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AUSTIN COUNTY, TEXAS

29 52' 48" N, 96 16' 48" W (29.88, -96.28)

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    Contiguous Counties:
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    Austin County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

    AUSTIN COUNTY

    A part of the grant to Stephen F. Austin in 1821, created a municipality under the Mexican government in 1828, became a county of the Republic of Texas, March 17, 1836.

    Named in honor of Stephen Fuller Austin, 1793-1836, pioneer empresario, founder of Anglo-American Texas.

    San Felipe de Austin, capital of Austin's colony, 1824-1836, seat of provisional government of Texas, 1835-1836. County seat, 1837-1848, Bellville, since.
    Austin County Courthouse
    TX - Austin County Courthouse
    Austin County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Austin County Town List

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    County Seat - Bellville
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  • Austin County Vintage Maps
    TX Austin County 1907 Postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Austin County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Austin County Texas 1920s map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Austin County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Austin County Texas 1940s map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Austin County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Austin County
    1936 Texas Centennial Marker
    Junction of SH 36 and SH 159
    Bellville
    TX - Austin County centennial marker

    Austin County Centennial Marker
    TE Photo, April 2007

    TX - Austin County centennial marker

    Austin County Centennial Marker
    TE Photo, April 2007

    TX - Austin County centennial marker

    Austin County Centennial Marker
    TE Photo, April 2007
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