Pond Springs Community and School

Pond Springs Community and School (HMGK2)

Location: Austin, TX 78729 Williamson County
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N 30° 26.772', W 97° 45.911'

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After James O. Rice settled in the 1850s near a spring-fed pond, the area was called "Pond Springs". By 1854 a log school building was erected near the pond (1 Mi. N) and also served for worship and a social center. Thomas S. Rutledge ran a nearby store, post office and blacksmith shop. After the post office closed in 1880 and the Austin & Northwestern Railroad bypassed Pond Springs in 1882, the community declined. The school was consolidated in 1903 with Jollyville, moved to this site in 1927, and became part of the Round Rock district in 1969.
HM NumberHMGK2
Marker Number9325
Year Placed1979
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 6:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 618563 N 3368877
Decimal Degrees30.44620000, -97.76518333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 26.772', W 97° 45.911'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 26' 46.32" N, 97° 45' 54.66" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7829-7899 Elkhorn Mountain Trail, Austin TX 78729, US
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