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Welcome to Pflugerville, TX, USA

I would like to personally welcome you to my Pflugerville, USA webpage. Since Virtual Tourist is an international site, I would like to communicate my small hometown to you in an international way. For all of the information and descriptions I bring to you, I will also provide credit to those who created it, so please do not think I did anything other than co-ordinate what has already been created! (Logo from http://www.cityofpflugerville.com)

Pflugerville History - Origin

Pflugerville received its name from the Henry Pfluger Sr. family. He and his family immigrated from Germany to America in 1849, since they had received encouraging letters from relatives that had come to America for social and economic reasons, so they also came and colonized this area of Texas.

Pflugerville is situated about fifteen miles northeast of the Colorado River, north of Austin, Texas. The country at this time was a prairie, covered with sage grass about an average height of four feet. The buffaloes were numerous and would cause lots of excitement as they would get in the pens with the milk cows. Indians would be seen roaming the country.
The homes of these early pioneers in Texas were built of logs, clay and stone depending on the material available. Wooden pegs were used for nails. Most homes had fireplaces for heat, which were also used for cooking their food. They broke the land with a walking plow and oxen to plant corn, wheat, cotton, cane, fruit trees and gardens. Besides farming, they raised cattle, which they drove to market on the Chisholm Trail to Kansas City. If settlers did not have their cattle penned as the cattle drive came through going to market, their cattle would be taken along to the Kansas City Market.

The early pioneer women had to make their own cloth of either wool or cotton, which was grown on their farms. The material was cleaned, corded, and then spun into cloth before being dyed with walnuts, pecan or sumac, after which it was made into hand-sewn garments. They also knitted stockings, caps, sweaters, etc.

Means of transportation was slow as it was either by horseback, carriage or wagons drawn by teams of oxen, mules or horses., Much walking was done by the settlers to communicate with one another. Once a month some member of the family traveled to Austin with a wagon and ox team for supplies. These were the pioneering days and after the Civil War there was only confederate money and merchants would not accept it so the settlers traded chickens, cows, butter, lard, eggs, corn or any extra products they may have had, for other supplies.

**Credit to The History of Pflugerville (Written in 1976)

Pflugerville History - Religious

One of the original places of Worship in Pflugerville still thrives today, Immanuel Lutheran Church. Here is a picture of that church, erected prior to 1890.

To find more information and places to worship, please contact the PflugervillPfamily.com:


  • Last visit to Pflugerville: Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jun 16, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Don't even think about bringing some water on to the course. Their rules prohibit ANY outside drinks including water. In a year there can be 60 days over 100 degrees in Austin and they have to milk the customer for every penny possible.

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    May 5, 2007 at 8:43 AM

    Do they play the pflugelhorn in Pflugerville? leyle

  • Jan 26, 2005 at 10:31 PM

    I spy the home of Mark. Behold Pflugerville. Is the "P" silent?

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    Jan 19, 2005 at 1:06 PM

    Not sure I want to try and pronounce this towns name! Like the dummies in the Police cars tip - are they living officers ;-))) The local hotel sounds the best value I have ever heard of!

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    Jun 29, 2004 at 11:38 AM

    I assume Pflugerville is a small town. I picture it with lots of places to eat, though. I've heard catfish make a good meal. Thanks for viewing my page.

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    Jun 28, 2004 at 6:41 PM

    yammy yammy Austin Pizza.

  • Jun 23, 2004 at 5:27 PM

    Hey..love your homepage...we ate at Charlie's for the first time tonight (been in PF 6 years!!)..you are right, the chicken fried steak was wonderful and the chicken livers are to die for!!! Thanks for the recommendation!!

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    Jun 20, 2004 at 9:55 PM

    Nice tips on Pflugerville. It souds like it would be worth the trip for the Hungarian food alone. Congrats on the engagement and let me know if you need any more tips on San Jose.

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    Jun 20, 2004 at 2:49 PM

    You know with a name like Pflugerville I just had to pop in and read it. Sounds like a fun little town. Yumm to the doughnuts and Tex-Mex. =^oo^=

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    Jun 20, 2004 at 2:12 PM

    Order me some of those donuts!!! Please tell me how to pronounce Pflugerville, just dont sound right when I try to say it lol


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