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HILLS, TEXAS
AKA Hill's Spur, Texas


Lee County, Central Texas South

30 11' 15" N, 97 3' 5" W (30.1875, -97.051389)

U.S. Hwy 290
8 Miles W of Giddings the county seat
Population: 20 (1990 and 2000)

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Hills TX - Hillspur TX, abandoned railroad tracks
Hills abandoned railroad tracks
Photo courtesy John J. Germann, May 2015

History in a Pecan Shell

Established alongside the rails of the Texas and New Orleans Railroad, it was named for early settler R.E. Hill. The community first known by the railroad designation " Hill's Spur," had its own post office in operation from 1901 to 1906. It reportedly had a single business, a school and not much more than scattered houses.

The population was estimated to be around 25 residents in 1933. Growth was hampered by the proximity to Giddings and during the school consolidations, Hills school merged with Giddings. The one remaining business in Hills is an automotive garage and junkyard.


Photographer's Note:
"To the post office Hills was known as Hillspur, and had a PO only from 1901-1906.... [Here are] a few photos of the now abandoned railroad tracks." - John J. Germann

Hills TX - Hillspur TX,  railroad crossing
Hills railroad crossing
Photo courtesy John J. Germann, May 2015


Hills TX - Hillspur TX, abandoned railroad tracks
Abandoned railroad tracks
Photo courtesy John J. Germann, May 2015


TX Lee County 1920s Map
Lee County 1920s map showing Hills (W of Giddings) near Bastrop County line
From Texas state map #10749

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Hills, Texas Nearby Towns:
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