Austin County GIS Shapefile and Property data is available for direct download.
Austin County has a population of approximately 30,000 across 647 square miles of territory. The county was founded in 1837 and consists of 656 square miles of territory with 9 square miles of land. It’s named after Stephen F. Austin, the leader of the second Texas colony in 1825 and known as the “Father of Texas.”
Oil was discovered in Austin County in 1915 but production did not start until 1927 when the Raccoon Bend oilfield was opened to the north east of the county seat, Bellville. The Raccoon Bend oilfield was joined by other oilfields shortly afterwards. Oil production peaked in 1980, but the most important industry in the region is livestock production.
The county seat, Bellville, has a population of approximately 4,000 but it is not the largest city of the county, which is Sealy with a population approaching 6,500.
Data layers included: Abstracts, Subdivisions, City Limit Boundary, School Districts, Lot Lines
Last Updated: Updated Nightly
Percent Mapped: 106.38%
Percent Complete: 106.22%
The map below is an overview of the parcel layer for the County