Travis County, Texas

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Travis County is a county in south central Texas.wikipedia
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Austin, Texas

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Its county seat is Austin, the capital of Texas. In 1839 the site was officially chosen as the republic's new capital and given the name Waterloo, Texas; shortly thereafter the city's name was changed to Austin in honor of Stephen F. Austin.
Austin is the capital city of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties.

Round Rock, Texas

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Travis County is part of the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Round Rock is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, in Williamson County (with a small part in Travis County), which is a part of the Greater Austin, Texas metropolitan area.

Greater Austin

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Travis County is part of the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area.
the U.S. Office of Management and Budget defines the Austin–Round Rock MSA as including Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties.

Stephen F. Austin

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Over the next decade, thousands of foreign immigrants (primarily from the United States) moved into Texas; in particular, American empresario Stephen F. Austin established one of his colonies near what is now Bastrop, Texas (in future Travis County) in 1827. In 1839 the site was officially chosen as the republic's new capital and given the name Waterloo, Texas; shortly thereafter the city's name was changed to Austin in honor of Stephen F. Austin.
Numerous places and institutions are named in his honor, including the capital of Texas, Austin in Travis County, Austin County, Austin Bayou, Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Austin College in Sherman, and a number of K-12 schools.

William B. Travis

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The county was established in 1840 and is named in honor of William Barret Travis, the commander of the Republic of Texas forces at the Battle of the Alamo.
Travis County and Travis Park were named after him for being the commander of the Republic of Texas at the Battle of the Alamo.

Central Texas

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Travis County is a county in south central Texas.

Waterloo, Texas

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In 1839 the site was officially chosen as the republic's new capital and given the name Waterloo, Texas; shortly thereafter the city's name was changed to Austin in honor of Stephen F. Austin.
Waterloo was the original name for the city of Austin, Texas, located in Travis County in the central part of the state.

Edwards Plateau

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It is along the Balcones Fault, the boundary between the Edwards Plateau to the west and the Blackland Prairie to the east.

Texas Hill Country

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The western part of the county is characterized by the karst topography of the Texas Hill Country, while the eastern part exhibits the fertile plains and farmlands of the Blackland Prairie.

Smith Rock Shelter

Two of the oldest Paleolithic archeological sites in Texas, the Levi Rock Shelter and Smith Rock Shelter, are in southwest and southeast Travis County, respectively.
The shelter abuts Onion Creek and is one of two natural rock shelters in Travis County to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places (the other is the Levi Rock Shelter).

Travis County Courthouse

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The Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse is located in downtown Austin.
The Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse is the county courthouse for Travis County, Texas.

Lake Travis

The Colorado River meanders through the county from west to east, forming a series of man-made lakes (Lake Travis, Lake Austin, and Lady Bird Lake).
With 30 square miles of surface area, Lake Travis has the largest storage capacity of the seven reservoirs known as the Highland Lakes, and stretches 65 miles (105 km) upriver from western Travis County in a highly serpentine course into southern Burnet County to Max Starcke Dam, southwest of the town of Marble Falls.

Levi Rock Shelter

Two of the oldest Paleolithic archeological sites in Texas, the Levi Rock Shelter and Smith Rock Shelter, are in southwest and southeast Travis County, respectively.

Burnet County, Texas

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In 1852 the Fourth Texas Legislature created Burnet County from Bell, Travis and Williamson.

Williamson County, Texas

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Two such species are songbirds protected by the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve in Travis and Williamson Counties.

Texas State Highway 130

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Texas Highway 130 (constructed as an alternative to IH-35 for long-distance traffic wishing to avoid Austin and San Antonio) also runs from north to south through the sparsely populated eastern part of the county.
The two highways run in a northeast direction passing through rural areas of Travis County.

United States Courthouse (Austin, Texas, 1936)

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, the county's probate courts are in the process of being moved from the county courthouse into Austin's 1936 United States Courthouse, which was acquired by the county in 2016.
Since 2016 the building has been owned by Travis County, which is renovating the facility to be used as county court space.

Lake Travis Independent School District

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Other districts wholly or mainly located in Travis County include Eanes ISD, Lake Travis ISD, Lago Vista ISD, Leander ISD, Del Valle ISD, Manor ISD, and Pflugerville ISD.
Lake Travis Independent School District is a public school district headquartered in unincorporated southwestern Travis County, Texas (USA).

Interstate 35 in Texas

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Travis County is crossed by Interstate Highway 35, US Highways 183 and 290, and Texas Highway 71.
The restriction covers Hays and Travis counties and most of Williamson county and ends north of Jarrell, Texas where I-35 is reduced to three lanes in each direction.

Austin Independent School District

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Travis County is served by a number of public school districts; the largest is Austin Independent School District, serving most of Austin.
Established in 1881, the district serves most of the City of Austin and surrounding towns, the City of Sunset Valley, the Village of San Leanna, and unincorporated areas in Travis County (including Manchaca).

Downtown Austin

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The Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse is located in downtown Austin.
The mid-1870s introduced gaslight illumination and mule-driven streetcars as well as construction of a new Travis County courthouse at Eleventh Street.

Del Valle Independent School District

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Other districts wholly or mainly located in Travis County include Eanes ISD, Lake Travis ISD, Lago Vista ISD, Leander ISD, Del Valle ISD, Manor ISD, and Pflugerville ISD.
Del Valle Independent School District (DVISD) is a public school district in the Del Valle community area of unincorporated Travis County, Texas (USA).