Historic cemeteries in
Travis, Texas

Alexander Cemetery Allen-McNeil Cemetery Assumption Cemetery Austin Memorial Park Cemetery Austin State Hospital Cemetery Baker Family Cemetery Banks-Wood Cemetery Barton Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Bee Cave Baptist Church Cemetery Beth Israel #1 Cemetery Beth Israel #2 Cemetery Bethany Cemetery Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery Birch-Vance Cemetery Black Cemetery Near Carl Boggy Creek Masonic Cemetery Boyce Family Cemetery Brown Cemetery Brown Cemetery Burditt Prairie Cemetery Burleson Family Cemetery Caperton Family Cemetery Capitol Memorial Park Cemetery Carl Cemetery Carl Beck Cemetery Cementerio Mexicano De La Luz Cemetery Center Union Cemetery Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery Charles F Austin Cemetery Collier Cemetery Collins Cemetery Comanche Cemetery Comanche South Cemetery Creedmoor Cemetery Dan Brown Cemetery Darter Cemetery Davidson-Littlepage Cemetery Davis Cemetery Decker Cemetery Dessau Cemetery Dittmore-Bell-Springs Bassford Cemetery Duplicate Of Forest Oaks Memorial Park Cemetery Duty Cemetery Eanes Cemetery Easley Cemetery Elroy Mexican Baptist Church Cemetery Elroy Swedish Baptist Cemetery Enochs Family Cemetery Evangelical Free Church Memorial Garden Cemetery Evangelical St. John Lutheran Cemetery Evelyn Cemetery Evergreen Cemetery Fall Creek Cemetery Fall Creek Cemetery Fiskville Cemetery Forest Oaks Memorial Park Cemetery Fowler II Cemetery Freitag Cemetery Garfield-Fowler I Cemetery George Herbert Kinsolving Crypt Cemetery Glasscock Cemetery Glasscock Cemetery II Green Pastures Stones Cemetery Greenwood Cemetery Gregg Cemetery Grumbles-Fowler IV Cemetery Hansel Cemetery Haynie Chapel Cemetery Heissner Cemetery Hill Family Cemetery Hornsby Cemetery Hornsby Mexican Cemetery Houston Family Cemetery Huddleston Cemetery I.D. Fowler Cemetery Ike E Brown Cemetery Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery Ingram Cemetery J.L. Foster Gravesite Cemetery Jerry W Brown Cemetery John Richards Cemetery John Wilson Family Cemetery Jones (Hispanic/Black) On Cadillac Rd Cemetery Jones-Anglo (on Cadillac) Cemetery Jones-Norwood Cemetery Jones-West Side Cemetery Joseph Beck Cemetery Joseph J. Manor Cemetery Jourdan-Giles Cemetery Kimbro Cemetery Littig Cemetery Live Oak Cemetery Lockwood Cemetery Longview #1 Cemetery Manda Cemetery Manda Episcopal Methodist Church Cemetery Manor City Cemetery Marshall-Eanes Cemetery Martin Family Cemetery Maul Cemetery Maxey Cemetery McCuistion Cemetery McKown Cemetery Meeks Family Cemetery Melvin Jackson Cemetery Memorial Hill Park Cemetery Merrilltown Cemetery Methodist Episcopal Church Of Mount Salem Cemetery Mt. Calvary Cemetery Nameless Cemetery Nelson Family Cemetery New Sweden Lutheran Church Cemetery Nolen-Stanley Cemetery North Bohls Cemetery Nuckols Crossing Road Cem Cemetery Oak Grove Cemetery Oak Hill Cemetery Oakwood Cemetery Oliver Cemetery Ottens Cemetery Park Springs Cemetery Patterson-Riley Cemetery Pecht Cemetery Perry Cemetery Pfluger Cemetery Pleasant Valley Cemetery Plummer Cemetery Plummers Cemetery Post Oak Bend Cemetery Prairie Hill Cemetery Preece Cemetery Prince Of Peace Cemetery Puckett Cemetery Rector Cemetery Roberts-Teague Cemetery Rogers Hill-Burleson Cemetery Rose Hill Cemetery Rosenbusch Grave Cemetery Ross Family - San Jose Ave Cemetery Round Mountain Cemetery Saint Mary's Cemetery Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery San Jose #2 Cemetery San Jose #3 Cemetery San Jose Cemetery Santa Maria Cemetery Schiller Cemetery Sebron G. Sneed Cemetery Simpson Cemetery Singleton Family Cemetery Slaughter Cemetery Smith Family Cemetery Sneed-McArthur Cemetery South Bohls Cemetery Spillman Cemetery Strickland-Longview Cemetery Tarleton Cemetery Teck Cemetery Texas State Cemetery Townsend Farmstead Cemetery Trautwein Cemetery Travis County International Cemetery Travis State School Cemetery Tucker Cemetery Unknown At Hornsby Bend Cemetery Vasquez Cemetery Wallace Cemetery Walnut Creek Cemetery Waters Cemetery White Rock Cemetery Williamson Creek Cemetery
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Travis County, Texas, is located in the central part of the state and encompasses the capital city of Austin. The county has a rich history that spans centuries, beginning with the indigenous Native American tribes who inhabited the area long before European settlement.

European exploration of the region began in the 17th century when Spanish explorers ventured into what is now Travis County. However, it was not until the early 19th century that permanent settlements were established. In 1835, the area became part of the Republic of Texas after gaining independence from Mexico, and the county was officially created in 1840.

Travis County was named after William Barret Travis, a Texas Revolution hero who commanded the Texan forces during the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. Throughout the 19th century, the county experienced significant growth and development, driven by factors such as the arrival of immigrants, the expansion of the railroad, and the establishment of institutions like the University of Texas at Austin in 1883.

During the 20th century, Travis County continued to evolve and modernize. Austin, the county seat and state capital, grew into a vibrant and culturally diverse city, known for its live music scene, technological innovations, and progressive policies. The county became a center for government, education, and business, attracting a wide range of industries and residents.

Today, Travis County is one of the most populous and economically vibrant counties in Texas. It is home to a diverse population and a wide range of cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities. The county's history, coupled with its present-day dynamism, contributes to its unique character and makes it a significant region in the Lone Star State.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Travis County, Texas.

  • Pre-19th Century: The area that would become Travis County was inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Tonkawa and Lipan Apache.

  • 1691: Spanish explorers, including Domingo Terán de los Ríos and Alonso de León, explored the region.

  • 1835: Texas Revolution against Mexico begins, and the area becomes part of the Republic of Texas.

  • 1839: Waterloo, a small village settled near the Colorado River, is selected as the site for the new capital of the Republic of Texas.

  • 1840: Travis County is officially established and named after William Barret Travis, a hero of the Texas Revolution.

  • 1842: The capital is officially named Austin after Stephen F. Austin, "The Father of Texas."

  • 1871: The Houston and Texas Central Railway reaches Austin, facilitating transportation and spurring growth.

  • 1883: The University of Texas at Austin is founded.

  • 1891: The Texas State Capitol building, an iconic landmark, is completed.

  • 1930s-1940s: The construction of dams, including Mansfield Dam and Tom Miller Dam, on the Colorado River provides flood control and creates Lake Travis and Lake Austin, respectively.

  • 1970s-1990s: Austin experiences significant growth and becomes known for its live music scene, technology industry, and progressive culture.

  • 2000s-Present: Travis County continues to grow in population and economic significance, with Austin being recognized as one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States.