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City of Elgin

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Elgin Memorial Park, N. Main St. (SH 95), Elgin, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 21' 20.6892", -97° 22' 49.8792"
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    After Houston & Texas Central Railroad built through this area in 1871, town was platted (1872) and named for Robert M. Elgin (1825-1913), H. & T. C. land commissioner. Brick and tile, for which Elgin is widely known, have been chief products here since 1882 when Thomas O'Connor (1846-1937) made hand-molded, sun-dried brick. Other manufacturing and agricultural products bolster the economy. Settlers of six ethnic origins have made the city a center of cultural richness, with good homes, churches and schools. (1972)

This page last updated: 4/9/2011 03:47:30

City of Elgin Historical Marker Location Map, Texas