Elgin was established in 1872 on the Houston and Texas Central Railroad as a one square mile area around the H&TC Depot and was named for Robert Morris Elgin, the railroad’s land commissioner. In 1879 Elgin was described as a “thriving depot town” of 400 with a newspaper, a gin, and a gristmill. Today, Elgin has a population of 10,598, and is a thriving community with a newspaper, multiple major employers producing bricks, sausage and more, and is experiencing significant residential and commercial growth.
Elginites who are 90 years or older will be recognized during Elgin Sesquicentennial. Call or email Elsie Williams before March 1, 2022. These individuals will be recognized during the sesquicentennial and will be included in interviews with the Elgin Oral Histories group. Elsie Williams firstname.lastname@example.org 512-281-6322.
Kick-off January 13 at Sip Shop & Stroll 5-8 PM Downtown
Elgin will be 150 years old in 2022 –City Council appointed a Sesquicentennial committee to develop a plan for celebrating the 150th anniversary which includes projects, and events in partnership with organizations and businesses throughout the community.