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"Sausage Capital of Texas"

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The population of Elgin is approximately 5,450 (1997), 8135 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,910 (1990), 2662 (2010).

The amount of land area in Elgin is 7.212 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Elgin to Washington DC is 1325 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 22 miles. (as the crow flies)
Elgin is positioned 30.34 degrees north of the equator and 97.37 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Elgin elevation is 579 feet above sea level.

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Elgin location: 19 miles east of Austin, the state capital of Texas

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Elgin is moderate. There is a negligible snowfall here of .4 inches per year.
Elgin average annual rainfall is (precipitation) 37.1 inches per year
Elgin average temperature is 68 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 50 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 96 degrees F.
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Elgin history:

This history page has many pictures and interesting facts. Elgin has been known by at least three different names. Read about them here.

The city of Elgin was established by the Houston and Texas Central Railroad on August 18, 1872 and named for Robert Morris Elgin, the railroad's land commissioner. In the early days of the railroad, many new railroad towns were named after the officers of the applicable railroad company. If not for a major flood in 1869, the city of Elgin may not have been. At the time the railroad was to have been 10 miles to the east. When the river rose up over 60 feet, a new line was surveyed. The railroad now would go through Elgin on its way to Austin. Brick manufacturing was a prominent industry in Elgin at one time. So great was the industry that Elgin was once known as the "Brick Capital of the Southwest". Also in the area is light industry and agriculture.
One of the most favorite things about Elgin is its hot sausage. There are four companies which make the delicious sausage. Elgin is also known as the "Sausage Capital of Texas." Elgin also has over 50 dealers of antiques and collectibles. Its past is important to Elgin residents with many beautiful, old homes here which have been refurbished and restored. So well preserved and renovated are these historic areas that they are often used by movie companies for their on location sets.
The founding of Elgin: August 18, 1872, created by the Houston and Texas Central Railroad
The incorporation date of Elgin: 1901

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Nofsinger Home
This home was built in 1906 from brick of the Elgin Clay pit. It now it the home of the City Hall and Chamber of Commerce offices. Some of its beautiful features are the 12 foot ceilings and the original woodwork and fixtures.

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