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Elgin Sesquicentennial

Elgin will be 150 years old in 2022 and will be celebrating the 150th anniversary with special projects and events all year long.

Elgin was established in 1872 on the Houston and Texas Central Railroad as a one square mile area around the H&TC Depot and was named for Robert Morris Elgin, the railroad’s land commissioner. In 1879 Elgin was described as a “thriving depot town” of 400 with a newspaper, a gin, and a gristmill.    Today, Elgin has a population of 10,598, and is a thriving community with a newspaper, multiple major employers producing bricks, sausage and more, and is experiencing significant residential and commercial growth.

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