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Where to go and where to stay in Travis County.

Visiting Travis County

Austin, Creedmoor, Jonestown, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Leander, Manor, Mustang Ridge, Pflugerville.

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In 1827 the Mexican government granted Stephen F. Austin his third, or 'Little Colony', which was located east of the Colorado River and north and west of the Old San Antonio Road.

Mina (Bastrop) became the headquarters of the colony, and Travis County developed as an offshoot of Mina.

The county seat of Travis County is Austin.

Travis County Parks:
Nowhere else in Texas will you find such a variety of recreational opportunities so close at hand.

Travis County Website:
The county was named after William Barret Travis, who died at The Alamo.

Around Travis County


Austin is the county seat of Travis County and the state capital of Texas.


City of Jonestown:
Jonestown, incorporated in 1985, has existed as a populated rural community since it was originally settled by the Jones brothers, Emmett and Warren, in the late 1930s.

Lago Vista

Lago Vista is situated at the centre of the beautiful and rugged north shore of Lake Travis.

Lago Vista Chamber of Commerce:
Modern Lago Vista is a place where people still wave hello and hold open doors. In a time where this behavior is not commonplace, it is refreshing to find a community where the past meets the present in such a graceful fashion.

Vacation Villages:
The Shores at Lake Travis is a complete recreational community situated on more than 5,000 acres with eleven miles of Lake Travis shoreline offering sailing, power-boating, fishing, water-skiing, windsurfing, snorkelling, and swimming. Shuffleboard, bicycling, volleyball, horseshoes, and a games room with board games, ping-pong and a pool table are also available. Two country clubs and two nine-hole golf courses are close by, offering tennis facilities and 54 holes of golf.


City of Lakeway:
By 1971, Lakeway had emerged from a sleepy little town that came alive during the spring and summer months, to a year-round community for active and retired residents. In 1987, the average age of Lakeway's residents dropped below 60 for the first time, thanks to the influx of families with school-age children moving here to take advantage of a new and expanding school district.


Just five miles north of Austin on U.S. 183, Leander lies within the heart of Central Texas and at the edge of theTexas Hill Country. Beautiful lakes, rolling hills and an exceptionally stunning municipal golf course provide for exciting recreational opportunities in Leander.

City of Leander:
Originally called Bagdad, the City of Leander was established on July 17th, 1882. The first settlers arrived in the area around 1845, receiving bounty land grants in exchange for service in the Texas Revolution.


City of Manor:
The city is named after James B. Manor; born in 1804 and one the earliest settlers inTravis County.

Quality Inn and Suites Manor:
Located two miles outside of Austin, the Quality Inn is a great location for travelling along the 290 from Austin to Houston. Restaurants and many attractions are nearby and the Inn is close to Samsung Electronics and Applied Materials.


City of Pflugerville:
Located about fifteen miles north of the Colorado River, on the eastern edge of the blackland prairies, Pflugerville was founded in 1860; when William Bohls established a general store and post office in his residence, and named the town in honour of Henry Pfluger.


City of Rollingwood:
The City of Rollingwood is situated on the West bank of Lake Austin.

Sunset Valley

City of Sunset Valley:
Founded in 1954, by people who wanted to keep a quiet, friendly way of life, the City of Sunset Valley lies south-west of downtown Austin and is independent of, but maintains a close relationship with, the capital city.

West Lake Hills

City of West Lake Hills:
The city of West Lake Hills was founded and incorporated as a village on September 9th, 1953.

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