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Tarrytown is a neighborhood located west of downtown Austin, Texas.
The neighborhood is located in ZIP Code 78703 and is bordered by Lake Austin Boulevard on the south, Lake Austin on the west, West 35th Street on the north and Mopac Expressway on the east. Major roads in the area include Exposition Boulevard, Enfield Road and Windsor Road.
Tarrytown is most often defined as the area bounded by Enfield Road in the South, 35th Street in the North, MoPac Expressway in the East, and Lake Austin in the West. The neighborhood has two shopping outlets: Tarrytown Center and Casis Village, both of which feature local businesses. The neighborhood is also home to two schools, Casis Elementary and O. Henry Middle School. The neighborhood is serviced by two bus routes, No. 18 (Enfield/MLK Station) and Nos. 21-22 (Exposition/Chicon), both operated by the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or Cap Metro.
It is three miles from downtown Austin. Tarrytown is surrounded by the lush foliage from old shade trees.
Tarrytown caught the eye of the national media when Jeanne Daniels, a Houston, Texas resident and animal rights activist, inherited the shopping center and decided to eliminate any stores that sold meat or leather. At least one shop went out of business, and engendered some seriously angry responses from locals. For example, the former Holiday House (a popular spot for hamburger lovers) was replaced by the all-vegetarian Nu Age Café, which has since closed.
The official residence of the chancellor of the University of Texas System is located in Tarrytown.
Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages:
Notable locations in zip code 78703: Clarksville Historic District (A), Camp Mabry Historic District (B), Goldie Horton-Porter House (C), Herbert and Alice Bohn House (D), Keith House (E), Judge Robert Lynn Batts House (F), Austin Fire Department Station 10 (G), Austin Fire Department Station 4 (H), Howson Branch Austin City Library (I), Texas Military Forces Museum (J), Laguna Gloria Art Museum (K), Austin Childrens Museum (L), Austin / Travis County Emergency Medical Service - Rescue 17 (M), Texas Confederate Home (N), Chester and Lorine Nagel House (O), A J Jernigan House (P), Richmond Kelley Smoot House (Q), Pease Mansion (R), Ziller House (S), Wroe-Bustin House (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in zip code 78703 include: Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church (A), Saint Francis Episcopal Church (B), Good Shepherd Episcopal Church (C), Westminster Presbyterian Church (D), Mesa Community Church (E), Saint Luke United Methodist Church (F), Tarrytown Baptist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Johnson Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map
Parks in zip code 78703 include: Lamar Beach (1), Westenfield Park (2), West Austin Park (3), Red Bud Isle Park (4), Mayfield Park (5), Deep Eddy Park (6), Reed Park (7).
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, TX 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.
Travis County Justice Complex
Ned Granger Administration Building in Austin
8000 b.c. Early native American inhabitants include Tonkawa, Lipan Apache, Comanche, Kiowa.
1519-1685 Hernando Cortez and Alonso Álvarez de Pineda claim Texas for Spain.
1685-1690 France plants its flag on Texas soil, but departs after only five years.
1691 Domingo Terán de los Ríos makes an inspection tour for Spain to East Texas.
1730 The Spanish relocate missions of San Francisco de los Neches, Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de los Hasinai, and San José de los Nazonis near Barton Springs.
1821 Mexico claims its independence from Spain. Anglos from the north settle in Texas and claim Mexican citizenship.
1827 Mexican government grants Stephen F. Austin his third "Little Colony," headquartered at Mina (Bastrop) which gave offshoot to Travis County.
1829, September 15 - Mexican President Vicente Ramon Guerrero, of Spanish, African and Native American descent, emancipates all slaves within the Republic of Mexico:
1st - Slavery is abolished in the republic.
2nd - Consequently, those who have been until now considered slaves are free.
3rd - When the circumstances of the treasury may permit, the owners of the slaves will be indemnified in the mode that the laws may provide. And in order that every part of this decree may be fully complied with, let it be printed, published, and circulated.
Given at the Federal Palace of Mexico, the 15th of September, 1829.
Vicente Guerrero To José María Bocanegra
1830s Josiah and Mathias Wilbarger, Reuben Hornsby, Jacob M. Harrell, and John F. Webber become early settlers.
March 2 - Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico establishes the Republic of Texas.
March 6 - The Alamo falls.
April 21–22 - Battle of San Jacinto, Antonio López de Santa Anna captured.
May 14 - Santa Anna signs the Treaties of Velasco.
December 27 - Stephen F. Austin dies at the age of 43.
Congress of the Republic of Texas chooses Waterloo as the site of the new capital, renames it Austin in honor of Stephen F. Austin.
Congress establishes Travis County, naming it in honor of William B. Travis. Austin is the county seat.
Sam Houston moves the government of the Republic of Texas from Austin to Houston when Mexican troops invaded San Antonio.
The Texas Archives War erupts when Houston tries to also move the archives.
October, Texas government returns to Austin.
December 29 - Texas Annexation by the United States
1846, May 13 - The United States Congress officially declares war on Mexico.
1848, February 2 - Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo officially ends the Mexican-American War.
1852 The Austin Railroad Association established to encourage railroad construction to the area.
1854 Texas Governor's Mansion built in Austin. Architect Abner Cook.
1856 Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired established.
1860 Population 4,931 whites, 3,136 slaves, 13 free blacks.
Travis County votes against secession from the Union.
February 1 - Texas secedes from the Union.
March 2 - Texas joins the Confederate States of America.
1863, January 1 – The Emancipation Proclamation.
April 9 – Robert E. Lee formally surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Court House.
April 15 – President Abraham Lincoln dies of a head wound inflicted by assassin John Wilkes Booth.
June 19 – Major General Gordon Granger arrives in Galveston to enforce the emancipation of all slaves. It is the first time African Americans in Texas know of the Emancipation. The date becomes celebrated annually in Texas as Juneteenth, and later as an official state holiday known as Emancipation Day.
December 6 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits slavery.
1870, March 30 - The United States Congress readmits Texas into the Union.
1871 Houston and Texas Central Railway completes track to Austin.
1881 International and Great Northern Railroad completes track from Austin to Laredo.
1882 The Austin and Northwestern Railroad lay track between Austin and Burnet.
1883 University of Texas at Austin becomes the flagship for the University of Texas System.
1885 Texas State Capitol built of pink granite. Renaissance Revival architecture. Architect Elijah E. Myers.
1902 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad line arrives in Travis County.
1942 Bergstrom Air Force Base commissioned, named in honor of Captain John August Earl Bergstrom, first Austinite killed in World War II.
1950’s-1960’s Desegregation opens doors to minorities achievement and integration into the mainstream establishment in the county.
1951 Texas Instruments founded.
1955 Tracor, Incorporated headquarters in Austin.
1957 IBM opens its Austin branch.
1966 Charles Whitman murders his wife and mother in Austin. He then climbs to the University of Texas tower and begins a sniper attack, killing 14 people and injuring 32 others before being shot and killed by Austin Police and Texas Rangers.
1971 Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum dedicated on the University of Texas at Austin campus.
1974 Motorola opens in Austin.
1983 Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation headquarters in Austin.
1984 Michael Dell founds Dell Computers while a student at University of Texas at Austin.
1987 Sematech headquarters in Austin.
1988 3M opens Research and Development Center in Austin
February 1 - Space Shuttle Columbia breaks apart over Texas during re-entry.
September 11, Memorial to 9-11 World Trade Center victims is dedicated at the Texas State Cemetery.
2010, February 18 - Joseph Andrew Stack III, flying his Piper Cherokee PA-28-236 (Aircraft registration: N2889D) plane, crashes into Building I of the Echelon office complex in northwest Austin in a suicide attack against the Internal Revenue Service.
When Bookstop existed, its headquarters were in an unincorporated area in the county.
In 2000, Dell announced that it would lease 80,000 square feet (7,400 m2) of space in the Las Cimas office complex in unincorporated Travis County, Texas, between Austin and West Lake Hills, to house the company's executive offices and corporate headquarters. 100 senior executives were scheduled to work in the building by the end of 2000. In 2002 Dell announced that it planned to sublease its space to another tenant; the company planned to move its headquarters back to Round Rock once a tenant was secured. By 2003, Dell moved its headquarters back to Round Rock.
The county is politically liberal. It was the only county in Texas that voted against the Proposition 2 constitutional amendment banning gay marriages in 2005.