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County Surveyor Records

 Collection — other: all
Identifier: 01-CR26

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 5 series: Surveyor's Record books, Surveyor's Record Index books, Surveyor's Record File books, Field Notes, and assorted records.

Surveyor's Record books, dating from 1838-1999, include surveys, plats, field notes, land warrants and scrips. The earliest records, dating from 1838-1839, date prior to the formal establishment of Travis County, and are therefore referred to as Bastrop County records. Earlier records also include counties outside Travis but within the Travis Land District. Volumes overlap in date, as several volumes were recorded in concurrently.

Surveyor's Record Index books are organized alphabetically by grantee name, and refer to the information found in the Surveyor's Record books. Many of the entries in the first three books are duplicated from one to the next. They include grantee name, number of acres, and a reference to the Surveyor's Record volume and page number. Index Book Z is an index to Travis Land District records, and Index Book 6 is an index to Certificates of Survey.

The Surveyor's Record File Books, 1856-1907, are records of application to the County Surveyor for survey. Books 4, 5 and 6 have indexes included within the volumes; book 7 is not indexed.

Field notes are the primary record of the survey and are recorded at the time the fieldwork is being done. These records date from 1848-1930, but are scattered and incomplete and are not indexed.

Assorted records include materials relating to the disputed location of 4 leagues of Travis County school land in Throckmorton County, and undated blank forms used by the Surveyor's office.


  • Creation: 1838-1999
  • Other: Date acquired: 2009-07-09


Conditions Governing Access



5.00 Cubic Feet

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Related Materials

Microfilmed Surveyor's Records, maps, plats and field notes are located at the Austin History Center.

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Repository Details

Part of the Travis County Archives Repository

5555 Airport Boulevard
Room 507
Austin Texas 78751