Austin, Texas is the capital of America’s second-largest state. Austin is widely known for its live music scene, thanks to the PBS series Austin City Limits. It’s also the site of many festivals, including the South By Southwest festivals and conferences held every year since 1987. If that’s not enough, the city is also home to the University of Texas at Austin campus, the largest university in the state of Texas. And on top of that, many high-tech industries have a presence in the city. With so much going for it, it’s no wonder nearly a million people call it home, making it the tenth-largest city in the country.
Yet much of this is recent growth—in the 1950s, the city’s population was only a tenth of what it is today. Our Austin city limit sign is a throwback to those days. It is made according to the Texas state standards introduced in 1956. This style of sign was printed on a white background; the modern green background wouldn’t be introduced until 1978. Our sign shows a population figure of 168,500, which is roughly what it would have been at the time these signs were introduced. It’s a fantastic home decor item for any room of the house, and makes a great gift for anyone who wants to “Keep Austin Weird”!
Our Austin city limit sign is flat printed on heavy 14-gauge steel, right here in the United States. It is a glossy, non-reflective sign that will serve you well for years, indoors or outdoors. It includes two pre-drilled holes for easy mounting. We’ve made it available in four sizes:
- 12 in. × 9 in.
- 20 in. × 15 in.
- 28 in. × 21 in.
- 40 in. × 30 in.
Looking for a city limit sign like this for another city in Texas? We’d be happy to help! We can make a custom sign for any city and population number you want. We can make the green 1978-style signs as well. Wanting a sign for a city from another state? We can help with that too! We can find the correct specs for any state in the union (and other countries, too)! Just contact Jake to get started on your custom order.