Road workers, 1957

Road workers for Precinct 4 Commissioner Booth Lawson, 1957

Research

Search our finding aids - Online Repository

Learn what collections are available - Collections List

Genealogy

Find genealogical resources at the county - Travis County Genealogical Resources

Exhibits

Explore Travis County's history through interactive online exhibits -  online exhibits

View in person exhibits on Travis County history – exhibits in the hall of government

About the Archives

The Travis County Archives is a division of the Communications and Records Services (CARS) Department of Travis County.

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.

Contact Us

Currently the Archives is open by appointment only. We are located in the Travis County Sheriff’s Building on Airport Blvd. We are open 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

Please call or email to set up an appointment for research.

5555 Airport Boulevard, Room 507
Austin, Texas, 78751

(512) 854-4675 | Email

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The Travis County Instagram page posts interesting finds in the collections, photos of historical places in Travis County and news about events and updates in the archives.

Travis County History

Travis County, located in Central Texas, was established on January 25, 1840, by an act of the Fourth Congress of the Republic of Texas, days after the community of Waterloo had been renamed Austin and designated the capital city. The county was named after William Barret Travis, legendary commander of the Republic of Texas forces at the Battle of the Alamo.