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BLUFFTON, Texas

Pronounced: "BLUFF-ton"

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Population (2011): 269COL Index (2008): n/aTax Rate (2010): 1.5401/$100
Elevation: 1,066 ftArea: undefinedCounty: Llano, Precinct 2
Zip Code: 78607Area Code: 325Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 30° 49' 15 N, 98° 29' 29 W
Location: In NE part of county; NW shore of Lake Buchanan; 61 mi NW of Austin
Highways: FR 2241, 261
Creeks: NoneRivers: ColoradoLakes: Lake Buchanan


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

CITY: Not incorporated

CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: None

NEIGHBORING TOWNS: 12 mi NE of Llano, 5 mi S of Tow, 9 mi NW of Buchanan Dam

PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching, tourism, and retirement community

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: See full details in Directory below. Part of Highland Lakes area (see Highland Lakes)

NEARBY & HILL COUNTRY-WIDE ATTRACTIONS: See Attractions

Some of the very nearby attractions include:
  • Lake Buchanan Area: Buchanan Dam & Museum & Visitor Center; Vanishing Texas River Cruise; Canyon Of The Eagles Lodge & Nature Park; State & LCRA Parks
  • Tow: Fall Creek Vineyards/winery; Lake Buchanan
PARKS: There are many state, county and LCRA parks in the greater area as profiled on the Parks page. These nearby parks include: EVENT CALENDAR: None
For full details on nearby events see Festivals & Major Events, Trade Days & Farmers Markets, Live Entertainment, and calendars on our other focus topic pages accessible from the menu above.

WEATHER: Local Weather; Hill Country-wide Weather

MEDIA COVERAGE: MAPS: Local Google; Hill Country Special Maps

HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: "One of the earliest settlements in the region that was to become Llano County, Bluffton originated when Billy Davis settled on the west bank of the Colorado River in 1852. He was followed by a relative, I. B. Maxwell, in 1853. Maxwell reportedly named the settlement for his hometown, Bluffton, Arkansas, perhaps because of the bluffs facing the new community on the east bank of the Colorado River. Bluffton grew to some significance because it was near an early saltworks operated by Davie Cowan and was also near several Colorado River crossings between Burnet and points west. In 1873 a post office was established there with John O. Brown as postmaster. By 1883 Bluffton was a stage stop between Burnet and Llano, with a blacksmith shop, a cotton gin, a hotel, saloons, and other enterprises. In that year a fire, allegedly started by drunken cowboys, destroyed the town. It was rebuilt a half mile north. Although at one time more prosperous than the county seat, Llano, Bluffton was bypassed by the railroad and subsequently declined. When Buchanan Dam (which originally was to be called Bluffton Dam) was completed in 1937, Lake Buchanan inundated the townsite, and Bluffton moved again, this time five miles west. The new Lake Buchanan also caused the relocation of State Highway 29 between Burnet and Llano, further isolating Bluffton."

With the filling of the lake the abandoned community then was under water. A drought in 2011 caused the lake's water level to drop significantly, exposing the remains of the original town of Bluffton.

PRIOR CITY NAMES: New Bluffton

HISTORICAL MARKERS:

CEMETERIES:
  • Bluffton Cemetery: W of town on RR 2241
AVAILABLE SERVICES: Gas: yes; Convenience Stores: yes; Restaurants: yes, at convenience store; Lodging: no; Grocery Stores: no; Banks: no; Vehicle Repair: no; Hospital: no; Med Clinic: no; Post Office: yes; Public Schools: no; Cemetery:

OTHER PROFILES: City Data (not available); ePodunk (not available); Texas Escapes; Travel Texas (not available); Wikipedia

NOTES:

Public education provided by the Burnet Consolidated ISD.

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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY

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EMERGENCIES
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Crime Stoppers
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers

SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: 325-247-5050;

FIRE: Call Sheriff's Office: 325-247-5767

LLANO COUNTY AREA EMS: 325-247-3088




LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT: Unincorporated

LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Llano County Government Offices

STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: For offices that represent the Hill Country,
see: Texas & Federal Government Offices

USPO US POST OFFICE: 325-379-9876; 11725 RR 2241, Bluffton, TX 78601. www.usps.com


CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies




DAY HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:

CAMPGROUND CREEK BLUFFTON: 512-757-4531; 14715 RR 2241, Bluffton, TX 78607. Season deer/turkey Lease, 6 hunters, deer, campsite, electric, water, 700 acres, designated area for each hunter. You provide blind and feeder.


MISCELLANEOUS GOODS & SERVICES


(THE) BLUFFTON STORE: 325-379-9837; 11635 RR 2241 at RR 261, Bluffton, TX 78607. Facebook. Convenience store, gas, deli, pizza, BBQ on Sat; historic store since 1848 (originally on banks of Colorado River, then moved with construction of the dam).

BUCHANAN LAKE RESORT HOME: 800-658-2027; Bluffton, TX 78607




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LOCAL PROVIDERS: Electric: PEC, CTEC; Cable: Time Warner Cable; Internet: CTECS, Zeecon, 281 Communications, Blue Mountain; Garbage: Allied Waste; Water-Sewer: LCRA

HILL COUNTRY-WIDE UTILITY PROVIDERS:

For Hill Country area utility service providers (electric, gas, water, sewer, trash),
telecom providers (land lines, cellular service, TV, internet), and related services (package delivery, newspaper, etc.), click: Utilities & Telecom


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