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Jarrell is a city in Williamson County, Texas, United States, and is located about 12 miles north of Georgetown, Texas, or about 38 miles (62 km) north of Austin.[1] It was incorporated as a city in 2001.[3] The total population is 984 according to the 2010 census.[4]

City of Jarrell
Jarrell City Hall
Jarrell City Hall
Williamson County Jarrell.svg
City of Jarrell is located in Texas
City of Jarrell
City of Jarrell
Location in the state of Texas
Coordinates: 30°49′40″N 97°36′24″W / 30.82778°N 97.60667°W / 30.82778; -97.60667Coordinates: 30°49′40″N 97°36′24″W / 30.82778°N 97.60667°W / 30.82778; -97.60667
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountiesWilliamson County, Texas
Government
 • MayorLarry Bush (L)[1][2]
Area
 • Total48.2 sq mi (125 km2)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total3,000
 • Density62/sq mi (24/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
76537
Area code(s)512
Websitewww.cityofjarrell.com


HistoryEdit

 
Historic plaque in Jarrell

Founded in 1909 by real estate developer O.D. Jarrell, along with E. C. Haeber, the town was settled at the intersection of an old stagecoach road and the Bartlett and Western Railway that was under construction. Soon after the railroad was completed, a saloon, two stores, a post office, and a bank were built. Because of the proximity of Jarrell to the railroad, the residents of nearby Corn Hill moved to the town. The city reached a population peak of 500 residents in 1914. The closing of the railway and the decline of the cotton industry, however, led to a long term recession. At one point, Jarrell had only 200 residents. After this low point, the city experienced a recovery that increased its population to 410 by 1990. Over 15 new businesses opened in Jarrell in 2009.[5]

On May 27, 1997, the town suffered heavily from the destructive F5 Jarrell Tornado, which obliterated the Double Creek Estates subdivision, killing 27 people plus 300 cattle and horses.[6]


EducationEdit

Jarrell is served by the Jarrell Independent School District. in 2017-19 his district had one elementary, intermediate, middle and high school each. During the 2019 school year, the school district started building a new elementary school which would replace the intermediate school. The district also approved enlarging the middle and high schools, which are under construction during the 2018-2019 school year.

Because of the continued growth of the Sonterra development, the school district is growing very quickly as a consequence property taxes have jumped to ridiculous levels. The community is mostly a bedroom community for the Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown metro area. The district's middle school was built in 2014, but is undergoing an expansion in 2018-2019 to gain more classroom and science labs so that it can better accommodate the growing population of students.

The current superintendent for the district as of 2019, Dr. Chapman, is an award-winning superintendent in the state of Texas.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
2000459
2010984114.4%
Est. 20181,692[7]72.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

GovernmentEdit

The current Mayor of Jarrell is Larry Bush. City council meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at City Hall. Jarrell Emergency services are provided by the Jarrell Fire Department operating under Williamson County ESD#5, with Chief Mark McAdams. The City's chief of police is Roger Thompson. The Police department serves a growing population and maintains a very low crime rate.

ClimateEdit

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Jarrell has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "City of Jarrell, Texas". City of Jarrell. Archived from the original on 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2007-08-03.
  2. ^ "2018 Elected and reelected Libertarian officials". Libertarian Party. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). Texas: 2010. Retrieved 2017-01-06.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-10. Retrieved 2014-05-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Jarrell, Texas". Texas State Historical Association. 2007-04-19. Retrieved 2007-08-03.
  6. ^ "Texas Tornadoes". National Climatic Data Center. 2006-08-02. Retrieved 2007-08-03.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Jarrell, Texas

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