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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Travis County

 
 
Travis County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 15, 2007
1. Travis County Marker
Inscription. Named in honor of William Barret Travis. Born in Edgefield District, South Carolina, August 1, 1809. Came to Texas in 1831. Commander at the Alamo where he was killed March 6, 1836.

Austin, the county seat, selected as the Capital of the Republic of Texas in 1839 and by a vote of the people in 1850 made the permanent Capital of the State of Texas.
 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 6447.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 16.505′ N, 97° 46.247′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Veterans Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Johnson Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Deep Eddy Bathing Beach (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clay Pit Bucket Tower (approx. mile away); Austin High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ashford McGill House (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Travis County Marker and Pedestal image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, October 25, 2013
2. Travis County Marker and Pedestal
Confederate Men's Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Esperanza School Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Swedish Log Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 20, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on October 27, 2013, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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