SINCE 1937

The History of the Co-Op

The Hutto Co-Op was one of the strongest visual symbols of Hutto representing the agricultural heritage of the community. Organized and built beginning in 1937, the Hutto Co-Op soon became associated with the community identity. Farmers would load up their cotton trailers and wagons and head to the cotton gins for the processing of their contents. In early 2004, two separate entities owning approximately 18-acres of property and structure, Hutto Co-Op Gin and Hutto Co-Op Grainery, sold it to the City of Hutto.

While many of the grain structures were sold off by the city over the years, the few remaining on site form an integral part of the new Hutto Co-Op District master plan.

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safest suburbs in Texas

21,241

Population in Hutto, Texas

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Best Places to live in Williamson County

ABOUT THE CITY

Hutto was created in 1876, on five acres of land purchased by the International and Great Northern Railroad. The railroad built a station, and the Hutto post office opened in in 1877. The famous “Hutto hippo” showed up later, in 1915. Local legend has it that a circus train stopped in Hutto to deliver mail, and take on water, as well as care for the animals. During the stop, a hippopotamus escaped its keeper and headed for the muddy waters of Cottonwood Creek. The train depot agent was forced to telegraph local communities to let them know to “STOP TRAINS. HIPPO LOOSE IN HUTTO,” and the rest is hippo history.

Our historic Downtown area harkens back to our past as an agricultural community, and we celebrate our heritage with Old Tyme Days, as well as the renovated cotton gin that serves as an event venue and hosts our weekly farmers market.

We invite you to explore our Downtown area, and celebrate with us as we embark on a long-anticipated reinvigoration and development project to make the Co-Op District and Downtown the proud center of our city. Our future development will allow our residents to stay and play in Hutto, offering a big-city experience with small-town quality of life.

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Why Choose Hutto?

Hutto is a growing community in the Texas Hill Country that is consistently ranked as one of the fastest growing and safest communities in Texas. Nearly 30,000 people call the growing community of Hutto home. People choose the City of Hutto for the active neighborhoods, high-performing school district, access to parks and strong sense of community. Hutto has planned for and follows a logical, balanced pattern by investing in the needed infrastructure to support new residents and businesses over the next 20 years ensuring a solid base for economic growth.

View the quick facts about Hutto, HERE.

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Hutto Schools

From pre-school through college, Hutto offers access to excellent educational opportunities.  For primary and secondary students, Hutto ISDcovers 75 mile square miles and is one of the fastest growing districts in Central Texas.  The University of Texas and several other area universities with a combined enrollment of more than 140,000 provides an ample supply of well-educated workers to area employers.  Within 200 miles of Austin, an additional 67 four-year colleges and universities enroll over 450,000 students.  The newest addition to Hutto is the East Wiliamson County Higher Education Center which includes Temple College, Texas State Technical College, and Texas A&M-Central Texas.