Travis County Archives
  • Travis County Archives Featured on
    Travis County Archives Featured on "Who Do You Think You Are?"
    Watch the episode this Sunday, April 3 at 8:00 PM on TLC.
  • Travis County Archives
    Travis County Archives

    Records at the Travis County Archives, 5555 Airport Boulevard.

  • Travis County Courthouse
    Travis County Courthouse

    Architectural drawing of the Travis County Courthouse, 1930. Facilities Management Department Records, Travis County Archives.

  • Heman Marion Sweatt
    Heman Marion Sweatt

    Historical marker at the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse.

  • Wayne Barton
    Wayne Barton

    Oath of office for Travis County's first Sheriff, Wayne Barton, 1840. County Clerk Records, Travis County Archives.

  • 1935 Flood
    1935 Flood

    Flood aftermath in downtown Austin, 1935. District Attorney Records, Travis County Archives.

  • Precinct 4
    Precinct 4

    Travis County Precinct 4 Commissioner Lawson Boothe and road crew, 1957. Photograph Collection, Travis County Archives.

  • Hamilton Pool
    Hamilton Pool

    Hamilton Pool Preserve. Photograph Collection, Travis County Archives.

  • Survey Records
    Survey Records

    Survey record, 1838. County Surveyor Records, Travis County Archives.

  • 53rd District Courtroom
    53rd District Courtroom

    Restored 53rd Judicial District Civil Courtroom in the Travis County Courthouse.

About the Archives

The Archives is a division of the Records Management and Communication Resources (RMCR) department of Travis County.

Our Mission

The mission of the Travis County Archives is to serve the government and the community of Travis County by documenting, preserving, and making available its records and history.

The Travis County Archives documents the functions and activities of the Travis County government, supports the conduct of the government by preserving and providing access to essential county records, and maintains the history of the county and its community through the preservation of records with historical value.

Visit the Archives

Currently the Archives is open by appointment only. Please call or email to set up an appointment for research.

Travis County Archives
5555 Airport Boulevard, Room 507
Austin, Texas 78751
(512) 854-4675
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Travis County Archives Featured on "Who Do You Think You Are?"


The Travis County Archives will be featured on “Who Do You Think You Are?” this weekend. Comedian Aisha Tyler, co-host of “The Talk,” visits the Archives and learns about an ancestor who, as a politician, struggled to keep his illegitimate son a secret. “Who Do You Think You Are?” airs at 8:00 PM Sunday, April 3 on TLC.

Crossroads of Culture: Folk Art and Travis County's Cultural Heritage

This years annual History Day will focus on folk art and the cultures of Travis County. You can read more about the event on our History Day page.

The Travis County Archives has partnered with Austin Friends of Folk Art

Please visit the blog to learn more about this partnership.

The History of the Travis County Seal and Extension Service reports from 1950s

The blog currently features a short history of the Travis County Seal and newly discovered reports from the Travis County Extension Service, featuring photographs of extension service activities in the 1950s.