- State: TX
- Country: United StatesAustin, in south-central Texas on the banks of the Colorado River (there are two in the U. S.),is the capital of Texas. In 1838 Mirabeau B. Lamar, while camping along the banks of the Colorado River, fell in love with the beauty of the area. When Lamar became president of the Republic the following year, he sent Edwin Waller to build a new capital on the banks of the river. It was named for Stephen F. Austin, the father of the Republic. The city is home to the main campus of The University of Texas. Today Austin is not only a state capital and university town but also a thriving international high tech center. Diverse cultures have influenced the arts and launched a youthful harmonious spirit throughout the city. Population: 1,124,988 people in the metropolitan Austin area. 642,994 within Austin city limits. TRANSPORTATION Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Eight miles from downtown and the State Capitol. Prime position near the NAFTA Highway (Interstate Highway 35). www.ci.austin.tx.us/austinairport. Ge
Austin, in south-central Texas on the banks of the Colorado River (there are two in the U. S.),is the capital of Texas.
In 1838 Mirabeau B. Lamar,…