Weir

Weir is on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad at the intersection of Farm roads 971 and 1105, six miles northeast of Georgetown in central Williamson County. It was founded around 1900 as a station on the railroad between Georgetown and Granger and named for Calvin Weir, a pioneer in the area in the 1850s and the father of Horace M. Weir, the first postmaster. Weir drew many of its first inhabitants from nearby Townsville (or Towns Mill), an older community that was bypassed by the railroad; Townsville's post office was transferred to Weir in 1903. By 1914 Weir had a bank, two general stores, a cotton gin, a lumber company, and a population of 200. The population of Weir reached a peak of 300 inhabitants in 1930; it fell to 100 by 1968 and remained at that level in 1988. The town was incorporated in 1987. In 1990 the population was 220. The population reached 591 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

Weir is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Buffalo Springs)
  • (Excelsior Mill)
  • (Prairie Springs)
  • (Towns' Mill)

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.67589850
    Longitude
    -97.59287100

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Weir by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Weir
Pop. Year Source
699 2020 United States Census Bureau
504 2019 Texas Demographic Center
450 2010 United States Census Bureau
591 2000 United States Census Bureau
220 1990 United States Census Bureau