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

Lund

 
 
Lund Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 29, 2007
1. Lund Marker
Inscription. First known as Pleasant Hill, this community was settled by Swedish immigrants in the late 1880s. The name of the settlement eventually was changed to Lund in honor of a city in southern Sweden. Under the leadership of the Rev. J.A. Stamline, the Swedish Evangelical Bethlehem Lutheran Church was founded on January 16, 1897. The Lund community included homes, farms, cotton gins, a general store, blacksmith shop, post office, and school. A tornado destroyed the church building on April 7, 1980. A new structure was built and dedicated in 1981.
 
Erected 1990 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14255.)
 
Location. 30° 24.344′ N, 97° 23.733′ W. Marker is in Elgin, Texas, in Travis County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Lund – Carlson Rd, Elgin TX 78621, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Peters United Church of Christ (approx. 3.6 miles away); Site of Willow Ranch School (approx. 3.7 miles away); Carlson (approx. 3.7 miles away); United States Senator Morgan C. Hamilton (approx. 3.7 miles away); Manda (approx. 4.3 miles away); Type Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Kimbro (approx. 4.7 miles away); New Sweden Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Handbook of Texas. Lund, Texas (Submitted on December 31, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 571 times since then and 37 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 31, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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