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Kyle
Hays County, Texas







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Location

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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Kyle is approximately 28016 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 724 (1990), 8759 (2010).
The amount of land area in Kyle is 8.506 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.072 sq kilometers.
The distance from Kyle to Washington DC is 1388 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 22 miles. (as the crow flies)
Kyle is positioned 29.99 degrees north of the equator and 97.87 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

about eight miles north of San Marcos and 20 miles south of Austin.
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History & History Related Items

Kyle was established on July 24, 1880. It was named for Fergus Kyle, who, along with David E. Moore, gave 200 acres for a town to the International-Great Northern Railroad. The railroad first sold lots in October 1880. They were auctioned off under a large live oak tree. Today the tree is known as the Kyle Auction Oak. Kyle was incorporated in 1895, but in just two years, the townspeople voted to discontinue that status. In 1906, it was incorporated once again. Farming and ranching continue to be an important part of the economy in the Kyle area.
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The founding of Kyle

July 24, 1880

The incorporation of Kyle

1895 and 1906



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