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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.


Statue of Henrietta at Hutto High School

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.' The image above depicts a statue of Henrietta the Hippo at Hutto High School (now try saying that quickly three times!). 



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Hutto City Hall

The Hutto Public Library is currently situated within the first floor of the Hutto City Hall.

The Hutto Public Library currently takes up 4,500 square feet on the 1st floor of the Hutto City Hall. Before moving into their current location in 2019, the library first opened in the building that formerly served as the City Hall in 2008. Library History. As of 2022, they have over 30,000 items in their collection and at least 4,000 library card holders. Strategic Plan.

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