Travis County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Travis County, Texas (Map It) was created on January 25, 1840 from Bastrop County. This county was named for William Barret Travis (1809–1836), the commander of the Texan forces at the Alamo .. Learn More About State of Texas History

Travis County is bordered by Williamson County (north), Bastrop County (east), Caldwell County (south), Hays County (southwest), Blanco County (west), Burnet County (northwest).

Travis County Cities and Towns include Austin, Bee Cave, Briarcliff, Creedmoor, Elgin, Jonestown, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Manor, Pflugerville, Point Venture, Rollingwood, Round Rock, San Leanna, Sunset Valley, The Hills, Volente, Webberville, West Lake Hills.. A Map of Travis County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Travis County, Texas Courthouse Records

Travis County, Texas Courthouse
Travis County, TX Courthouse

The Travis County Courthouse is located in Austin, Texas. Learn More About State of Texas Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicate what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Travis county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Travis County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1840, Land Records from 1840, Probate Records from 1840 and Court Records from 1876. The County Clerk's office is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
  • Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

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