Carl

Carl is twelve miles south of Austin and two miles north of Creedmoor in southern Travis County. It had an estimated population of thirty in 1886. A post office opened there in 1887 with William T. Hart as postmaster. By the early 1890s the settlement had a steam gristmill and cotton gin, four churches, a school, a hotel, a general store, and 250 residents. By 1900, however, the community began to decline. The post office was discontinued in 1902, and mail was sent to Buda in Hays County. A school, a church, and a few scattered houses marked the site on county highway maps in the 1940s. Carl was still listed as a community in 1990.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

No

Place type

Carl is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Minerva)
  • (Pleasant Valley)
  • (Willow Spring)

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.11410260
    Longitude
    -97.74972570

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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