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Samuel Gotcher Land Grant in Travis County, Texas


The land grant is next to the words "Austin City" in the image

This "Third of a League" had been patented to Samuel on Headright Certificate Number 50 of the Land Office of Bastrop on 3/2/1838 for 1500 acres. This land can be found on the map of Austin by extending Duval Street until it reaches the Colorado River at the mouth of Shoal Creek for the west line, and by extending East Avenue as it lies north of 19th Street, and by extending East 47th Street for the north line. This tract lies all of downtown Austin and the eastern half of the University of Texas campus. The State Capital of Texas sits upon this land.