Texas State Archives Map Collection

Original Township, City of Austin
Date: 1839
Publisher: Original survey by Edwin Waller, Agent, April 1939.
Cartographer: Koch, Louis M., Austin High School, 1933
Scale: 4 inches = 1500 feet
Size: 84 cm x 72 cm
Type of Map: plat
Format: color, manuscript
Language: English
AC Number: 00927
Photo Media: -- None Listed --
File Size: 71.87 MB

Original Township, City of Austin Image:

Manuscript plat of Austin as it appeared in 1839. Shows rivers, creeks, streets, blocks, government buildings, and some public and private buildings and residences. There is a key to the location of buildings. Note: "All the Above Layout taken from the Maps furnished by Austin Chamber of Commerce, Austin, Texas, 1933"; "Location of All Public Buildings, Homesteads, etc..., taken from article written by Mr. Lawrence K. Smoot"; "Original Grant Purchased from Logan Vandever, James Rogers, G.D. Hancock, J.W. Herrell, and Aaron Burleson, on March 7, 1839, and comprised 7,735 acres. Deed dated March 7, 1839. Purchase Price $21,000. Original Township as layed off by Edwin Waller was made up of 640 acres." Original manuscript and blueprint. 8/3/82

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