Historic Documents

Travis County Clerk Records: Subdivision Plat Documents

The original neighborhood subdivision legal documents are held by Travis County Clerk. For more information, see “Surveys and Plats and Where to Find Them,” at traviscountyhistory.org. These documents include subdivision covenants, plat maps, and other documents.

Subdivision (see map) Documents
Northtowne (1960—1961)
Northtowne West (1962—1966)
Allandale Place (1964—1968)
Allandale Estates (1966—1970)
Northwest Terrace (1966—1971)
North Shoal Creek Estates (1997—1999)

Travis County Clerk Records: Road Book, 1898/1902

The Travis County Clerk holds historic road books, field notes and plats of county roads in Travis County from 1898 to 1902, showing starting points, directions, lengths of road, landmarks, and adjacent property owners. For more information, see “Early Travis County Road Records,” at traviscountyhistory.org, and the Travis County Clerk Records at the Portal to Texas History digital library.

Road book maps for the roads surrounding the North Shoal Creek neighborhood:

Jollyville Road (Mo-Pac Expy) :
texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth713044/m1/114

Spicewood Springs Road (Anderson Road) :
texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth713044/m1/92

Fiskville Road (US 183) :
texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth713044/m1/94/

Upper Georgetown Road (Burnet Road) :
texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth713044/m1/20
(image below)

Front Page of road book:
texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth787616/m1/9


Austin History Center Records

https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth19507/


Historic Aerial Photographs

Use the map below to view historic aerial (aircraft) photographs taken of the North Shoal Creek area in various years going back to 1940. Turn on and off each year’s imagery layer in the sidebar.


Historic Home Advertising

Also an advertisement for Cottages at North Shoal Creek


Historic Photographs

Here is a 1960’s photo of Margaret and Lee Schuenemann’s house on Stanwood Drive surrounded by a huge field… This area is now completely filled with our neighborhood.

Lonely House

Later views of that same house can be viewed here and here

Prior to the development of North Shoal Creek Estates (1997 to 1999) that area was undeveloped land well known as a large field of bluebonnets in the spring.  Three photographs of the area taken by the late Claudell Migl can be viewed by these links:  bluebonnets 1, bluebonnets 2 and bluebonnets 3