Manda (HMHCW)

Location: Manor, TX 78653 Travis County
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N 30° 24.131', W 97° 28.064'

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Founded by Swedish immigrants in the 1880s, this community was named for Amanda Bengtson Gustafson, sister of the town's postmaster. By the 1890s Manda boasted homes, farms, a cotton gin, general store, and blacksmith shop. The Manda Swedish Methodist congregation, organized in 1892, built a sanctuary in 1909 and was active until 1962. A Lutheran chapel was built in 1896. The Methodist cemetery serves as a reminder of the early settlement. In 1947 area schools combined to form the Manda school district. The school building now serves as a community center.
Marker Number14778
Year Placed1990
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 3:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 647192 N 3364348
Decimal Degrees30.40218333, -97.46773333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 24.131', W 97° 28.064'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 24' 7.86" N, 97° 28' 3.84" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14000 Wells School Rd, Manor TX 78653, US
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