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MOORE'S CROSSING, TX

MOORE'S CROSSING, TEXAS. Moore's Crossing is a community near Farm Road 973 nine miles southeast of Austin in southeastern Travis County. The location was used as a low-water crossing of Onion Creek as early as the 1840s but did not receive its current name until the early 1900s, when John B. Moore built a store in the area. In 1915 part of the original Congress Avenue bridge from Austin was used to replace the low-water crossing on Onion Creek, but a flood washed it out later that year. The rest of the Congress Avenue bridge was used to rebuild the bridge on Onion Creek in 1922. A few scattered houses marked the community on county highway maps in the 1940s; the population was reported at twenty-five in 1941. The bridge at Moore's Crossing, which has received a Texas Historical Commission marker, was closed in the 1990s. The community continued to report a population of twenty-five through 2000.

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Austin History Center Files.

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "MOORE'S CROSSING, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrmae), accessed April 17, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.