Travis County, Texas

Travis County, Texas History, Genealogy, Old Photos, Postcards, Maps, and Information

Travis County, located in South Central Texas is surrounded by Williamson County to the north, Bastrop County to the east, Caldwell County to the south, Hays County to the southwest, Blanco County to the west, and Burnet County to the northwest. Austin, the county seat, is also the capital of Texas.

Cities, Towns & Communities

Austin – county seat | Bee Cave | Bluff Springs | Briarcliff | Cele | Creedmoor | Del Valle | Elgin | Elroy | Jonestown | Kimbro | Lago Vista | Lakeway | Littig | Manchaca | Manor | Marshall Ford | McNeil | Mustang Ridge | New Sweden | Oak Hill | Pilot Knob | Pflugerville | Point Venture | Rollingwood | Round Rock (mostly in Wiliamson County) | San Leanna | Sun Valley | The Hills | Volente | Webberville | West Lake Hills


Travis County 1858. This county lies on both sides of the Colorado River, about 150 miles from its mouth. Austin, the seat of the State Government, is in this county, on the east side of the Colorado River.

This is a good farming and stock-raising county, and is fast increasing in population and wealth ; there is plenty of timber for building and fencing, and a superior kind of stone, with which the public edifices and many private residences have been erected.

The total amount of taxation of this county is $13,262.98. There are 2399 negroes, 4326 horses, and 16,928 head of neat cattle, besides a large number of hogs, and some flocks of sheep.

Lands near Austin are held at high prices, but at some distance from town can be bought at moderate rates. When the slight obstructions in the Colorado have been cleared out, steam navigation will be open from Matagorda Bay to the city of Austin, for several months in the year. – Braman’s information about Texas, 1858

County Histories

History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties Digital book online from the Portal to Texas History.


Austin, TX 30° 16′ 1.7508″ N, 97° 44′ 35.0196″ W