MCNEIL, TX (TRAVIS COUNTY)
MCNEIL, TEXAS (Travis County). McNeil is fifteen miles north of Austin in northern Travis County. The International and Great Northern Railroad completed its track between Rockdale and Austin in 1876; the Austin and Northwestern Railroad built a section of track from Austin to Burnet in 1882. The community that grew up at the intersection of these two tracks was named in honor of George McNeil, section foreman for the Austin and Northwestern. A post office opened at McNeil in December 1888 with Adison A. Shepperd as postmaster. In the late 1880s McNeil became the base of operations for the Austin White Lime Company, which was still in business in the early 1990s. By the 1890s the community also had a hotel, a general store, and a population of 200. The number of residents fell to 125 by the 1930s and to seventy by the 1940s; estimates remained at seventy through 2000. McNeil High School in the Round Rock Independent School District began classes in 1992, and the first senior class graduated in 1994.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "McNeil, TX (Travis County)," accessed March 22, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnm27.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.