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Leander (/lindr/lee-AN-dr) is a city in Williamson and Travis counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 37,889 at the 2016 census estimate [3] It is the fourth fastest-growing city in the state of Texas, a suburb just north of Austin,[4] 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.[5] The town was named in honor of Leander "Catfish" Brown, one of the railroad officials responsible for the completion of the line.[5][6] It was near Leander that the Leanderthal Lady, a skeleton dating back 10,000 to 13,000 years, was discovered; the site was one of the earliest intact burials found in the United States.[7]

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