Travis County, Texas

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Travis County is a county located in south central Texas astride the Balcones Fault, the boundary between the Edwards Plateau to the west and the Blackland Prairie to the east. It is part of the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. In the year 2009, the population was 1,026,158; the county has gained more than 400,000 residents since 1990. Its county seat is Austin,[1] the capital of Texas. The county is named in honor of William Barret Travis, the commander of the Republic of Texas forces at the Battle of the Alamo.


History timeline

  • 1685-1690 France plants its flag on Texas soil, but departs after only five years.[3]
  • 1730 The Spanish relocate missions of San Francisco de los Neches, Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de los Hasinai, and San José de los Nazonis near Barton Springs.[4]

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