Leander Fun Facts
Leander is located at 30°33′40″N 97°51′37″W / 30.56111°N 97.86028°W / 30.56111; -97.86028 Coordinates: 30°33′40″N 97°51′37″W / 30.56111°N 97.86028°W / 30.56111; -97.86028 (30.561108, -97.860301) , about 22 miles northwest of Austin.
Leander is located in Travis County, Williamson County, Texas.
Sample list of famous people who were born in Leander:
- Curenski Gilleylen ( American football player )
- Paul Thompson ( American football player )
Leander was established in 1882 on land sold by the Austin and Northwestern Railroad Co.
Leander is in the Central Time Zone.
Leander is about 19.42 square kilometers with a population of 27,827 in the year 2011.
Leander's geo-coordinates are 30.5611° N, 97.8603° W.
On August 15 and September 5, 2011, Leander was the scene of two destructive wildfires that swept through two central neighborhoods, together burning 330 acres (130 ha) and destroying 26 homes.
Population of Leander was 27,827 in the year 2011.
Leander (/ l i ˈ æ n d ər / lee-AN -dər ) is a city in Williamson and Travis counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 26,521 at the 2010 census. It is one of the fastest growing suburbs north of Austin, and is part of the Greater Austin metropolitan area. Leander was established in 1882 on land sold by the Austin and Northwestern Railroad Co. to prospective citizens. The town was named in honor of Leander "Catfish" Brown, one of the railroad officials responsible for the completion of the line.