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Travis County is one of the oldest counties in Texas created in 1840, and named for William Barrett Travis, a hero of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution. Travis County was formed from Bastrop County during the years Texas was a Republic (1836 to 1845). Bastrop was one of the original counties created in 1836, after Texas gained its independence from Mexico. Austin, named for Stephen F. Austin, the Father of Texas, is both the state capitol and the county seat for Travis County. 

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1850 US Census
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History of Travis County

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Mortuary Records

Complete index to Naturalization Records prepared by the WPA
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