Located in northern Travis County, Merrilltown was named after Capt. Nelson Merrill. It was incorporated in 1837 and had a post office that was opened in 1851. By the mid-1880s, the population had grown to about 35. The town had a church and a district school. However, after the town was annexed by the city of Austin, the post office was closed.
The community is also home to the Gault Homestead and Katherine Fleischer Park. Both of these sites are located off Merrilltown Road. Located on the grounds is the Merrilltown Cemetery, where the remains of Captain Nelson Merrell and John Gault lie. Both men were buried in this cemetery, which is a good place to visit if you’re curious about Travis County’s other Pilot Knob.
Loop 1 is a limited-access toll road that extends for three miles (4.8 km) to the interchange with SH 45 North. Loop 1 was constructed by the Texas Department of Transportation as part of the Central Texas Turnpike Project in 2002. Loop 1 is accessible from Interstate 35 via SH 45 North. Loop 1 was completed early and within budget. Learn more
The town is located in Travis and Williamson counties in Texas. It has a population of around 116,000 (2018). In the surrounding area, you’ll find other small towns, such as Merrelltown and Windemere. If you’re not sure which city you want to visit, you can search for flights to nearby cities.