Where to go and where to stay in Travis County.
Visiting Travis County
Austin, Creedmoor, Jonestown, Lago Vista,
Lakeway, Leander, Manor, Mustang Ridge, Pflugerville.
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.
Nowhere else in Texas will you find such a variety of recreational opportunities so close
Travis County Website:
The county was named after William Barret Travis, who died at The Alamo.
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 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.
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.
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
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
City of Rollingwood:
The City of Rollingwood is situated on the West bank of Lake Austin.
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,
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