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Located on SH 95 between Elgin and Taylor, Coupland traces its origins to 1887, when the town was established and lots were sold as the Bastrop and Taylor Railway was under construction. Coupland was named for Major Theodore van Buren Coupland, who settled in the area at that time.

The post office opened in 1889, with John Goetz as postmaster. By 1900, the town was a prosperous meeting place for the Swedish, German and Swiss farmers who had settled in the surrounding area.

Today, Coupland is home to the Old Coupland Inn and Dance Hall, a post office, gas station and several small businesses.

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