“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hutto in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)


Hutto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. Hutto Marker
Inscription. Located near Shiloh, one of the earliest villages in Williamson County, this area was settled in 1855 by J. E. Hutto (1824-1914) and Adam Orgain, a former slave. Hutto sold land for this townsite to the International & Great Northern Railroad in 1876. A post office was established in 1877 with Hutto as postmaster. By 1882, the town had a school and a Baptist church. By 1898, there were six churches, a Masonic lodge, newspaper, hotel, bank, two gins, and several stores. Hutto grew rapidly after Swedish immigrants turned nearby farms to cotton production. The town was incorporated in 1911.
Erected 1976 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9106.)
Location. 30° 32.612′ N, 97° 32.829′ W. Marker is in Hutto, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on East Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hutto TX 78634, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hutto Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. mile away); Hutto United Methodist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Hutto Lutheran Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away);
Hutto Hippo and the Marker image. Click for full size.
City of Hutto Official Photo, November 6, 2004
2. Hutto Hippo and the Marker
Hutto Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hutto Baptist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Shiloh-McCutcheon Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Klattenhoff House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Monodale Community (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hutto.
Regarding Hutto. Hutto is somewhat famous for the high school mascot, the Hippo. There are hippos (not real of course) all over the place in Hutto – in peoples back yards and in front of businesses. The father of this page's original contributor graduated from Hutto High School in 1956, with 14 students in the graduating class.

The Hutto School adopted the hippopotamus as its mascot as early as 1923, when it first appeared on the Hutto High School official graduation announcements. Hutto is the only school district and the only community in the United States to have the hippo as its primary identifier.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia: Hutto. (Submitted on December 17, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
2. Handbook of Texas Online: Hutto. (Submitted on December 17, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
3. City of Hutto Official Website. A directory of information about the City of Hutto municipal Government. Located on US 79 between Round Rock and Taylor, Hutto is only twenty-five miles from the State Capitol. (Submitted on December 19, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 785 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016.
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