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MANOR, TEXAS

Travis County, Texas Hill Country

Highway 290
5 miles SW of New Sweden
12 miles E of Austin
11 miles W of Elgin
Population: 5,369 (2010) 1,204 (2000)

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Manor Grocery and Water tower












Store and water tower
Photo by John Troesser, 2002
History in a Pecan Shell

The community's post office had been named Grassdale around 1859 with James Manor as the postmaster. Discontinued in 1860, a new post office named Gregg, Texas opened in 1871. The following year the name was changed to honor the original postmaster.

The Houston and Texas Central Railway arrived in 1871 and Manor's population grew to 125. By 1892 there were 500 Manorites and 900 in 1914. Manor reached 1,000 residents, just as the Great Depression was being felt. The population declined to 654 residents. The population of Manor rose (slightly) to 688 in the 1940s.

In 1988 Manor had 1,233 citizens and by 1990 it was reported as 1,041.
Locomotive approaching Manor Texas 1920s
Vintage photographs courtesy Jay Berndt Stroburg
Manor Family Photos circa 1920s
Silo and watertower, Manor, Texas

Silos near downtown
Photo by John Troesser, 2002


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