Jollyville

Jollyville is on Rattan Creek and U.S. Highway 183 eighteen miles north of Austin in southwestern Williamson County. It was founded in 1866 and named for John Grey Jolly, who set up a blacksmith shop and a store and provided land for an early school. In 1878 residents built a school that enrolled thirty-five pupils in 1903. In 1940 the community had forty inhabitants and two businesses. From 1949 to the 1960s Jollyville reported a population of 150. In 1990 its population was 15,206, and the town had expanded into Travis County. The population was 15,813 in 2000.

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

Yes

Place type

Jollyville is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.44270110
    Longitude
    -97.77500880

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Is Incorporated

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Population Counts

Jollyville
Pop. Year Source
17,809 2019 Texas Demographic Center
16,151 2010 United States Census Bureau
15,813 2000 United States Census Bureau
15,206 1990 United States Census Bureau