Elgin Sesquicentennial

elgin 150 logo-sign and banner

Elgin was established in 1872 on the Houston and Texas Central Railroad as a one square mile area around the H&TC Depot and was named for Robert Morris Elgin, the railroad’s land commissioner. In 1879 Elgin was described as a “thriving depot town” of 400 with a newspaper, a gin, and a gristmill.    Today, Elgin has a population of 10,598, and is a thriving community with a newspaper, multiple major employers producing bricks, sausage and more, and is experiencing significant residential and commercial growth.    

Join the Celebration! 

Volunteer information: community@ci.elgin.tx.us

Sesquicentennial Plan for the Year 

Elgin Texas Sesquicentennial Plan

Elgin Sesquicentennial 90 Years Plus

Elginites who are 90 years or older will be recognized during Elgin Sesquicentennial. Call or email Elsie Williams before March 1, 2022.    These individuals will be recognized during the sesquicentennial and will be included in interviews with the Elgin Oral Histories group. Elsie Williams elsiewms2001@yahoo.com 512-281-6322. 

90 Years Plus Questionnaire

Kick-off January 13 at Sip Shop & Stroll 5-8 PM Downtown

Elgin will be 150 years old in 2022 –City Council appointed a Sesquicentennial committee to develop a plan for celebrating the 150th anniversary which includes projects, and events in partnership with organizations and businesses throughout the community. 

Sesquicentennial Committee

see list here  


Hatitude 2022

Celebrating Black History Month Saturday, February 5th