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Ellinger, Texas

Ellinger, Texas
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Texas
County Fayette
Elevation 293 ft (89 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78938
Area code(s) 979

Ellinger is a rural unincorporated community in Fayette County, Texas, United States. It is located on State Highway 71 (SH 71),[1] about 12 miles (19 km) southeast of La Grange and 2.0 miles (3.2 km) from the Colorado County line. It is situated on a well-used route between Austin and Houston.[1] Farm to Market Road 2503 starts at a stop sign on SH 71 in Ellinger and heads to the northeast.

Historical development

The post office was established in 1877, and within a year the population had risen to approximately 100 residents. Production of cotton carried the local economy in the early 1900s, and in previous eras Ellinger was a commercial center for farmers of cotton within the region.[1] The focus of the agricultural economy shifted to ranching and grains by mid century. As of 1990, about 200 people resided in the town.[2]

In 2011 the community had three businesses. Gerald E. McLeod of the Austin Chronicle said in 2011 that Ellinger was a "speed trap."[1]

Although it is unincorporated, Ellinger has a post office, with the ZIP code of 78938.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c d McLeod, Gerald E. "Day Trips."Austin Chronicle. Friday July 8, 2011.
  2. ^ Carroll, Jeff. "Handbook of Texas Online: ELLINGER, TX". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved April 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup

External links

  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ellinger, Texas


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