National Register Listings in
Travis County, Texas

1918 State Office Building and 1933 State Highway Building Administration Building All Saints' Chapel Arnold Bakery Austin Central Fire Station #1 Austin Daily Tribune Building Austin Fire Drill Tower Austin Public Library Austin US Courthouse Aynesworth-Wright House Bailetti House Barnes, Charles W., House Barr, William Braxton, House Battle Hall Batts, Judge Robert Lynn, House Bertram Building Bluebonnet Tourist Camp Boardman-Webb-Bugg House Bremond Block Historic District Briones, Genaro P. and Carolina, House Brizendine House Brown Building Cambridge Tower Camp Mabry Historic District Carrington-Covert House Caswell, Daniel H. and William T., Houses Central Christian Church Chapman House City Cemetery Clarksville Historic District Commercial Building at 4113 Guadalupe Street Community Center Congress Avenue Historic District Connelly-Yerwood House Covert Park at Mount Bonnell Covert, Frank M. and Annie G., House Cox-Craddock House Cranfill Apartments Cranfill, Thomas, House Deep Eddy Bathing Beach Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Headquarters Building Delwood Duplex Historic District Dobie, J. Frank, House Driskill Hotel East Main Street Historic District Evans Industrial Building Federal Office Building Fiesta Gardens Fischer House Fogel, Seymour and Barbara, House French Legation George Washington Carver Library German American Ladies College Gethsemane Lutheran Church Gethsemane Lutheran Church Gethsemane Lutheran Church and Luther Hall (Boundary Increase) Gilfillan House Goodman Building Governor's Mansion Granger House and the Perch Green Pastures Haehnel Building Hancock Golf Course Hancock, John, House Haynes-DeLashwah House Hildreth-Flanagan-Heierman House Hirshfeld, Henry, House and Cottage Hofheintz-Reissig Store Horton-Porter, Goldie, House House at 1170 San Bernard Street House at 1400 Canterbury Street Hyde Park Historic District Hyde Park Presbyterian Church Irvin, Robert, House Jernigan, A. J., House Jobe, Phillip W., House Johnson, C. E., House Kappa Kappa Gamma House Keith House Laguna Gloria Lamar Boulevard Bridge Ledbetter, Charles P., House Limerick-Frazier House Lions Municipal Golf Course Little Campus Littlefield House Lung House Maddox, John W., House Mansbendel, Peter and Clotilde Shipe, House Mather-Kirkland House Mayfield-Gutsch Estate McCallum, Arthur N. and Jane Y., House McCauley, Robert H. and Edith Ethel, House McFarland House McGown, Floyd, House McKinney Homestead Miller, Fannie Moss, House Millett Opera House Missouri, Kansas and Texas Land Co. House Montopolis Bridge Moonlight Towers Moore's Crossing Historic District Moore-Hancock Farmstead Moreland, Charles B., House Nagel, Chester and Lorine, House Neill-Cochran House Newton House Ney, Elisabet, Studio and Museum Norwood Building Oakwood Cemetery Annex Old Bakery Old Land Office Building Old West Austin Historic District Old West Austin Historic District (Boundary Increase) Oliphant-Walker House Onion Creek Crossing at McKinney Falls Page-Gilbert House Paggi, Michael, House Paramount Theatre Parker, James F. and Susie R., House Perry Estate-St. Mary's Academy Perry, Edgar H. Jr., House Peterson, George A., House Polhemus, Joseph O., House Porter, William Sidney, House Rainey Street Historic District Ramsey, F. T. and Belle, House Rather House Raymond-Morley House Reuter, Louis and Mathilde, House Robbins, Alice H., House Roberts Clinic Robinson-Macken House Rogers, Edward H., Homestead Rogers-Bell House Roy-Hardin House Royal Arch Masonic Lodge Sampson, George W., House Santa Rita Courts Schemedes, Kurt and Meta, House Schneider, J. P., Store Scholz Garten Schulze, Walter, House and Industrial Structure Scott, Zachary T. and Sallie Lee, Sr. House Scottish Rite Dormitory Seaholm Power Plant Sears, Rev. Henry M. and Jennie, House Shadow Lawn Historic District Sheeks-Robertson House Shipe, Col. Monroe M., House Shotgun at 1206 Canterbury Street Shotguns at 1203-1205 Bob Harrison Simms House Simpson Memorial Methodist Church Sixth Street Historic District Smith-Clark and Smith-Bickler Houses Smith-Marcuse-Lowry House Smoot, Richmond Kelley, House Southgate-Lewis House Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Building St. David's Episcopal Church St. Edward's University Main Building and Holy Cross Dormitory St. Mary's Cathedral State Cemetery of Texas State Lunatic Asylum Stavely-Kunz-Johnson House Swedish Hill Historic District Teachers State Association of Texas Building Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Headquarters Texas State Capitol Town Lake Gazebo Tucker Apartment House U.S. Post Office and Federal Building University Baptist Church University Junior High School Victory Grill Wahrenberger House Walsh, James M. & Leana B., House Wells, Willie, House Wesley United Methodist Church West Fifth Street Bridge at Shoal Creek West Line Historic District West Sixth Street Bridge at Shoal Creek Westgate Tower Westhill Williams, W. T. and Clotilde V., House Willow-Spence Streets Historic District Wilshire Historic District Woodlawn Wooldridge Park Wooten, Goodall, House Worrell-Ettlinger House Wroe-Bustin House Zilker Park Historic District Ziller House
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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 concise overview of the key events in the history 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.