Rutledge

Rutledge, named after a family of the Pond Springs area, was originally on the stage line from Austin to Burnet in southwestern Williamson County. The site was near that of the present intersection of U.S. Highway 183 and Ranch Road 620. With the arrival of the railroad in 1882, a new Rutledge developed one mile east on the railroad. The new community soon had a section house for railroad crews, a blacksmith shop, a store and post office, a cedar yard, and a quarry. In 1908 the post office closed, and soon after, the railroad crews were removed, leaving Rutledge practically deserted. During construction of Mansfield Dam (1941) on the Colorado River, a spur line was built from Rutledge to the dam site. After all materials for construction were transported, the spur line was removed.

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

Rutledge is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [New-]
  • (Pond Spring)

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.45047850
    Longitude
    -97.78528700

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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