Manor is an incorporated community on U.S. Highway 290 twelve miles northeast of Austin in northeastern Travis County. A post office called Grassdale opened there in 1859 with James Manor as postmaster, but it was discontinued in 1860. A post office called Gregg was established in 1871 but changed its name to Manor the next year in honor of James Manor. The Houston and Texas Central Railway was built through the town in 1871, giving residents easy access to markets. By the mid-1880s Manor had a district school, three churches, six general stores, and a population of 125. Cotton, cottonseed, and grain were the principal commodities shipped from the area. The community grew rapidly in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with population estimates reaching 500 by 1892 and 900 by 1914. In the late 1920s Manor had 1,000 residents, but the onset of the Great Depression led to a decline. When the community was incorporated in the early 1930s, it reported only 654 residents. In spite of the general economic decline, however, Manor continued to serve as a commercial center for area farmers, many of whom used the railroad to ship livestock and dairy products. The population of Manor rose to 688 by the 1940s, to 813 by the 1950s, and to 940 by the 1970s. In 1988 Manor had 1,233 residents and sixty-two businesses. In 1990 its population was reported as 1,041. The population increased to 1,204 by 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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This place has been adopted and will not be available until February 3, 2024
Adopted by:
Robert Battaile ~ [email protected]
Dedication Message:
Manor is an unusual town trapped between wishful thinking and objective reality. While some parts of town are struggling to find an identity, the Old Manor historic community has found a quaint and peaceful existence around Parsons Street where the city originated back in the 1880's next to the now booming Austin metropolis. I'm proud to have discovered the 200-acre Woodlands Parkwith its one-mile Howdy Way Nature Trail. Helping to create the Timmermann Park Bocce Courts is also a source of pride as they are the best courts in Texas and the most innovative in the world. I located $800,000 of parks funds and am trying to inspire our city leaders to spend it on our children and seniors. The Confederate Monument in our once all-white Manor Cemetery is something that needs to go as our citizens realize our true place in the sun.

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  • (Grassdale)
  • (Gregg)
  • (Wheeler's Store)


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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
13,652 2020 United States Census Bureau
14,078 2019 Texas Demographic Center
5,037 2010 United States Census Bureau
1,204 2000 United States Census Bureau
1,041 1990 United States Census Bureau