Place:Jollyville, Travis, Texas, United States

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NameJollyville
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates30.453°N 97.762°W
Located inTravis, Texas, United States
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Jollyville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Travis and Williamson counties in Texas. It is a neighborhood in north Austin. The population was 16,151 at the 2010 census.

History

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The area was first settled by Henry Rhodes after obtaining a land grant in 1841 of about from the Republic of Texas. The name, however, comes from a later settler, John G. (possibly Grey, but no proof for middle name exist) Jolly, who purchased in 1866. John and his wife, Nancy Isabell (Guill) Jolly, operated a blacksmith shop and store. The Jollys donated land for a school and the cemetery in which they were eventually buried. Jollyville remained lightly settled for decades; only twenty families lived in the area in 1960. Eventually, the growth of nearby Austin led to the development of Jollyville as a suburban community.

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