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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 Texas - City Page
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Elgin, Texas - History
"By 1890, the population of Elgin had reached 831, and Elgin was growing during the next few years many new businesses were started. The construction business, brick making, farming, and nearby coalmines brought many Latin American and Black citizens to the area."
Elgin Campus, Austin Community College
1501 W. US HWY 290, Elgin, TX 78621. One of eleven campuses in the ACC District service area, the campus is located on 98 acres of land. The campus opened Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.
Elgin Independent School District
"Elgin ISD comprises more than 168 square miles in portions of Bastrop, Lee, and Travis Counties and provides educational facilities and resources to meet the needs of more than 3,800 students on seven campuses."
Elgin Public Library
"Elgin is home to much more than Texas' most famous hot sausage. It is the home of a group of tenacious citizens who banded together in 1985 to create a very special library."
The Elgin Courier
"The Courier was not the first newspaper that Elgin supported; however, it is the one that has survived. Newspaper publishing first began in Elgin in 1879 and numerous publishers and papers dotted the scene until the Courier was established in 1890."
Elgin City Hall
Arts, History, Culture, Technology
Elgin Depot Museum
"Housed in the restored 1903 railroad depot
constructed of locally-produced red bricks, the museum explores the history of the Texas Brazos Trail region’s railroads, agriculture, transportation, and people. The 'Union' refers to the agreement between two major rail lines, both requiring a depot for the eight passenger trains passing through daily, to share the depot. Today, the Elgin Historical Association operates the museum, organizing changing exhibits throughout the year. "
Elgin Arts Association
Features artists, bios, Pearls Before Swine art shows, and more.
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