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of Leander was established in 1882. The post Course was built and has proven to be one office was brought from Bagdad to Leander of the most beautiful and challenging golf in 1882 and the first bank, Humble & Chap- courses in the area. man, was established. Doctors’ offices, law- LEANDER TODAY yers’ offices, and a drug store had also joined this new community. The cedar post busi- Leander, presently, has a population estimat- ness was prospering, with most of the posts ed at over 34,000. The Leander Independent being shipped out by railway. Ranching and School District has grown into the largest farming were increasing. school district in Williamson County and the fastest growing district in the state of Texas. It The population of Leander in the early presently has a total of five high schools, eight 1890s was estimated to be around 329 middle schools and twenty-five elementary people. In 1893, the first public schools schools. It encompasses the cities of Lean- were opened both in Leander and Bagdad. der, Cedar Park, Jonestown, and parts of On June 7, 1899, the Leander High School Northwest Austin. New businesses are on Association incorporated under Texas law. their way and the residential growth that On January 21, 1978, the City of Leander has been experienced over the past few was incorporated. The City was continuing years is phenomenal. to grow more rapidly. A new city hall was Many changes have occurred since the lit- established along with some new addi- tle town of Bagdad. The City of Leander tions in the old downtown area. With more continues to grow and prosper and we homes being built in the west part of Lean- invite everyone to come and experience der, the population by the 1990s was our extraordinary hill-country city. 3,398. The Crystal Falls Municipal Golf 9


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