The county of Travis, located in the central region of the Texas state, was established in 1840 and organized in 1843. It was named after William Travis, colonel, and Alamo commander. This county has been economically dependent on its government services, education, technology, and research industries; cattle, hogs, nursery crops, corn, cotton, sorghum, pecans, and small grains were its primary agricultural products. It also features some interesting historical and recreational sites that include many city parks, museums, scenic drives, and lakes. A music festival every March, a Chili Pod chili cook-off each April, and a Deutschen Fest every May are all being held in this county. Austin, its county seat and the capital of Texas is also a popular retirement area. You can also find a wide variety of food selections, from local to international cuisines, in this county.