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Travis County, Texas
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Travis County, Texas Facts

Travis County

When was Travis County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on January 25, 1840 from Bastrop County. This county was named for William Barret Travis (1809–1836), the commander of the Texan forces at the Alamo .

What is the County Seat of Travis County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Austin also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Travis County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Williamson County (north), Bastrop County (east), Caldwell County (south), Hays County (southwest), Blanco County (west), Burnet County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Travis County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Austin, Bee Cave, Briarcliff, Creedmoor, Elgin, Jonestown, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Manor, Pflugerville, Point Venture, Rollingwood, Round Rock, San Leanna, Sunset Valley, The Hills, Volente, Webberville, West Lake Hills.

Travis County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Travis County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Travis County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Travis County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Travis County, TX Census Records

What Travis County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Travis County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Travis Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Travis Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Travis Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.

Travis County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Travis County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Travis County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Travis County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Travis County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 149325, Austin 78714-9325
  • Travis County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (512) 854-4996
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1840
    • Land Records: 1840
    • Probate Records: 1840
    • Court Records: 1876
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Travis County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Travis County, TX?
A list of Travis County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Travis County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Travis County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Travis County.

Travis Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Travis Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Travis Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Travis Co. TX General and History Websites

Travis Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Travis Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Travis Co. TX Military Records

Travis Co. TX Schools & Directories

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