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

City of Manor

 
 
City of Manor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 29, 2007
1. City of Manor Marker
Inscription. In area first settled by James Manor (1804-1881), who came from Tennessee with Sam Houston in 1832, later returning for his family and a sister and brother. Until 1852, area was subject to Indian raids. Other pioneers included A.F., W.M., and James Boyce, Sterling Chamberlain, Dave Eppright, J.I. Haynes, Ed Harrington, A.C. and W.H. Hill, W.B. Howse, N.A. Rector, W.L. Shipp, E.D. Townes, and Joe, Bill, Sam, and Walter Vaughan. In 1854 a boys’ school was opened and a Methodist church organized. Isaac Wilbahn (1857) gave site, and Parsons Female Academy (named for a leading contributor) was established, to become one of the celebrated schools of 19th century Texas. Its teachers included the Rev. and Mrs. D.H. Bittle, and T.C. Bittle; its students, T.B. Wheeler (1840-1913), Mayor of Austin (1872-77), judge of 12th district (1880-86), Lieutenant Governor of Texas (1887-91); and John C. Townes (1852-1912), judge of 33rd District (1882-85), 26th District (1888), and Dean of the University of Texas Law School (1901-02, 1907-23).

In 1871 James Manor donated right of way for the Houston & Texas Central Railroad. The town founded and named for him in 1872 was incorporated in 1913.

Cotton, king here for years, has been supplanted by cattle raising as base for the local economy.
 
Erected
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By Keith Peterson, July 29, 2007
2. City of Manor
View down E Parson St. Marker is directly behind.
1972 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 12688.)
 
Location. 30° 20.582′ N, 97° 33.412′ W. Marker is in Manor, Texas, in Travis County. Touch for map. Marker may have been moved from original location. It is currently on the property of the new City Hall, 105 E Eggleston St, Manor, TX 78653. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 E Eggleston St, Manor, TX 78653, Manor TX 78653, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bloor House (approx. ¼ mile away); Clayton Vocational Institute (approx. 0.4 miles away); Decker Swedish Evangelical Free Church and Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Decker United Methodist Church and Community (approx. 4.2 miles away); Lockwood Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); Barr Mansion (approx. 5.4 miles away); St. John Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Kimbro (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manor.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
City of Manor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, February 24, 2017
3. City of Manor Marker
Closer shot of marker at its location in front of City Hall
City of Manor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, February 24, 2017
4. City of Manor Marker
Wide view of marker with City Hall in background.
City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, February 24, 2017
5. City Hall
Marker is located in from of City Hall, 105 E Eggleston St, Manor, TX 78653. However, Google Street maps show something very different and may be simply out of date.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 691 times since then and 101 times this year. Last updated on February 24, 2017, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   3, 4, 5. submitted on February 24, 2017, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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