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HUTTO, TEXAS

Williamson County, Texas Hill Country
Highway 79 and FM 1660
7 Miles E of Round Rock
About 10 Miles W of Taylor
17 Miles SE of Georgetown
25 Miles NE of Austin

Population: 1,250 (2000)

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Hutto TX Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2005
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History in a Pecan Shell

Although the area had been settled earlier, things didnít really get started until the International-Great Northern Railroad arrived here in 1876. The name comes from a local rancher (James Emory Hutto) who sold the railroad its right-or-way. Initially the name was Hutto Switch but that name survived only a year.

In less than 10 years the population grew to 200 residents. In the mid 1880s Hutto had five cotton gins. In the 1890s the town acquired a bank and hotel and was firmly established as a cotton shipping point.

The community was comprised mainly of German, Danish, and Swedish immigrants. The population reached 900 just as the 1920s were closing. Falling cotton prices and the boll weevil and in just three years the population fell to only 538.

By the 1960s, the population hit a low of 400 Ė but rebounded to 842 by 1990 and hit a new high of 1,250 by 2006.
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TE photo, 2002
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