Irwin was founded in 1846 by Samuel Dale Irwin and his horse
(later named "Dwilligut"). A commemorative plaque under
the water tower is reproduced here for educational purposes. Irwin's
proud tradition includes cattle and the railroad. Today,
Irwin is a bustling community of commerce, industry, and opportunity. Most
of all, it's "a nice place to live."
more about the history of Irwin, click here for your very own downloadable
copy of the Irwin activity book, "SkyHank
Squawks it All." The book is hosted by SkyHank,
the popular mascot of the Irwin-Lauder High School Skyhawks. To
learn more about the town and its opportunities, visit the town's
unofficial website: www.irwintexas.com.