Thrall is a city in Williamson County, Texas, United States. The population was 710 at the 2000 census, and 847 in the 2005 census estimate. By 2011, the population had grown to 898. The name Thrall was chosen by the community to honor the Rev. Homer S. Thrall, aMethodist minister and historian much admired by local settlers and residents.In 1998, the Thrall Varsity Baseball team won the A Texas state championship. And just recently the Women's Power Lifting team won the 2008 and 2009 state women's powerlifting state championship.
Location of Thrall, Texas
|Coordinates: 30°35′19″N 97°17′55″W|
Thrall is located at (30.588640, -97.298707), about 35 miles northeast of Austin.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km2), all of it land. It is located in Williamson county.
The city of Thrall is served by the Thrall Independent School District and home to the Thrall High School Tigers. Thrall ISD has been recognized at the state level for academic and athletic accomplishments. They also are known for their powerlifting. One of their students, Molly Jaeger, got 4th in the world. She competed against Russians and Koreans in the Czech Republic in 2010.
On September 9 and 10, 1921, the remnants of a hurricane moved over Williamson County. The center of the storm became stationary over Thrall, dropping a storm total of 39.7 inches of rain in 36 hours.
The 24-hour rainfall total ending 7 AM on September 10, 1921 (38.2 inches) at a U.S. Weather Bureau station in Thrall remains the national official 24-hr rainfall record.
Eighty-seven people drowned in and near Taylor, and 93 in Williamson County. Thrall rainfall was 23.4 inches during 6 hours, 31.8 in. during 12 hours, and 36.4 in. during 18 hours. This storm caused the most deadly floods in Texas, with a total of 215 fatalities.