Coupland, TX

By: Clara Stearns Scarbrough

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994

Coupland is on State Highway 95 twenty-five miles northeast of Austin in Williamson County. The town was established and lots were sold in 1887, when the Bastrop and Taylor Railway was under construction. Coupland was named for Maj. Theodore van Buren Coupland, who settled in the area at that time. The post office was begun in 1889, with John Goetz as postmaster. By 1900 the town was a prosperous meeting place for the Swedish, German, and Swiss farmers who had settled in the surrounding area. In the early 1980s Coupland had a population of 135, a church, a post office, a bank, an eight-grade school, a gin, a grain elevator, a community center, a restored depot and museum, a construction company, a grocery store, and the Old Coupland Inn, a popular eating establishment. In the early 1990s Coupland continued to report a population of 135.

Clara Stearns Scarbrough, Land of Good Water: A Williamson County History (Georgetown, Texas: Williamson County Sun Publishers, 1973).


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

Clara Stearns Scarbrough, “Coupland, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 26, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994