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

Elroy

 
 
Elroy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, May 12, 2018
1. Elroy Marker
Inscription.  Swedish and German immigrants began to settle in this area in the 1890s. A post office was established in 1898, and by 1918 there were about 70 families in the area. The community, whose economy was based on cotton farming, consisted of homes, farms, a school, four cotton gins, a blacksmith shop, general store, and three Swedish churches with cemeteries. After a period of decline beginning in the 1930s. The school was consolidated with the Del Valle school district, and the churches disbanded. Renewed settlement and revitalization of the area began in the 1970s.
 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15117.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 7.437′ N, 97° 38.314′ W. Marker is in Elroy, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 812, on the right when traveling west. In front of the Elroy Community Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13512 FM 812, Del Valle TX 78617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured
Elroy Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, May 12, 2018
2. Elroy Marker Area
The Elroy Community Library
as the crow flies. Moore’s Crossing Bridge (approx. 3.4 miles away); Del Valle Army Air Base (approx. 6.3 miles away); Richard Overton Healing Garden (approx. 6˝ miles away); Haynie Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 6˝ miles away); Santiago del Valle Grant (approx. 6.6 miles away); Dr. Jacob Tally Wilhite (approx. 6.7 miles away); Harris Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away); John Williams, Howell Hoggett, William Atkinson, Daniel Hornsby (approx. 9.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Elroy, TX. from the Handbook of Texas Online (Submitted on May 13, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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