Place:Travis, Texas, United States

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Travis County is a county located in south central Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,024,266, making it the fifth most populous county in Texas. The county has gained more than 400,000 residents since 1990. Its county seat is Austin, 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. It is located along the Balcones Fault, the boundary between the Edwards Plateau to the west and the Blackland Prairie to the east.

Travis County is part of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1840 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1876 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 3,138
1860 8,080
1870 13,153
1880 27,028
1890 36,322
1900 47,386
1910 55,620
1920 57,616
1930 77,777
1940 111,053
1950 160,980
1960 212,136
1970 295,516
1980 419,573
1990 576,407

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