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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Elgin, Texas

Clickable Map of Bastrop County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bastrop County, TX (77) Caldwell County, TX (63) Fayette County, TX (135) Lee County, TX (32) Travis County, TX (495) Williamson County, TX (231)  BastropCounty(77) Bastrop County (77)  CaldwellCounty(63) Caldwell County (63)  FayetteCounty(135) Fayette County (135)  LeeCounty(32) Lee County (32)  TravisCounty(495) Travis County (495)  WilliamsonCounty(231) Williamson County (231)
Bastrop is the county seat for Bastrop County
Elgin is in Bastrop County
      Bastrop County (77)  
      Caldwell County (63)  
      Fayette County (135)  
      Lee County (32)  
      Travis County (495)  
      Williamson County (231)  
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1Texas (Bastrop County), Elgin — 9179 — City of ElginCentennial, 1872-1972
After Houston & Texas Central Railroad built through this area in 1871, town was platted (1872) and named for Robert M. Elgin (1825-1913), H.& T.C. Land Commissioner. Brick and tile, for which Elgin is widely known, have been chief products . . . Map (db m205292) HM
2Texas (Bastrop County), Elgin — 9214 — Dr. I.B. Nofsinger House
Kentucky native I.B. Nofsinger (1864-1938) came to Texas at the age of 20 and taught school before returning to his home state to study medicine. He was a doctor in McDade (8 Mi. E) prior to moving his practice here. In 1906 he and his wife Mary . . . Map (db m205304) HM
3Texas (Bastrop County), Elgin — 9180 — Elgin Christian Church
The Rev. B.B. Sanders assisted citizens of Elgin in organizing this congregation in 1888. Many early members came from surrounding communities. Worship services were held in the Presbyterian Church until the Christian Church sanctuary was built in . . . Map (db m205315) HM
4Texas (Bastrop County), Elgin — 9181 — Elgin Lodge No. 328, A.F. & A.M.
Chartered June 18, 1870, as Perryville Lodge No. 328, at Perryville (or Hogeye), about 2 1/2 miles south of here. Removed to Elgin in 1877, lodge was renamed in 1901. Its first two Masonic halls were used jointly with public schools. McDade Lodge . . . Map (db m205311) HM
5Texas (Bastrop County), Elgin — 9182 — Elgin Methodist Church
Organized in 1874 as the Elgin Methodist Episcopal Church, South, this was the first congregation started in the town of Elgin. A small frame sanctuary built here in 1882 was replaced by this Gothic revival structure. Built by local contractor J. C. . . . Map (db m119483) HM
6Texas (Bastrop County), Elgin — Elgin World War I Veterans Memorial
In Memory World War I Veterans From the Elgin AreaMap (db m205312) WM
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7Texas (Bastrop County), Elgin — 9189 — First Presbyterian Church of Elgin
The town of Elgin was founded in 1872 along the route of the Houston & Texas Central Railroad. By 1881 a Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organized by the Rev. A.J. Adkisson and 10 charter members. The congregation met in local churches and the . . . Map (db m205309) HM
8Texas (Bastrop County), Elgin — 13463 — Pleasant Grove Cemetery
By 1860, a log structure near this site served as a school and church. In 1871, E.E. Smith sold land to trustees of the Pleasant Grove School. The farming and ranching settlement of Pleasant Grove grew, and by 1890, the school served 51 students; . . . Map (db m205316) HM
9Texas (Bastrop County), Elgin — 9171 — Site of the Home of Col. Robert M. Coleman — (1799 -1837) —
Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence Aide-de-camp to Gen. Houston at San Jacinto Commander of a regiment of Rangers 1836-37 Here his widow Mrs. Elizabeth Coleman and son, Albert V. Coleman were killed by Indians and . . . Map (db m82688) HM
10Texas (Lee County), Elgin — 18812 — Lawhon Springs Cemetery
Prior to 1848, the land around the Yegua Spring, later known as Sam Smith Springs and now Lawhon Springs, was inhabited by Native American tribes. In 1848, the families of John Lewis Smith (1796-1851), and son, Samuel Alexander "Sam" Smith . . . Map (db m205339) HM
11Texas (Lee County), Elgin — 12701 — Pioneer Publisher and Printer David Ervin Lawhon(Buried 1/2 mile NW of here)
Born in Tennessee on June 15, 1811. While very young learned the printing trade and worked at it in some of the principal cities of the United States. Came to Nacogdoches, Texas, in November, 1835, in answer to pleas for volunteers for Texas . . . Map (db m176387) HM
12Texas (Lee County), Elgin — V.F.W. Memorial
In Memory of Those Who Served God and Country Map (db m205340) WM
13Texas (Travis County), Elgin — 14255 — Lund
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 . . . Map (db m177881) HM
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14Texas (Williamson County), Elgin — 13604 — Post Oak Island Lodge #181, A.F. & A.M.
Settled as early as the 1840s, Post Oak Island was one of this area’s earliest communities. There, on September 15, 1855, I.J. Kidd, T. Gatlin, P.A. Middleton, M. Gardner and A.S. Harper established a Masonic lodge. On February 2, 1856, the lodge . . . Map (db m25033) HM
15Texas (Williamson County), Elgin — 12309 — Type Cemetery
The earliest Anglo settlers of this area came to the vicinity in the 1840s. They called their community Post Oak Island for an isolated oak grove between Bastrop and Circleville. Many of these pioneers had moved on by the time Swedish and Danish . . . Map (db m25511) HM
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Oct. 5, 2022