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Travis County, Texas Area Info
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Travis County is a county located in south central Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,024,266, making it the fifth-most populous county in Texas. Its county seat is Austin, the capital of Texas. The county is named in honor of William Barret Travis, the commander of the Republic of Texas forces at the Battle of the Alamo.
Travis County is part of the Austin-Round Rock, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located along the Balcones Fault, the boundary between the Edwards Plateau to the west and the Blackland Prairie to the east.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,023 square miles (2,650 km2), of which 990 square miles (2,600 km2) is land and 31 square miles (80 km2) (3.2%) is water.
This is a compendium of information on springs in Travis County, Texas with prehistoric or historic links to Texas Indians. Information is based primarily on Gunnar Brune's report to the Texas Water Development Board, "Major and Historical Springs of Texas", and his book, Springs of Texas. Additional sources are cited with associated springs.
As Brune noted in his report to the Texas Water Development Board, "Springs have been very important to Texas from the time of its first inhabitants. Many battles were fought between the pioneers and Indians for possession of springs". Understanding these springs is important to understanding Travis County from the perspective of those first inhabitants, the Texas Indians: where they camped, the trails they used.