City of Manor

City of Manor (HMH2M)

Location: Manor, TX 78653 Travis County
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N 30° 20.453', W 97° 33.399'

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In area first settled by James Manor (1804-1881), who came from Tennessee with Sam Houston in 1832, later returning for his family and a sister and brother. Until 1852, area was subject to Indian raids. Other pioneers included A.F., W.M., and James Boyce, Sterling Chamberlain, Dave Eppright, J.I. Haynes, Ed Harrington, A.C. and W.H. Hill, W.B. Howse, N.A. Rector, W.L. Shipp, E.D. Townes, and Joe, Bill, Sam, and Walter Vaughan. In 1854 a boys' school was opened and a Methodist church organized. Isaac Wilbahn (1857) gave site, and Parsons Female Academy (named for a leading contributor) was established, to become one of the celebrated schools of 19th century Texas. Its teachers included the Rev. and Mrs. D.H. Bittle, and T.C. Bittle; its students, T.B. Wheeler (1840-1913), Mayor of Austin (1872-77), judge of 12th district (1880-86), Lieutenant Governor of Texas (1887-91); and John C. Townes (1852-1912), judge of 33rd District (1882-85), 26th District (1888), and Dean of the University of Texas Law School (1901-02, 1907-23).

In 1871 James Manor donated right of way for the Houston & Texas Central Railroad. The town founded and named for him in 1872 was incorporated in 1913.

Cotton, king here for years, has been supplanted by cattle raising as base for the local economy.
HM NumberHMH2M
Marker Number12688
Year Placed1972
Placed ByThe State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 8:26pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 638736 N 3357441
Decimal Degrees30.34088333, -97.55665000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 20.453', W 97° 33.399'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 20' 27.18" N, 97° 33' 23.94" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 Old Hwy 20, Manor TX 78653, US
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