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TYPE, TEXAS

Williamson County, Texas Hill Country

CR 463 and CR 465
3 Miles SE of Coupland
2 Miles from the Bastrop County Line
About 12 Miles N of Elgin
Population: 00040 (2000)

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Type TX store
The only business is at the site of the old Type Store
TE Photo, May 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

A crossroads town, Type was built by Swedish immigrants around the turn of the century. The town’s first school was built about a mile south of town and a post office operated briefly (from 1902 to 1904). A Swedish Evangelical Church was organized here in 1908.

Population figures aren’t available for the early years but the 1940 census showed only 20 residents and a single business (a store / filling station).

Type and Coupland schools consolidated after WWII and the figure of 40 residents has been in use from the late 1940s until 2000.

Type TX crop field
On the road between Coupland and Type
TE Photo, May 2010
Type TX former residence
A former residence in Type
TE Photo, May 2010

Type, Texas Forum

Subject: Type, Texas
The store and service station that was there in 1940 was my Great Uncle's place. William (Will) Schiller. The picture you have of the red house was his house. He and his wife lived there up until they both passed in the early 1970's. Next to the store was a cotton gin destroyed by a tornado in the 1970's

Thank you for your time and service to the State of Texas by having this site up. - Glenn Schiller, Coupland, TX 78615, August 31, 2016
Type TX Rural scene
TE Photo, May 2010
TX Williamson County 1907 Postal Map
1907 Postal Map showing Type in Williamson County near the Travis / Bastrop County Line
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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