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CHEROKEE, Texas

Pronounced: "CHAIR-O-KEY"

Population (2000): 175
Elevation: 1,496/456 ftArea: unknown smCounty (seat): San Saba
Zip Code: 76832Area Code: 325-622Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 30° 58' 57 N, 98° 42' 27 W; (30.9823928, -98.7075397)
Location: South-central part of county; 92 mi NW of Austin;
53 mi W of Lampasas; 58 mi SE of Brady
Highways: TX-16, FM-501Creeks: CherokeeRivers: Lakes: None


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

CITY: Unincorporated

CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Nothing formal

NEIGHBORING TOWNS: 24 mi SE of Algerita; 15 mi SW of Bend; 20 mi SE of Harkeyville; 18 mi N of Llano; 36 mi SE of Lometa; 30 mi SE of Richland Springs; 15 mi S of San Saba

PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching, agriculture, Cherokee Home For Children

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: None

NEARBY & HILL COUNTRY-WIDE ATTRACTIONS: See Attractions
Some of the very nearby attractions include: PARKS: There are many state, county and LCRA parks in the greater area as profiled on the Parks page. These nearby parks include:
  • Bend: Colorado Bend State Park
  • Inks Lake SP (just S of Buchanan Dam)
  • LAKE BUCHANAN SHORE PARKS:
  • Llano: Badu City Park, Leonard Grenwelge County Park, Moore Memorial Park, Ray House & Grounds, Robinson City Park
  • San Saba: San Saba River Nature Park
  • Local city parks include: None
EVENT CALENDAR: For full details on these and 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: See full details in Directory below.
  • On-Line News: Google News; Topix
  • Newspaper: Little Paper, 325-622-4322
  • Radio/TV, Articles & Videos:
MAPS: Local Mapquest; Hill Country Special Maps

HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: ". . . The settlement of upper Cherokee Creek, from which the community took its name, dates to the early 1850s, when P. P. "Pop" Woodard established a ranch five miles west of the site of what is now Cherokee. The second oldest post office in the county was the Cherokee post office, which was moved several times before arriving at the site that it still occupied in the 1980s. It originally opened in 1858 in the home of J. R. Williams in Llano County, then moved in 1869 to the residence of Capt. John Williams in Hanna, a school community on Cherokee Creek in San Saba County. In June 1871 the office was moved to the Montgomery school community on the north bank of the creek, where it shared a building with William O. Handshey's store and the Landrum Hotel. The post office was moved again in September 1878 to the home of M. H. Wadsworth on the Jackson Branch of Cherokee Creek, then moved one last time in July of 1879 to James Samuel Hart's store in Cherokee. David Seth Hanna laid out the permanent townsite of Cherokee in 1878. By the mid-1880s the settlement had developed into the processing and marketing center of an active farming and ranching economy, and by the mid-1890s the town reported a population of 500. In the 1890s the agricultural economy of the Cherokee valley supported a hotel, several churches and schools, a number of processing and supply businesses, and various craft and professional services. Cherokee also became a county center of higher education when Francis Marion Behrns established the Cherokee Academy around 1894. Twice reorganized—first as the West Texas Normal and Business College (1896) and later as Cherokee Junior College (1911)—the school operated until its sale to the county school district in 1921. It then served the community as Cherokee High School until fire razed the main building in 1945. The school was rebuilt using its original façade. In the 1920s Cherokee supported a short-lived bank and two newspapers, and for the next several decades the number of residents remained stable at about 250. In 1990 Cherokee, with a population estimated at 175, served primarily as a supply and postal center for a stock raising and farming economy. Local agricultural production centered on sheep, poultry, and pecans. The population remained 175 in 2000."

PRIOR CITY NAMES:

HISTORICAL MARKERS: See Texas Historical Commission's Historic Sites Atlas: http://atlas.thc.state.tx.us. Includes interactive map plus detailed descriptions of historical markers, cemeteries, museums, all searchable by county.

CEMETERIES: See THC Historic Sites Atlas above.
  • Hanna: N of town on TX-16
  • Kuydenkall: Ponotoc Rd, W of town
  • Gray: Ponotoc Rd, further W of town
AVAILABLE SERVICES: Gas: yes; Convenience Stores: yes; Restaurants: yes; Lodging: yes; Grocery Stores: yes; Banks: no; Vehicle Repair: yes; Hospital: no; Med Clinic: no; Post Office: yes; Public Schools: yes; Cemetery: yes

OTHER PROFILES: City Data (no profile); ePodunk (no profile); Texas Escapes; Travel Texas (no profile); USGS GNIS; Wikipedia

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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY


AUTOMOTIVE, VEHICLES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT & RELATED SERVICES


CHEROKEE TEXACO: 325-622-4590; TX-16, Cherokee, TX 76832


CHURCHES

Baptist
CHEROKEE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: 325-622-4688;
Cherokee, TX 76832
Church of Christ
CHEROKEE CHURCH OF CHRIST: 325-622-4402;
308 S Indian Ave, Cherokee, TX 76832.
church-of-christ.org

Methodist FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 915-622-4456;
801 Valley Spring Rd, Cherokee, TX 76832


CONVENIENCE STORES & GAS STATIONS


Dial 911 in emergencies
EMERGENCIES
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
Dial 911


Crime Stopppers
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers
Fire & Rescue
CHEROKEE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: 325-372-5141; 325-622-4681; 200 TX-16 S, Cherokee, TX 76832 (Sep: Annual BBQ and Fish Fry)


CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies





LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT: None

LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: San Saba County Government Offices

SAN SABA COUNTY PRECINCT III - BARN: Cherokee, TX 76832

STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: For offices that represent the Hill Country,
see: Texas & Federal Government Offices
USPO
US POST OFFICE: 800-275-8777; 325-622-4566; 206 TX-16 N, Cherokee, TX 76832-9998


HOME & RANCH IMPROVEMENT CENTERS, CONSTRUCTION,
MAINTENANCE, REPAIR SERVICES & SUPPLIES



CHEROKEE FEED STORE: 325-622-4533; 16063 TX-16 S, Cherokee, TX 76832

GAUNY & SON: 325-622-4563; Cherokee, TX 76832. Sand, dirt, rock

J & J WATERWELL & WINDMILL SERVICES: 325-947-1155; POB 190, Cherokee, TX 76832. http://jandjwaterwells.com

ROCKING STAR STORAGE: 325-205-2866; TX-16 N, Cherokee, TX 76832

YARBROUGH HARDWARE STORE: 325-622-4534; 117 Cherokee St, Cherokee, TX 76832




DAY HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:

CRAIN WHITE TAIL DEER HUNTS & LODGING: 325-372-8595; 466 CR 335, Cherokee, TX 76832

JOHNSON RANCH: 325-622-4479; Cherokee, TX 76832. Trophy whitetail deer hunting in southern San Saba county. 940 high fenced acres. Rodney Johnson. www.johnsonranch.us;

SEVEN SPRINGS RANCH: 325-628-3405; Cherokee, TX 76832. Three day hunts and management hunts on 6400 acres. Located approximately 15 mi E of town, adjacent to Colorado Bend State Park. Primitive shelters, campsites next to running springs. Able to accommodate all types of hunting.

SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:

PARISHER RANCH: 325-662-4446; 325-662-4285; Cherokee, TX 76832. Season lease, 2 hunters, gun only, deer, turkey, cabin, 2600 acres. Rick or John.

TAXIDERMY & MEAT PROCESSING:

D&B TAXIDERMY & WILD GAME: 325-622-4663; 16028 US 16 S, Cherokee, TX 76832. Full line of taxidermy and processing. Guided hunts available for whitetail, hogs, exotics.

HUNTING, FISHING, SPORTING GOODS, SPECIALTY EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY STORES:

PRECISE AMMUNITION: 512-423-2577; 7337 US 16 N, Cherokee, TX 76832. www.preciseammunition.com


INSURANCE


FARM BUREAU INSURANCE: 325-622-4343: POB 32, Cherokee, TX 76832




CHEROKEE BUNKHOUSE B&B: 325-622-4466; POB 33, Cherokee, TX 76832

CRAIN WHITE TAIL DEER HUNTS & LODGING: 325-372-8595; 466 CR 335, Cherokee, TX 76832

KING'S DAUGHTER INN: 325-365-0400; 2040 Apache Loop, Cherokee, TX 76832. www.hillcountrykingsdaughterinn.com

SPRINGS OF COLD CREEK BED & BREAKFAST: 325-251-6611; 19095 CR-310, Cherokee, TX 76832. www.springsofcoldcreek.com


MISCELLANEOUS GOODS & SERVICES


BAKER NURSERY: 325-622-4457, Cherokee, TX 76832. Plants

CHEROKEE ACOUSTICAL: 325-622-4888; Cherokee, TX 76832

CHEROKEE GROCERY: 325-622-4599; 145 TX-16 S, Cherokee, TX 76832. Groceries, hot food

CHEROKEE HOME CARE: 325-622-4897; POB 295, Cherokee, TX 76832. Day care

CHEROKEE STONE COMPANY: 325-622-4598; Cherokee, TX 76832

CHEROKEE TRAILER WORKS: 325-622-4581; 600 Navaho Trail, Cherokee, TX 76832

CUT THE LOCKS: 919 CR 331, Cherokee, TX 76832

DUTTON DONNA SAS INSTITUTE: 325-622-4541; 500 Apache Loop, Cherokee, TX 76832

HOMETOWN GIFTS: ; Cherokee, TX 76832

KIRSTEN WILDLIFE RANCH: 325-622-4275; Cherokee, TX 76832

(THE) LITTLE PAPER: 325-622-4322;

MARBLE CREEK MERCANTILE: 325-622-4242; 102 TX-16 S, Cherokee, TX 76832. Antiques

MCKNEELY BROTHERS: 325-622-4465; Cherokee, TX 76832

TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS: 903-643-8770; 47 Sl Lk, Cherokee, TX 76832. Education

WAYLAND MARY LLC: 325-622-4565; 8400 W FM-501, Cherokee, TX 76832

WAYNE SCAGGS: , Cherokee, TX 76832. Rock hauling


NON-PROFIT & PUBLIC SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS


Cherokee Home For Children
CHEROKEE HOME FOR CHILDREN:
325-622-4201
POB 295, Cherokee TX 76832
www.chc4kids.org; www.cherokeehomeforchildren.org
FFA
FFA (FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA): HQ: Austin, TX. www.texasffa.org. Facebook
A dynamic youth organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. An integral part of a systematic, local school-based agricultural science instructional program.
Local Chapter: Cherokee FFA


RANCHES


BOULTINGHOUSE RANCH HEADQUARTERS: 325-622-4413; POB 40, Cherokee, TX 76832

BROKEN ARROW RANCH: 956-346-5676; 498 CR 423 E, Cherokee, TX 76832. www.speedysregtxlonghorns.com

CALLEY RANCH: CR 435, Cherokee, TX 76832

DANAY COVERT RED VALLEY RANCH: 325-622-4409; 325-622-4609; Cherokee, TX 76832

FLYING V RANCH: 325-622-4252; Cherokee, TX 76832

HAVERLAH RANCH HEADQUARTERS: POB 416, Cherokee, TX 76832

J G & WILSON SISTERS RANCH LTD: 325-622-4646; 204 S 4th St, Cherokee, TX 76832

KEITH VALLEY RANCH MAIN HOUSE: Cherokee, TX 76832

KUYKENDALL GROVES RANCH: 325-622-4240, Cherokee, TX 76832

LOS VALLES RANCH INC: 325-622-4868; CR 319 (4160 FM-501 w), Cherokee, TX 76832

TOM J YATES RANCH: 325-622-4251, RR 1, Cherokee, TX 76832




BARKER LAND CO: 325-622-4455; 502 TX-16 S, Cherokee, TX 76832

KIMLEY BARKER REALTY: 325-622-4457; POB 269, Cherokee, TX 76832


RESTAURANTS-DINING-BEVERAGES-ENTERTAINMENT


SOUTHSIDE BBQ: 16032 TX-16 S, Cherokee, TX 76832

Also see Cherokee Grocery, above.


SCHOOLS


CHEROKEE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT: 325-622-4298; 305 S Indian Ave, Cherokee, TX 76832. www.cherokeeisd.net. The district has one campus, Cherokee School, grades k-12. UIL: Conf 1. Chris Perry-Superintendent



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LOCAL UTILITY PROVIDERS:

Atmos Energy ATMOS ENERGY: 800-460-3030. Dallas HQ Office: 888-286-6700;
Emergencies: 866-322-8667. http://atmosenergy.com. Natural gas service through underground pipes. Service Coverage Map. Nearest service office: 107 S Lee St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

CENTRAL TEXAS TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE: 325-648-2237; San Saba, TX 76877, www.cttcinc.com

CHEROKEE PROPANE: POB 240, Cherokee, TX 76832

PERRY'S GARBAGE SERVICE: 325-622-4837; POB 213, Cherokee, TX 76832. In Mason

WEST CENTRAL WIRELESS: 800-695-9016; www.wcc.net. www.westcentral.com. Wireless internet & cell phone service.

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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