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Travis County

Travis County is named for William Barret Travis, who was a commander and hero of the Alamo.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Williamson County

E – Bastrop County and Caldwell County

S – Hays County

W – Blanco County and Burnet County


Created:  January 25, 1840                    Map of Texas highlighting Travis County

County Seat: 

Austin  1840 – present


County Courthouse – Austin  


Location:  1000 Guadalupe Street / West 11th Street

Built:  1930 – 1931

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Page Brothers

Contractor:  H E Wattenger


Description:  The building faces east and  is a four story white colored limestone structure. The building faces east and was completed in 1931. The building has a protruding center section. The windows are vertical with limestone dividers. The main east entrance is trimmed with limestone. Additions were added in 1959 and 1962.


See:  The architect, C H Page and Brother of Austin designed other courthouses in Anderson CountyFort Bend CountyHall CountyHays CountyHunt CountyOrange CountyTrinity County and Williamson County.


County Justice Complex – Austin  



Location:  509 West 11th Street / Nueces Street

Built:  1997 – 2001

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Graeber Simmons & Cowan and Herndon, Stauch & Associates

Contractor:  MW Builders of Texas Inc.


Description:  The building faces east and is an eleven story white colored limestone, concrete and glass structure. The building is located in the west side of the courthouse with a long canopy extending to the east side entrance. On the west side is an eleven story section with a curved roof on the north side and a curved roof on the south side with glass paneled section between. On the south side is a seven story structure with narrow horizontal windows. And flat roof line. The building is named as the Blackwell-Thurman Justice Complex. On the northeast corner is a four story concrete building constructed in 1972 to 1974 and named as the N L Gault Building. The architect was Barnes, Landes, Goodman and Youngsblood and the contractor was Faulkner Construction Company.


County Administration – Austin  



Location:  314 West 11th Street / Guadalupe Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces south.


See:  Located in the county is the Texas Supreme Court.



County Courhouse – Austin






































Photos taken 2006 and 2014