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Coupland in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Manda

 
 
Manda Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 29, 2007
1. Manda Marker
Inscription. Founded by Swedish immigrants in the 1880s, this community was named for Amanda Bengtson Gustafson, sister of the town’s postmaster. By the 1890s Manda boasted homes, farms, a cotton gin, general store, and blacksmith shop. The Manda Swedish Methodist congregation, organized in 1892, built a sanctuary in 1909 and was active until 1962. A Lutheran chapel was built in 1896. The Methodist cemetery serves as a reminder of the early settlement. In 1947 area schools combined to form the Manda school district. The school building now serves as a community center.
 
Erected 1990 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14778.)
 
Location. 30° 24.131′ N, 97° 28.064′ W. Marker is in Coupland, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Wells School Road 0.1 miles east of Manda Carlson Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coupland TX 78615, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Willow Ranch School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kimbro (approx. one mile away); New Sweden Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Carlson (approx. 2 miles away); St. John Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Lund (approx. 4.3 miles away); James O. Rice (approx. 5.4 miles away); St. Peters United Church of Christ (approx. 6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Coupland.
 
Also see . . .
1. Handbook of Texas Online. Manda, Texas (Submitted on January 1, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 

2. TexasEscapes.com. Manda, Texas (Submitted on January 1, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Picture of the school building. • A wide view photo of the marker and the surrounding area in context. • Can you help?
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