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LAMPASAS COUNTY, Texas

Pronounced: "lam-PASS-us"

"no slogan"

County Seat: LampasasEst: 1856
County Borders: N: Hamilton; NE: Coryell; SE: Bell; S: Burnet; W: San Saba; NW: Mills
Population (2016): 20,760Businesses (2015): 396COL Index (2008): 78.9
Zip Codes: 76539, 76550, 76853Area Codes: 512, 737Time Zone: CST
Center Line Coordinates: 31° 15' N; 98° 14' W
Location: 75 mi NW of Austin
Major Highways: US-183, US-190, US-281
Rivers: Colorado, LampasasLakes:
Area: 713 smElevation:
SMSA: Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

CITIES & TOWNS IN THIS COUNTY: Not all of Lampasas County is within the Texas Hill Country. Only the southwestern-most third of the county area is in the Hill Country. The approximate dividing line is TX 183 - Lampasas. For our definition of the boundaries of the Texas Hill Country, see: Definition & Maps. Lampasas County

COUNTY GOVERNMENT:
  • County Judge: Wayne Boultinghouse:
    Ofc: 512-556-8271; Fax: 512-556-8270
    501 E 4th St, County Courthouse, Lampasas, TX 76550
    Web: www.co.lampasas.tx.us; Email: dianne.miller@co.lampasas.tx.us

  • Lampasas County Courthouse: Located in Lampasas on the Courthouse Square, at 501 E Fourth St. This Courthouse is the third oldest Texas courthouse still in use by a county government. Built in 1883, designed by architect W.C. Dodson, with reflections of Second Empire and the Italianate styles. Since restored. The building hosts a central clock tower with a Seth Thomas clock, arched windows and a mansard rook. Lampasas County has been home to 3 courthouse; the first destroyed in an 1871 fire, and flooding swept away the second in 1873. See more history about the courthouse and area at the Portal profile for Lampasas.
COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS:
  • Central Texas Council Of Governments (CTCOG)
    Jim Reed, Executive Director: 254-770-2200
    POB 729, Belton, TX 76513
    Web: www.ctcog.org, Email: jreed@ctcog.org
CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Agribusiness; deer hunting; nearby Fort Hood military installation

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 (Lampasas); Hill Country-wide Weather

MEDIA COVERAGE: See full details in Directory below. MAPS:
  • Local Google: Map
  • Lampasas County: Map
  • Hill Country Special: Maps
HISTORY:
  • Handbook Of Texas Online: TSHA TXGenWeb
  • County TXGenWeb Project: Genealogical/historical information, including cemeteries, markers, maps, census data, surname queries, TXGenWeb
  • Lampasas County Historical Commission: See full details in Directory below.
  • More History: See Portal city profiles in list shown above, including Lampasas.
  • Named for Lampasas River
CEMETERIES: See listings in each town, and: Lampasas County Cemetery Photos, Facts & Directions

OTHER PROFILES: City Data; TXCIP; US Census Quick Facts; Wikipedia

NOTES:

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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY


COUNTY GOVERNMENT


LAMPASAS COUNTY: County Judge Wayne Boultinghouse: Ofc: 512-556-8271; Fax: 512-556-8270; 501 E 4th St, County Courthouse, Lampasas, TX 76550. www.co.lampasas.tx.us; Email: dianne.miller@co.lampasas.tx.us

LAMPASAS CENTRAL, APPRAISAL DISTRICT: 512-556-8058; 109 W 5th St, Lampasas, TX 76550. www.lampasascad.org

LAMPASAS COUNTY, HISTORICAL COMMISSION: 512-556-2224; POB 1466, Lampasas, TX 76550. Jeff Jackson, 512-556-3200

LAMPASAS COUNTY, SHERIFF: 512-556-8255; POB 465, Lampasas, TX 76550-0465. Sheriff David S. Whitis. Email:david.whitis@co.lampasas.tx.us

LAMPASAS COUNTY, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, #2-3: 512-752-3497


STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES & SERVICES


LOCATED WITHIN THIS COUNTY: See detailed listings in each city/town in this county. Use the list with city links for this county at the top of this profile page. Or, use the Menu at the top of every page for city links. is the predominate city in this county and is where most such services are located.

USPO US POST OFFICES: 800-275-8777; www.usps.com
  • 325-628-3358; 22902 W FM 580, Bend, TX 76824-3000
  • 512-556-5131; 1700 E 4th St, Lampasas, TX 76550
  • 512-752-3374; 101 W Elm St, Lometa, TX 76853
LOCATED OUTSIDE THIS COUNTY BUT WITHIN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY: See detailed listings in the corresponding cities/towns throughout the Hill County. Use the Menu at the top of every page for city links.

LOCATED OUTSIDE THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY: See State & Federal Offices

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  • MULTIPLE CITY OR COUNTY-WIDE INCIDENTS: See County Judge's office for Emergency Management, and Sheriff's Dept above.
  • MULTIPLE COUNTY INCIDENTS: See our Portal Focus Topic Page on Emergency Services for comprehensive information on area-wide emergency resources and contacts (Red Cross, TCEQ, Alert Systems, etc.).
  • Code RedCODE RED EMERGENCY ALERTS: 836-939-0911; Web Sign-Up. A free, automated system whereby you can be notified (via phone call, text, or mobile app) by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, severe weather and missing child reports.


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NON-PROFITS, PUBLIC SERVICE & SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS


WITH OFFICES LOCATED WITHIN THIS COUNTY:

See detailed listings in each city/town in this county. Use the list with city links for this county at the top of this profile page. Or, use the Menu at the top of every page for city links. is the predominate city in this county and is where most such services are located.

WITH OFFICES LOCATED OUTSIDE THIS COUNTY:

Red Cross AMERICAN RED CROSS, Heart of Texas Chapter, Killeen Branch Office:
254-200-4400; 208 W Ave A, Killeen, TX 76541. www.waco.redcross.org/Killeen_Office.php. A humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Serves Lampasas county.

HILL COUNTRY CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER: 512-756-2607; POB 27, 1001 N Hill St, Burnet, TX 78611. "Believe the Hurt, Begin the Healing", Serves Blanco, Burnet, Lampasas, Llano, Mason & San Saba Counties. Multi-disciplinary agency facilitates the prevention, detection, investigation and treatment of Child Abuse. Provides free services to abused children and their families. Agency provides services to physically and sexually abused children, witnesses, non-offending family members, and the professionals dedicated to helping victims. Provides video-taped forensic interviews, written statement assistance, on-site medical examinations, evaluations, and referrals. Annual fund-raising event: Pedal Power Wildflower Ride. www.hccac.org

VETRIDES: www.burnetcountytexas.org/default.aspx?name=constable.pct2. Program assists veterans and their families with transportation to and from Veterans Administration hospitals, veterans services offices, pharmacies, grocery and retail stores. Available in Burnet, Llano and Lampasas counties. To request a RIDE: 877-8S1~8VET(838) or 830-613-9982

Note: See chamber, tourism & economic development listings in profile section above.

Note: For Hill Country-wide non-profits, public service and social service organizations, see Hill Country Area Profile




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