Elgin Texas Chamber Of Commerce
The city of Elgin, Texas was created by the Houston and Texas Central Railroad in 1872 and named for Robert Morris Elgin, the railroad’s land commissioner, following the practice of naming new railroad towns after officers of the company. The original plat placed the train depot in the center of a one-square mile area.
The city of Elgin, Texas owes its existence to a major flood on the Colorado River in 1869. Originally, the railroad was to have run from McDade, ten miles east of Elgin, southwest to the Colorado River at a point somewhere between Bastrop and Webberville, then to Austin following the river. Click here for full history.
Elgin Community Calander of Events: We have updated our calendar to include all Elgin & Elgin Chamber Member events/meetings/luncheons/etc. Please go to our * Events section and check out our calendar and the listings. Where appropriate, events are linked to www.elgincourier.com If your event is not listed or you wish to have your Elgin or Elgin Chamber member info included in our Events section, please email the info to: firstname.lastname@example.org subject: Events Calendar. Allow 10 days notice prior to event, please.
TOURING ELGIN TEXAS
Elgin, Texas is a small historic community 19 miles east of Austin. Elgin has a variety of sights to see, whether you are an individual or a group. For additional information on Tourism in Elgin, Texas, please click on the Bus.
Chamber Membership Luncheon
Thursday, March 4
Elgin Public Library Community Room
RSVP to the Chamber Office