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Austin Area: Select Cities of the Austin Community College Service Area: Elgin

Brief information on Austin Community College District service area cities of Cedar Park, Elgin, Hutto, Kyle, Leander, Pflugerville, and Round Rock.

City of Elgin, founded in 1872

"The city of Elgin, Texas was created by the Houston and Texas Central Railroad in 1872 and named for Robert Morris Elgin, the railroad’s land commissioner, following the practice of naming new railroad towns after officers of the company." (Chamber of Commerce) . The city logo shows that the City of Elgin is "perfectly situated." It's 19 miles from downtown Austin, 10 miles from SH 130, 20 miles from ABIA, and situated on Hwy 290 transit corridor.

Elgin Texas proudly bears the twin titles of the "Sausage Capital of Texas" and the "Brick Capital of the Southwest."



Elgin Courier newspaper


Elgin City Hall

Elgin City Hall. Darryl Peterson, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons. Source.


The Elgin Public Library provides free services to all residents living within the state of Texas. The library holds 40,063 books; 1,321 audio materials; 2,641 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 82 print serial subscriptions; over 2000 videos are available for check-out.

Arts, History, Culture, Technology

Sign for Elgin Depot Museum 

Businesses and Organizations


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