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

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

City of Hutto, established in 1876

Mural reading "Greetings from Hutto"

[Image from the Self-Paced Hippo Tour, Convention and Visitor's Bureau]

The town of Hutto was was established when the International and Great Northern Railroad was built three miles north of Shiloh, a small farming community near the crossroads of FM 135 and FM 139 on the north side of Brushy Creek. The railroad company purchased five acres of land for a designated station stop. This purchase created the town of Hutto.



Community Impact Newspaper [link to photo not working,10/22/15]



Arts, History, Culture, Technology

Henrietta the Hippo at Hutto High School

Statue of Henrietta the Hippo

"Hutto is the only community in the United States to use the hippo as its mascot. There are several stories that explain how the hippopotamus became Hutto’s official mascot. In 2003, the Texas Legislature recognized Hutto as the 'Official Hippo Capital of Texas.'" 

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