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Elgin
Bastrop County, Texas

ZipCodes
78621

Motto
"Old Town, New Spirit"
"Sausage Capital of Texas"



Page Contents for Elgin, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Elgin is approximately 5,450 1997, 8135 2010.
The approximate number of families is 1,910 1990, 2662 2010.
The amount of land area in Elgin is 7.212 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Elgin to Washington DC is 1325 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 22 miles. (as the crow flies)
Elgin is positioned 30.34 degrees north of the equator and 97.37 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Elgin elevation is 579 feet above sea level.
Elgin average annual rainfall is precipitation 37.1 inches per year
Elgin average temperature is 68 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 50 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 96 degrees F.

Location

19 miles east of Austin, the state capital of Texas
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Climate


moderate. There is a negligible snowfall here of .4 inches per year.
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History & History Related Items

This history page has many pictures and interesting facts. Elgin has been known by at least three different names. Read about them here.

The city of Elgin was established by the Houston and Texas Central Railroad on August 18, 1872 and named for Robert Morris Elgin, the railroad's land commissioner. In the early days of the railroad, many new railroad towns were named after the officers of the applicable railroad company. If not for a major flood in 1869, the city of Elgin may not have been. At the time the railroad was to have been 10 miles to the east. When the river rose up over 60 feet, a new line was surveyed. The railroad now would go through Elgin on its way to Austin. Brick manufacturing was a prominent industry in Elgin at one time. So great was the industry that Elgin was once known as the "Brick Capital of the Southwest". Also in the area is light industry and agriculture.
One of the most favorite things about Elgin is its hot sausage. There are four companies which make the delicious sausage. Elgin is also known as the "Sausage Capital of Texas." Elgin also has over 50 dealers of antiques and collectibles. Its past is important to Elgin residents with many beautiful, old homes here which have been refurbished and restored. So well preserved and renovated are these historic areas that they are often used by movie companies for their on location sets.
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The founding of Elgin

August 18, 1872, created by the Houston and Texas Central Railroad

The incorporation of Elgin

1901


Attractions

Elgin, Texas homepage

Nofsinger Home
This home was built in 1906 from brick of the Elgin Clay pit. It now it the home of the City Hall and Chamber of Commerce offices. Some of its beautiful features are the 12 foot ceilings and the original woodwork and fixtures.
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Elgin City Government

City of Elgin
P.O. BOX 591>br>Elgin, Texas 78621
Phone: 512 285- 5721

Elgin has a city manager/city council type of government




COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Bastrop County Restitution Center
122 fisher Street
Elgin, Texas 78621
Phone: 285-3441
SERVICES PROVIDED: EXCLUSIVELY FOR NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS TO REPAY THE VICTIM AND COMMUNITY WHILE WORKING. ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO BECOME PRODUCTIVE, LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS. CAPACITY OF 44 RESIDENTS.
ELIGIBILITY: REFERRAL BY COURTS/COMMUNITY SUPERVISION & CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT ADULT PROBATION
HOURS: 8:00-5:00 MONDAY-FRIDAY
AGE GROUP SERVED: 18 AND UP

Elgin Chamber

Elgin Chamber of Commerce
15 North Main
P.O. Box 408
Elgin, Texas 78621
Office 512 285-4515
Fax 512 281-3393
Email: chamber@elgintx.com

Elgin Community News

Finding Affordable Housing in Elgin, Texas
provides information about affordable housing programs run bygovernment agencies and charitable organizations in Elgin.

Elgin Community Events

2007, March 24
Texas Original at Kingfisher Art and Music
Place: Kingfdisher Art & Music
116 Depot Street
Elgin, TX 78621
Time: 4-8 pm
Sponsored by: The Texas Commission on the Arts
On Saturday, March 24 the Texas Commission on the Arts will host a gallery reception for the "Texas Original" exhibit that will be on display at the Kingfisher Fine Art & Music in downtown Elgin. The reception will feature a variety of fine art from some of the state's most talented artisans as well as music by the E Flat Porch Band. The public is invited to come out and enjoy the art and entertainment. The reception will begin at 4 p.m. and refreshments will be served. The exhibit will be on display starting Saturday, March 17 through Saturday, April 14.
April
Fireman's Annual BBQ Cookoff & Extravaganza
1st Saturday in April each year.
Phone 512 281-4025 for more information


July - Western Days


October
Annual Event - Hogeye, the 4th Saturday of October
No admission to festival - individual events may have admission fees
Call 512 285-5721 for more information.

Elgin Organizations

Elgin Chamber of Commerce
15 North Main
P.O. Box 408
Elgin, Texas 78621
Office 512 285-4515
Fax 512 281-3393
Email: chamber@elgintx.com

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