Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 in collection highlights, explore Travis County, history of Travis County, Portal to Texas History, research.
In a series of posts, we will be highlighting some of Travis County’s lesser known records and the unique information they contain. Travis County Poor Farm Record: 1890-1900 (1 volume). Ledger includes an inventory of property belonging to the Travis County Poor Farm; list of paupers; list of hands hired; list of county convicts sent […]
Monday, February 14th, 2011 in explore Travis County, people, places.
Have you ever wondered where the community, landmark, and road names you see around Travis County come from? Many are named after early settlers and individuals who were significant in the history and development of Travis County and of Texas. Here are just a few: Anderson Mill Road – Named after a mill and its […]
Monday, January 4th, 2010 in explore Travis County, places.
Click on the map to enlarge In some ways, the Onion Creek area has not changed much from the time of its settlement in the mid-1800s. Situated in southeastern Travis County, this rural area remains primarily agricultural in nature, with open pastureland and wooded, gently rolling hills. In stark contrast to the nearby bustling metropolis […]