A Guide to the Round Rock Depot Records, 1881-1928
In 1876, the first railroad was introduced in Round Rock, Texas, resulting in the relocation of the town’s primary business district. This event rose from the incorporation of the International and Great Northern Railway Company (I. & G. N.), which intended to construct railway access across Texas. In 1876, the I. & G. N. offered daily service between Round Rock and Georgetown; however, during the 20th century the depot was used less as railway use dropped throughout the state and the entire country. Presently, Amtrak and the Georgetown railroads use the I. & G. N. rail lines, although they do not make stops in Round Rock.
“The Railroads of Round Rock.” Round Rock Texas. Accessed August 30, 2011. http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=1767.
Letterpresses, business documents, and a ledger comprise the Round Rock Depot Records, 1881-1928, relating to the operation of the Round Rock Railroad Depot. Letterpresses hold the financial statements of the I. & G. N. Railway Company for the years 1916-1928. Business records include receipts, notices, a rate schedule, and freight waybills for I. & G. N. and the Missouri Pacific Railway Company involving transactions with several companies, including Round Rock White Lime Co., Round Rock Broom Co., and Alexander Grocery store. A ledger contains financial transactions (1884-1885) for the Missouri Pacific Railway Company.
This collection is open for research use.
Round Rock Depot Records, 1881-1928, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers