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MANOR, TEXAS

Travis County, Texas Hill Country

3020'35"N 9733'24"W (30.343071, -97.556710)

Highway 290
12 miles NE of Austin
5 miles SW of New Sweden
11 miles W of Elgin
Population: 13,866 Est. (2019)
5,037 (2010) 1,204 (2000) 1,041 (1990)

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Manor Grocery and Water tower








 


Store and water tower
Photo by John Troesser, 2002


History in a Pecan Shell

The community's post office had been named Grassdale around 1859 with James Manor as the postmaster. Discontinued in 1860, a new post office named Gregg, Texas opened in 1871. The following year the name was changed to honor the original postmaster.

The Houston and Texas Central Railway arrived in 1871 and Manor's population grew to 125. By 1892 there were 500 Manorites and 900 in 1914. Manor reached 1,000 residents, just as the Great Depression was being felt. The population declined to 654 residents. The population of Manor rose (slightly) to 688 in the 1940s.

In 1988 Manor had 1,233 citizens and by 1990 it was reported as 1,041.

Locomotive approaching Manor Texas 1920s
Vintage photographs courtesy Jay Berndt Stroburg
Manor Family Photos circa 1920s


Silo and watertower, Manor, Texas

Silos near downtown
Photo by John Troesser, 2002

Kimbro Cemetery, Texas
Kimbro Cemetery
5 Miles E
Between Manda Carlson Road and FM 1100

TE Photor, 2000


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Manor, Texas Nearby Towns:
Austin the county seat
Elgin
New Sweden
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