2000 Census - 125
Elroy Texas History:
The Swedish farming and ranching community of Elroy was established in 1892, and named after a local store owner’s son. Leroy. At various times it was also referred to as Driskill, Dutch Waterhole and Hume. The Elroy post office was established in 1899, but closed three years later when mail was rerouted through Del Valle. Emil T. Nelson and A.K. Nelson farmed land purchased by their father in 1893. They were instrumental in the establishment of the Swedish Farmer’s (Cotton) Gin Company which operated in Elroy from 1915-1950 with Emil as president. The company changed its name to Elroy Farmer’s Gin Company in 1921. Most of the company’s records were written in Swedish. The population grew from 25 in 1933 to 125 in 1947, where it has remained through 2010. Unincorporated Elroy is located on Mayhard (Maha) Creek on FM 812, 14.7 miles southeast of downtown Austin, 26.7 miles south of Pflugerville, 9 miles south of Del Valle, 18 miles southwest of Manor, 33 miles southwest of Elgin, 21 miles west of Bastrop and Bastrop and Buescher State Parks, 34 miles northwest of Smithville, 9.7 miles northwest of Cedar Creek, 35.5 miles north of Luling, 21 miles north of Lockhart and Lockhart State Park, 54 miles northeast of Seguin, 51 miles northeast of New Braunfels, 34 miles northeast of San Marcos, 24.2 miles northeast of Kyle, 17.8 miles northeast of Buda, 36.6 miles east of Dripping Springs, 21 miles southeast of Oak Hill, and 36 miles southeast of Lake Travis and Lakeway, Texas.
Elroy Community Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. The library is a meeting place for locals after work and on weekends because of the free Wi-Fi. (512) 243-1981.13512 FM 812.
Circuit of the Americas Formula 1 Race Track, Elroy, TX:
Formula 1 racing is returned to the United States on a 3.427 mile track built in Elroy, Texas. This is first time in Formula 1 racing history in the United States that a track was specifically designed and built for the race. The Elroy track is the only FIA-certified Grade 1 track in the United States, and one of only twenty-six such tracks in the world. From 2000 to 2007 races were held in Indianapolis, Indiana on a race course built inside the oval of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Formula 1 (One) is the highest class of single seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix (in English, Grand Prizes), held on purpose-built circuits and public roads. The results of each race are combined to determine two annual World Championships, one for the drivers and one for the constructors. Up to and including the 2011 Indian Grand Prix, 856 World Championship Grands Prix have been held. Volunteers are needed. The Elroy track is located on FM 812, approximately 1 mile east of SH 130, and nine miles southeast of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The Elroy track will host races from 2012 to 2021. The first Elroy races will be (or were) held over three days in mid-November, 2012. (512) 301-6600. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Boulevard, Austin, TX 78617. Email
Tuesday Night Biking at Circuit of the Americas:
This seasonal activity is free. Come enjoy riding the track (watch Turn 1), the picnic and cafeteria area open 5:30pm-10pm, and the beer garden. A fee applies. Book online and save. (512) 301-6600. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Boulevard, Austin, TX 78617. Email
Formula One Track Winter Wonderland at the Circuitof Americas & Ice Skating, Most Days in Dec:
The Grand Plaza will be decorated with a million lights. Festivities include a lighted walking trail, a petting zoo, Santa’s workshop, a human snow globe, holiday movies on the lawn, a tunnel containing a light show set to music, an ice skating rink, train and carnival rides, camel rides, a hot air balloon float, live music, food trucks, hot chocolate stands, adult beverages, a Bavarian village with local vendors, and photos with Santa. A general admission fee applies. Children 5 and under get in free. (512) 301-6600. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Boulevard, Austin, TX 78617. Email
Wild Bubba's Wild Game Grill, Elroy, TX:
This restaurant is located in the former Elroy Sausage Company building. It is owned by Wyman Gilliam, former owner of Houston’s “Bubba’s Texas Burger Shack. Menu items include buffalo, cabrito, antelope, axis venison, elk, kangaroo, elk, black bear, wild boar, alligator and yak wild game burgers and cheeseburgers. Traditional American menu items include beef hamburgers and cheeseburgers, fries, chili, chicken fried steak, sandwiches and more. Bring your own bottle; a convenience store is located next door. Open Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm. I imagine the hours will be extended during Formula 1 races. The restaurant is located less than a mile from the Formula 1 Race Tract at 13912 FM 812 in Elroy. (512) 243-1333. Reviews
Hit the Spot Café in the Garfield Library, Garfield, TX:
The café serves a very good breakfast (migas, biscuits) and delicious chicken fried steak, macaroni & cheese, meatloaf, enchiladas, grilled salmon, hamburgers, and pies and other menu items. Open Mon-Thu, 6am-2pm; Fri, 6am-2pm & 5pm-8pm; Sat, 6am-2pm; Sun, 8am-2pm. (512) 563-5765. The café is located in the back of the new Garfield Branch Library building at 5121 Albert Brown Drive, approximately 6 miles east of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, near the Armadillo Foundation Repair Building. Albert Brown Drive loops off the north side of SH 71. Email Garfield Texas Map; Click to Enlarge Reviews
(512) 243-2703. The restaurant is located at 4903 D FM 1327, 78610. Reviews