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MASON, Texas

"Gem of the Hill Country"

Population (2015e): 2,139Elevation: 1,539 ftArea: 3.7 smCounty: Mason (county seat)
Zip Code: 76856Area Code: 325-347Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 30° 44' 52" N, 99° 13' 55" W
Location: 42 mi NW of Fredericksburg, 29 mi S of Brady, 34 mi W of Llano, 45 NE of Junction, 38 mi SE of Menard
Highways: US-87, US-377, TX-29, RR-1871, RR-386Creeks: ComancheRivers: None


  • Mason County Chamber Of CommerceMason Chamber
    POB 156, 108 Ft McKavitt St,
    Mason, TX 76856
Downtown Ft McKavitt Street in Mason ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES: Nothing formal

NEIGHBORING TOWNS: 7 mi W of Art, 19 mi NW of Castell, 7 mi SE of Katemcy Rocks, 27 mi NE of London

PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: tourism, hunting, fishing, kayaking, ranching, wineries, wildflowers, art galleries, antiques

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: See full details in Directory below.
  • Comanche Creek Golf Course
  • Eckert James River Bat Cave
  • Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve: Lots of bats!
  • Fort Mason: Established in 1851 as part of a line of army forts from the Rio Grande to the Red River to open new areas and provide protection for settlers. A training ground for generals.
  • Gene Zesch's Woodcarving Exhibition
  • Historic Mason County Courthouse: Downtown Mason, Greek Revival style set on a rare 'Double Block' Courthouse Square (two sides are two blocks long), one of the few in the State of Texas.
  • Katemcy Rocks: Nearby recreation, granite climbing, 4-wheeling
  • Mason County Historical Museums
  • Odeon Theater: Restored historic theater. One movie at a time.
  • Sandstone Cellars Winery & Mason County Vineyards: An insightful boutique winery just off the town square in Mason. Tasting room.
  • Mason County Historical MuseumSeaquist Victorian Mansion: Built of sandstone, this 22-room house is elaborately detailed with carved limestone.
  • Topaz Hunting: Topaz is the official Texas state gem. Colorless and light-blue varieties of topaz are found in Precambrian granite in the vicinity of Streeter in Mason County (per TSHA). Topaz is not produced commercially. Rockhounders should contact Wesley Loeffler, Menard Route, Mason, TX 76856, 325-347-6415, or stop at Nu-Way Grocery (on the NW corner of the Square), Country Collectibles on US-87 N, Benjie's Books & Gifts, or Underwood's Antiques, who offer cut and mounted stones and local hunting advice. See Gray's Blog, and Mason Gems
  • Llano River: Mason County's largest public outdoor resource. Offers river-front lodging, camping, fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, tubing and other types of river recreation. This beautiful treasure has historic significance in the development and life of this area, and continues as a vibrant source of tourism and local recreation.

Some of the very nearby attractions include: Odeon Theater-in Mason
  • Bend: Alamosa Wine Cellers
  • Bluffton: Lake Buchanan
  • Brady: Golf, Music Museums; Courthouse & Jail; Historic Train Depot
  • Lake Buchanan Area: Buchanan Dam & Museum & Visitor Center; Vanishing Texas River Cruise; Canyon Of The Eagles Lodge & Nature Park; State & LCRA Parks
  • Burnet: Austin Steam Train Association's "Hill Country Flyer"; Highland Lakes Air Museum;
  • Fort Croghan; Delaware Springs Golf Course; Perissos Vineyard And Winery; Falkenstein Castle
  • Castell: River Recreation
  • Fredericksburg: Fort; Butterfly Ranch; Herb Farm; Theater; Trade Days; Museums; Dulcimers; Historic German Downtown; Jewelry Workshop; Rockbox; Wildseed Farm; Cowboy Ranch
  • Hilltop: Restaurant
  • Junction: Park; Golf; Scenic Drives
  • Kingsland: Falkenstein Castle; Inks Lake State Park; Inks Lake Dam National Fish Hatchery; Longhorn Cavern State Park; Buchanan Dam; Golf Courses; Packsaddle Mountain; Historic Rail Yard Complex
  • Lampasas: Downtown National Historical District; Pillar Bluff Vineyards; Texas Legato Winery; Keystone Square Museum; Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden; Golf; Mayborn Planetarium & Space Theater
  • Llano: Parks; Golf; Hill Country Wildlife Museum; Llano County Historical Museum; Lantex Theater
  • Menard: Golf; Historic Mission & Fort; Ditch Walk & Historic Buildings; Museum; River Adventures
  • Richland Springs: Rising Star Winery
  • 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:
  • Bend: Colorado Bend State Park
  • Bluffton: Black Rock LCRA Park; Cedar Point Recreation Area
  • Lake Buchanan Area: Canyon Of The Eagles Nature Park; State & LCRA Parks
  • Burnet: Longhorn Cavern State Park; Inks Lake State Park; Inks Lake Dam National Fish Hatchery
  • Fredericksburg: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site & National Museum Of The Pacific War; Enchanted Rock State Natural Area; Lady Bird Municipal Park
  • Junction: South Llano River State Park
  • Kingsland: Inks Lake State Park; Inks Lake Dam National Fish Hatchery; Longhorn Cavern State Park; Nightengale Archaeological Center
  • Llano: Badu City Park, Leonard Grenwelge County Park, Moore Memorial Park, Ray House & Grounds, Robinson City Park
  • Menard: Fort McKavett State Historical Site
  • San Saba: San Saba River Nature Park
Local city parks include:
  • Fort Mason City Park: 325-347-2064; US-87 S. Ball fields, golf course, driving range, RV facilities, tent camping, pavilion, playground, restrooms, showers, laundry facilities
  • Jan: County Livestock Show
  • Mar: Texas Topaz Day Celebration
  • Apr: Chamber Music Festival; Arts Festival; Bluebonnet Country Lanes Drives; Home Tour; Rodeo Pro Bull Riding & Mutton Busting; Loyal Valley Vfd Benefit Rattlesnake Roundup And Festival
  • May: Wildflower Country Lanes Drives; Mother's Day Craft Show; Mason Soiree; Fine Arts Association Art Show and Gala; VFW BBQ Fundraiser
  • Jun: Open Tennis Tournament; Catfish Fry
  • Jul: County Fair & Round-Up Rodeo, Parade Weekend; Arts and Crafts Show
  • Aug: VFW BBQ & Auction Fundraiser
  • Sep: Old Yeller Day
  • Oct: Fall Arts Festival; Over the Hill Tennis Tournament; Starving Artist's Show Mason Topaz
  • Nov: Veteran's Day Ceremony; Wild Game Dinner; Hunters Appreciation; Light Up Our Town Christmas Festivities
  • Dec: Drive Through Luminary; Home Tour
  • Recurring Events:
  • Every Thur-Sun, May-Oct: Eckert Bat Cave: 6p-9p, See details below.
  • Every 3rd Thur: Performing Songwriters Showcase, 6-10p, at Sandstone Cellars Winery, 207 San Antonio St, by donation, supports cancer victims. 512-217-4596
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: MAPS: Local Google; Hill Country Special Maps

HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: "It grew up around Fort Mason, established in 1851, although some settlers were already in the area before that date. One of the first, William S. Gamel, is thought to have arrived around 1846. Peter Birk and Henry Hick were among the first German settlers who moved west from Fredericksburg. Near the site of present Mason is Gamel Spring, where John O. Meusebach is thought to have signed a treaty with Comanche Chief Ketemoczy in 1847. The area was a favorite Indian campsite, and Gamel Spring was later used as a source of water by Fort Mason. Early settlers gathered around the fort, attracted by the opportunities for employment and protection from Indian attacks. Other settlers were soldiers from the fort whose terms of enlistment had expired. A sutler's store and blacksmith shop formed the nucleus of the early town when they were moved from the actual fort on Post Hill to the nearby community of Mason.

Shortly after the fort was occupied, mail service was established from San Antonio to Mason, and then on to the west. Supplies were also shipped from San Antonio by mule wagon. The Fort Mason post office, one of the county's first, was established three miles from the fort in March 1858 by George W. Todd. The name was changed to Mason in June of that year, and the office was eventually moved into the town itself. One of the first stores in Mason was a picket building erected by W. C. Lewis, who sold ammunition, groceries, and whiskey to soldiers and settlers. A second store was opened around 1860 by James E. Ranck, known as the "father of Mason" because of his efforts to develop the town and draw settlers to the area. He and Ben F. Gooch bought 5,000 acres of nearby land to lease to sharecroppers for cotton growing. In March 1861 the fort was surrendered to Confederate authorities, but it remained virtually unmanned during the Civil War, except for local militia and rangers. During the war years settlers suffered severe Indian attacks, and most of the families in the area congregated in or near the fort for protection. Mason was made the county seat by election on May 20, 1861. In 1866 the fort was reoccupied by federal troops, and there was a resurgence of settlers into the area. The federal government built the first telegraph line in the county through Mason to the western forts; the line was made available to the public until 1868, when the fort was permanently abandoned. When the fort was deserted, both during and after the Civil War, nearby residents appropriated equipment and building materials to use in Mason, until eventually almost all traces of the installation had disappeared. An election was held confirming Mason as county seat, on August 26, 1869, and land within the town was donated for county purposes on July 13, 1870, by William and Caroline Lockhart and John and Kate Gamel.

Shortly after the Civil War a stage route and mail line was established through Mason from San Antonio to El Paso. A picket house built by S. F. Lace Bridges served as the earliest hotel. Bridges later built the Mason House, a popular stage stand and hotel for a number of years. During the post-Civil War period, beef was so cheap that cattle were killed for their hides, and the Ranck store became a center of the hide trade. Shortly after, the demand for meat in the eastern and northern markets caused prices to soar, and by the 1870s Mason was the nucleus of a thriving ranch economy.

Early schools were taught by William Poffard at the home of W. C. Lewis, and by Mrs. Lizzie McGuire in the Mason House hotel. James Ranck and John Lemburg built a mill and gin on Comanche Creek sometime before 1870, which burned in 1890. By 1869 the first stone residences were built in Mason; by 1890 nearly all the buildings were of stone. The first county courthouse and a jail were built in 1869. Previously, court proceedings had been held under an old live oak tree near the town well on the northeast corner of the town square. In 1882 the jail was replaced, and again in 1984. The courthouse and all the county records burned on January 21, 1877; a new building was completed by 1878.

Mason County CourthouseThe oldest church in Mason was probably the Lutheran church organized on February 15, 1872, by Rev. H. Huber; shortly thereafter a building was erected that served as church and school. The Baptist church was organized that same year, and within the next decade numerous other churches of various denominations were established. One of the oldest church buildings surviving into the twentieth century was the Catholic church, built in 1876. James Kibbee and W. S. Vickery published the first newspaper, the Item or News-Item, beginning in 1877. V. N. Loring took it over in 1886 and renamed it the Mason News. Eventually it became the Mason County News, which was still being published in the mid-1980s. A drought in 1887 was so severe that the county had to apply for state aid to assist destitute citizens, but the town's economy suffered no permanent decline. The town's first bank was organized by F. W. Henderson; it later became the first National Bank of Mason. Anna Martin became the first woman bank president in Texas when she founded the Commercial Bank in July 1901; this bank was still in operation as of 1977.

In 1900 an entire row of buildings on the north side of the public square burned, including the post office and a number of businesses. This event encouraged the organization, on September 19, 1900, of the first Mason volunteer fire department, which continued into the mid-1980s. The courthouse was replaced in 1909. In December 1902 the first telephone in the county was installed in the county judge's office in the courthouse. Public utilities were slow to develop in Mason, but the first electric light plant was in operation by 1898, providing limited services, and the West Texas Utilities Company began providing electricity in 1925. Periods of drought during the 1940s and 1950s caused public utilities to boom as the town shifted from the use of private wells to a municipal water system.

Mason HistoryIn 1923 Mason was the largest town in Texas without a railroad, despite numerous attempts over the years to get one. After the increase of automobile use and the development of the Puget Sound-to-the-Gulf Highway, the need for a railroad was minimized, and by the 1930s a number of highways ran through the town. On July 5, 1951, the live oak tree that stood in the town square where the old town well had been had to be removed to prevent interference with traffic. By the 1970s the Mason County Airport, located three miles southeast of town, served the community. All of the rural schools in the county were consolidated with the Mason schools in 1946. This and the development of improved farm roads caused much of the population to concentrate in the county seat. In 1945 Mason incorporated, after several previous attempts, partly in order to build and operate its own electrical system. The Mason Memorial Hospital was opened in 1949 and provided medical services to the entire county.

OldYellerFor most of its history Mason has been primarily a ranching community. Because of the great interest in agriculture, the 4-H Club and other agricultural organizations have been a major concern of both town and county. In 1907 the Mason Business Men's Club was organized; it became the Mason Chamber of Commerce on June 1, 1925. The Maverick Club, which became the Junior Chamber of Commerce in December 1935, organized the Mason County Fair Association, which manages the fair park, established in 1938 and located southeast of town on the San Antonio highway. The annual Mason County Fair and Rodeo draws tourists from all over the state. Mason also attracts many hunters, fishermen, and campers in season. Tourist attractions include the Sequist Mansion, built in the late 1880s by E. M. Reynolds and opened to the public in January 1975; the Mason Bat Caves; and the Fort Mason Museum, which consists of the old officers' quarters restored by the Mason County Historical Society and dedicated in July 1976. The Old Grammar School was renamed the Historical Building and has since housed the county library, a museum, and county offices. The historic Gamel Spring nearby was being used to feed the town swimming pool.

Mason has been the largest town in Mason County for most of its history. Since 1900 its population has generally ranged between an estimated 1,200 and 2,000 people; the 1982 population was 2,153. The town is the center of the county for business, education, and social life. In 1990 the population was 2,041. The population grew to 2,134 in 2000."

Frederick Benjamin Gipson was born in 1908 near Mason. He worked for the San Angelo Standard-Times and then the Denver Post. Gipson is probably best known for the story of "Old Yeller" (and "Savage Sam" and other favorites). He is remembered with an historical display and statue at Mason Square Museum. See listings below for details. Article


HISTORICAL MARKERS: See Texas Historical Commission's Historic Sites Atlas: Includes interactive map plus detailed descriptions of historical markers, cemeteries, museums, all searchable by county. See Markers
Seaquist Mansion: see below.

CEMETERIES: See THC Historic Sites Atlas above.
  • Old & New Gooch: E side of town on TX-29
  • Crosby: NW of town on US-87 & Crosby Cemetery Rd
  • See more at: County Cemeteries
AVAILABLE SERVICES: Gas: yes; Convenience Stores: yes; Restaurants: yes; Lodging: yes; Grocery Stores: yes; Banks: yes; Vehicle Repair: yes; Hospital: no; Med Clinic: yes; Post Office: yes; Public Schools: yes; Cemetery: yes

IMAGES OF MASON: Nostalgiaville; Flickr


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


Within the town area, US-87 N is called Ft McKavitt St

The street name is spelled "McKavitt" while the apparent source of the name is actually "McKavett" after whom nearby Ft McKavett was named.)

The Courthouse Square is bounded by US-87 & TX-29 (Ft McKavitt St) on the N (the "Main" street at the Square), San Antonio St on the E, Westmoreland St on the S, and Moody St on the W

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CHEROKEE ROSE: 325-347-4039: 421 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

COUNTRY COLLECTIBLES: 325-347-5249; 320 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856


P. V.'s ANTIQUES: 325-347-5516; Mason, TX 76856. On the Square

RED DOOR ANTIQUES: 325-347-6398; 226 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

UNDERWOOD ANTIQUE MALL: 325-347-5258; 100 N Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook

ARNOLD ART GALLERY: 325-347-6272; 118 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. On The Square. Features local artists

CATHIE TYLER: 325-248-4366; Mason, TX 76856. Artist

FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION OF THE HILL COUNTRY: 325-347-4616; POB 1692, Mason, TX 76856. A 501c3 non-profit organization.

GENE ZESCH: 325-347-5531; Mason, TX 76856. Exhibits at local banks

KYLE MARTIN: Paintings displayed at Sandstone Cellars, see below

MASON ARTISAN GALLERY: 325-347-2965; 117 N Live Oak St, Mason, TX 76856. Features local artists

(THE) MASON GALLERY: 325-347-5225; 108 S Live Oak St, Mason, TX 76856. N side of Square. Features local artists

(THE) PAINTED TREE STUDIO: 325-805-1176; 825 Wren, Mason, TX 76856.

PETERS CREEK STUDIOS: 325-347-6380; Mason, TX 76856.


TONI HURLBUT DESIGNS: 325-347-8267; Moody St, Mason, TX 76856. On W side of Square. Jewelry


DAVID A. YOUNG: 325-347-1040; 124 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

GEISTWEIDT & WHITWORTH: 325-347-6328; 100 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856.

JACK LEE: 325-347-6388; 100 Broad St, Mason, TX 76856.

SHAIN V. H. CHAPMAN: 325-347-6000; 120 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856.


BEATY AUTO REPAIR & SERVICES: 325-347-5759; 501 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

DIPSTICKS TIRE & LUBE: 325-347-6108; 830 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856.

GARY'S REPAIR: 325-347-5694; 121 Crosby Cemetery Rd, Mason, TX 76856

HILL COUNTRY ATV: 623-225-8483; 405 Austin Hwy, Mason, TX 76856

HILL COUNTRY COLLISION REPAIR: 325-347-5767; N Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856

J & K AUTO SERVICES: 325-347-5429; 103 Pontotoc St, Mason, TX 76856

MASON BODY SHOP: 325-347-6885; 210 Camanche St, Mason, TX 76856

PUNCHER TOWING AND RECOVERY: 325-347-7766; 905 Austin St, Mason, TX 76856,

STRIPES: 325-347-5133; 616 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Just NW of Square

WATSON-NAPA AUTO PARTS-PARTS CITY: 325-347-6767; 1111 Ft McKavitt, Mason, TX 76856.

WEBER'S CHEVRON: 325-347-0405; 615 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856


CAPITAL FARM CREDIT: 325-347-6653; 431 Ft McKavitt St (US-87 N), Mason, TX 76856.

(THE) COMMERCIAL BANK: 325-347-6324; 100 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856.

FIRST STATE BAND - CENTRAL TEXAS: 325-347-5347; 215 Westmoreland, Mason, TX 76856.

MASON BANK: 325-347-5911; 111 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856. S side of Square.


BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH: 325-347-6862; 505 Austin St, Mason, TX 76856

CALVARY LIGHTHOUSE ASSEMBLY OF GOD: 325-347-8313; 108 Wren St, Mason, TX 76856

MASON CHURCH OF CHRIST: 325-347-5771; 230 E College Ave, Mason, TX 76856

MASON COMMUNITY CHURCH: 325-347-5417; 516 Robin, Mason, TX 76856. Non-denominational

MASON YOUNG LIFE YOUTH MINISTRY: 214-957-7913; Mason, TX 76856. Facebook

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: 325-347-5219; 325 W College Ave, Mason, TX 76856

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH: 325-347-1044; 103 Willow St, Mason, TX 76856

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 325-347-5105: 224 Broad St, Mason, TX 76856. Methodist

HILDA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 325-347-4238; RR 783, Mason, TX 76856.

MASON COMMUNITY CHURCH: 325-347-5417; 516 N Robin Ave, Mason, TX 76856

MASON GOSPEL CHURCH PARSONAGE: 325-347-5436; 216 Waxwing St, Mason, TX 76856

PRIMERA IGLESIA BAUTISTA: 325-347-5985; Hwy 87 N, Mason, TX 76856

RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH: 325-347-9497: 217 E College Ave, Mason, TX 76856.

SOUTHERN BAPTIST - PRIMERA MASON: 512-347-5219; Mason, TX 76856

SPRING STREET GOSPEL CHURCH: 325-347-6183; Spring St, Mason, TX 76856. Non-denominational Catholic Church

ST JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH: 325-347-6932; 216 Ave B, Mason, TX 76856

ST PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH: 325-347-5582; 102 Magnolia, Mason, TX 76856.

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MASON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: Admin: 325-347-6363; Mason, TX 76856. Facebook

MASON COUNTY EMS: Admin: 325-347-6693; 220 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook

CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies

COMANCHE CREEK GOLF COURSE: 325-347-5798; 566 Fair Grounds Rd, Ft Mason Park, Mason, TX 76856-0397. Public, municipal, 9 holes, 3101 yds, par 36. Located just SW of town just past the RR 1723 intersection, on E side of US-87. Map


MASON, CITY OF: 325-347-6449; 124 Moody, Mason, TX 76856., Facebook
  • Fort Mason City Park: 325-347-6449; On US-87 S of Mason Square with 29 RV hookups, all types of camping. Hiking trail, community building, ball fields.
  • Mason City Pool
  • Richard P Eckert Civic Center
  • Utilities Dept: See section below for Electric, Recycle and Landfill
LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Mason County Government Offices

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

Texas Parks & Wildlife DeptMASON MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA: 325-347-5037; Mason, TX 76856. Web MMWMA was a working exotic game ranch before TPWD acquired it in 1997. Today, 14 species of resident exotics provide excellent opportunities to study the effects of African ungulates on local habitat, and interactions between exotic and native wildlife. Dedicated to research concerning the ecology of the Central Mineral Region, and its application to wildlife management on private lands. Hunting by special permit is allowed. Located 10 mi N of Mason off US-87. Web. Facebook. Also see our Portal Focus Topic page on Hill Country Lakes & Parks

Agrilife Exension Service TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE: Mission is to improve the lives of people, businesses and communities across Texas and beyond through high quality, relevant education. See full Focus Topic Profile at: AgriLife
Local: 325-347-6459; 505 Moody, Mason, TX 76856.
Web:, Email: Texas Department Of Public Safety

TEXAS DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (DPS): 512-424-2000; 5805 N Lamar, Austin, TX 78752. Responsible for statewide law enforcement, vehicle regulation, driver's licenses.
Local: 325-347-6937; 201 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856-0391

Texas Dept of Transportation- TXDOT TEXAS DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION (TXDOT): 512-463-8588; 125 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701. Email: Provides for a safe, reliable, and integrated transportation system that enables the movement of people and goods. Responsible for the design, location, construction, and maintenance of area roadways and aviation.
Local: 325-347-6447; 2424 TX-29 E, Mason, TX 76856

TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT: 512-288-0895; Texas Parks & Wildlife DeptSee Parks. Provides technical assistance to landowners in all aspects of native wildlife and habitat management, including game, non-game, and endangered species. Experts available to assist in the preparation of detailed wildlife management plans. Operates state parks. Game warden. Counties served: Mason
Game Warden: Brown, Randall S: 325-203-7688

Local post office: 325-347-5442; 704 Wren St, Mason, TX 76856-9998


COMMUNITY SERVICE & SUPPLY INC: 325-347-5359; 1408 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

COWPUNCHER SERVICES: 325-347-5262; Mason, TX 76856

DAYTON AIR SOLUTIONS: 325-347-4025; 146 Meyers St, Mason, TX 76856

DAVID LANGEHENNING CONSTRUCTION: 325-347-2882; 2555 RR 1723, Mason, TX 76856


FREDONIA PEANUT COMPANY & HILL COUNTRY GRAINS: 800-429-7688; 325-429-6211; FM 1222 & RR-386, Fredonia, TX 76842. 1/4 mi S on US 71 between Llano and Brady on RR-386; 15 mi N of Mason on RR-386 & 1222.

HAYMAKERS: Del Roy Reichenau, Gene Geistweidt, 325-347-5608, 325-347-6236; Mason, TX 76856.

HILL COUNTRY FORCED INDUCTION: 2230 Rockhead Rd, Mason, TX 76856.

LAKE COUNTRY CONSTRUCTION: 830-693-7777; Mason, TX 76856

LAUREN CONCRETE: 830-201 4800; 1451 Landfill Rd, Mason, TX 76856.

MASON BUILDING SUPPLY & RENTAL: 325-347-5899; 108 S Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856. 1 bk S of Square

MASON COUNTY GARAGE DOOR SERVICE: 325-248-7019; Mason, TX 76856

MASON COUNTY HOMES: 325-347-7650; Mason, TX 76856

MASON FEED STORE: 325-347-6381; 130 Austin, TX-29, Mason, TX 76856. 1 bk E of Square

MASON GREENSTAR INC: 325-347-0375; 1451 Landfill Rd, Mason, TX 76856.

ROOFTECH SOLUTIONS: 830-265-9171; 1522 Streeter Ln, Mason, TX 76856.

SMITH STEEL: 325-429-6444; Fredonia, TX 76842.

SUPERIOR POOL SERVICES: 325-347-2349; Mason, TX 76856

WALTON CONSTRUCTION: 325-347-5985; 909 Austin St, Mason, TX 76856. Excavation

VIRDELL DRILLING: 325-247-4249; Mason, TX 76856.

3LW MANAGEMENT: 325-948-2174; 805 Austin St, Mason, TX 76856. General contractor


See full list of leases for this town at: Hunting & Fishing.


A VISION TAXIDERMY: 325-347-6783; 237 San Antonio Hwy, Mason, TX 76856. On US-87 S of Square.


BLUE THORN FENCE COMPANY: 325-347-9667; 417 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Ranch & deer fencing.


HUNTER GEISTWEIDT: 325-347-2843; Mason, TX 76856. Year-round deer feeder filling service.

(THE) WILDLIFE RANCH HUNTING & SUPPLY STORE: 325-347-8808; 5400 TX-29 W, Mason, TX 76856. At intersection of US-87, TX-29, and US-377 just N of town. Includes wildlife museum with one of the largest collections of native and exotic game mounts in the Texas Hill Country. Corn, timers & feeders, game calls, cammo clothing, gifts, hunting & fishing licenses, and more.


CITIZENS/HEMPHILL INSURANCE: 325-347-6440; 205 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856

FARMERS INSURANCE: 325-347-5927; 411 Ft McKavitt St, Ste A, Mason, TX 76856. TFB



Also see our Portal Focus Topic page on Tubing & Kayaking at: hillcountrytubingpaddling.html

BLUE MOUNTAIN PEAK RANCH: 325-347-7144; 3699 Blue Mountain Ln, Mason, TX 76856. Privately owned ranches available to the public, located 17 miles SW of Mason off RR-1871. Offers: camping, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, hunting. Guided kayak trips on the Llano River.



LLANO RIVER REGION ADVENTURES: 512-496-2020; 531 El Paso St, Mason, TX 76856. Outfitter (kayaks, canoes), rental, guide service, shuttle service


A STORYBOOK COTTAGE: 325-347-0809; 511 W Rainey St, Mason, TX 76856

APPLE COTTAGE BED & BREAKFAST: 325-347-1885; 517 Austin St, Mason, TX 76856.

BAHAFFER GUEST HOUSE: 325-347-5866; 425 Live Oak St, Mason, TX 76856

BICKENBACH GUEST HAUS: 325-347-9605; 421 Fuchsia, Mason, TX 76856

(THE) BIRDHOUSE: 325-347-6646; 1424-B Lincoln St, Mason, TX 76856

(THE) BRIDGE'S HOUSE B&B: 325-347-5151; Corner of Broad & Olmos, Mason, TX 76856

CABIN AT SAN SABA OAKS B&B & RETREAT: 325-239-5550; 15 mi N of Mason in Voca on San Saba River.

CABIN ON COMANCHE CREEK: 325-347-5733; US-87, Mason, TX 76856. 5 mi N of town



CASA GUADALUPE GUESTHAUS: 325-347-7829; Mason, TX 76856. Contact "1st Choice" reservation service below

CLIFF HOUSE ON THE LLANO: 325-265-4422; Mason, TX 76856. 8 mi outside town


(THE) COVERED WAGON B&B: 325-805-1176; 825 Wren St, Mason, TX 76856. Guest House.

DAS ALTE HAUS: 325-347-5719; Mason, TX 78856. 4 miles NE of Mason on Old Pontotoc Rd

DAS KLEINE HAUS: 325-347-5868; 191 Henrich Ln, Mason, TX 76856. 1.5 mi E on TX-29

FORT MASON OUTPOST GUEST HOUSE: 325-347-6021; 304 Pecan St, Mason, TX 76856

FORT MCKAVITT INN: 325-347-5750; 1010 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Motel

FUNKY TOPAZ B & B: 512-476-9706; 215 E Rainey St, Mason, TX 76856.

GAMEL GUEST HOUSE: 325-347-5531; 224 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856. Contact "1st Choice" reservation service below

(THE) HASSE HOUSE: 325-347-7829; TX-29 E, Art, TX. 7 mi E of Mason. Contact "1st Choice" reservation service below

HEART OF THE HEART GUEST LODGE: 325-429-6222; Mason, TX 76856. 15 mi NE of town

HILL COUNTRY GETAWAYS: 325-805-0111; 905 W Rainey St, Mason, TX 76856. Reservation service

HILL COUNTRY INN: 325-347-6317; 454 Ft McKavitt St, US-87 N, Mason, TX 76856. Motel

HOERSTER HOUSE: 325-347-7829; 411 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856. Contact "A List" reservation service below

JJ's ROCKIN' RETREAT: 325-456-3860; POB 382, Mason, TX 76856. Located in Hext, E of Menard, NW of Mason

KEYSER'S COUNTRY CABIN: 830-992-9737; 371 Schattenbaum Rd, Loyal Valley, TX. 20 Miles SW of Mason off US-87.

KOTHMANN CREEK INN: 325-347-5220; US-87, Mason, TX. Contact "1st Choice" reservation service below. 15 mi S of Mason, US-87.

KOZY KOTTAGE: 325-347-2968; 714 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856

(THE) KRUSE HOME: 325-347-5342; Mason, TX 76856

LINDSAY RANCH GUEST HOUSES: 325-347-5733; 460 Lindsay Ranch Rd, Mason, TX 76856.


LLANO RIVER BED & BREAKFAST: 325-347-3470; US-87, Mason, TX 76856. 12 SE of town

(HOMER) MARTIN GUEST RANCH: 325-347-6582; 10022 Simonsville Rd, Mason, TX 76856. 11 mi S of town

MASON SQUARE HOTEL: 208-220-2135; 122 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. N side of Square.


MILL CREEK RANCH: 325-656-5132. 12 mi SW of Mason on RR-1871

MISS ALMA'S B&B: 325-347-8288; 505 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856

MISSY’S PLACE GUESTHOUSE: Mason, TX 76856. Contact "1st Choice" reservations service below


OMA's & OPA's HAUS: Closed


POST HILL HOUSE & CASITAS: Mason, TX 76856. Contact "1st Choice" reservation service, above


RAYE CARRINGTON ON THE LLANO: 325-347-3474; 8603 Lower Willow Creek Rd, Mason, TX 76856.

RED DOOR BED & BREAKFAST: 325-347-6398; Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856,

SELAH SPRINGS RANCH: 325-597-2602; US-87, Mason, TX 76856. 20 mi N of town

SHATZIE RANCH B&B: 888-991-6749; 20 mi N of Mason

SMITH I BAR RANCH: 915-265-4272; Mason, TX 76856

SPRINGS AT COLD CREEK: 325-251-6611; 25 Miles N of Mason (NE of Pontotoc) off RR 501.

(THE) STAGECOACH STOP: 512-757-3641; 405 Magnolia, Mason, TX 76856. Contact "1st Choice" reservations service below

(THE) STRAND HAUS: 325-347-2715; 810 S Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856

TEN MILE SCHOOLHOUSE: 325-805-1212; 13 mi W of town. Contact "A List" reservation service, above

(THE) TOWNHOUSE: 325-347-5733; 716 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856.

TRES LUNAS RESORT: 325-347-7758; 4887 Bucks Run Rd, Loyal Valley, TX 76856. 20 mi SE of Mason

WILLOW CREEK RANCH: 325-347-6781; Mason, TX 76856. 14 mi S of Mason

ZESCH RIVER CABIN: 325-347-5531; Mason, TX 76856. 10 mi SW of Mason on James & Llano Rivers. Contact "1st Choice" reservation service below.

1ST CHOICE B&B RESERVATIONS: 325-347-7829; Mason, TX 76856.

Note: Check RV Parks below for availability of cabins, guest houses and other accommodations.


COUNTRY HOME HEALTH: 325-347-9600; 204 College St, Mason, TX 76856.

FRONTERA HEALTHCARE NETWORK: 325-347-5926; 216 E College, Mason, TX 76856 Affordable Health Care Act Application Assistance

GLENN A RUTHVEN, DDS: 325-347-1800; 217 N Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856

HOME HEALTH SERVICES: 325-347-5145; 717 Rainey, Mason, TX 76856.

MASON CONVALESCENT CARE CEBTER: 866-378-6022; E College Ave, Mason, TX 76856. Nursing home and rehabilitation center

MASON HEALTH AND WELLNESS CEBTER: 325-294-4700; 626 N Ave F, Mason, TX 76856.

SCRIPT SHOPPE PHARMACY: 325-347-6248; 211 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856. Just SW of Square


ANGELA K SMITH CPA: 325-347-6600; 111 Gooch Ave, Mason, TX 76856.

AWE SHOOT PHOTOGRAPHY: 325-347-8230; Mason, TX 76856.

BAR M RANCH SERVICES: 830-203-1611; 5309 Old Junction Rd, Mason, TX 76856.

BEATY'S EMBROIDERY: 325-347-5759; 501 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856.

BLUE MOUNTAIN PEAK RANCH: 325-347-7144; 3699 Blue Mountain LN, Mason, TX 76856. Recreation, nature ranch

BRAD GLASS: 325-347-7123; 1424 Lincoln St, Mason, TX 76856. Computer support

C A CATTLE CO LTD: 325-265-4436; 658 Paloma Rd, Mason, TX 76856.

CROSS TEXAS LAND SERVICES: 877-347-6883; 111 Austin St, Mason, TX 76856. Land surveyors

DR PEPPER 7-UP BOTTLING CO & MASON BOTTLING CO: 325-347-5150; 210 Ave A, Mason, TX 76856

ERNA FRAC SAND: 325-265-4400; 224 Evans Ln, Mason, TX 76856.

EXISTENTIAL INTERVENTIONS: 325-320-5251; 220 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

FIRST MASON TITLE COMPANY: 325-347-6388; 100 Broad St, Mason, TX 76856

GALLAGHER SHOW GOATS: 325-347-2482; 506 Ranch Hand Rd, Mason, TX 76856.

GIGI'S: 325-347-0407; 1007 Ft McKavitt, Mason, TX 76856. N of the Square. Groceries

HAIR CARE EXTRAORDINAIRE: 325-347-5843; 802 Post Oak, Mason, TX 76856

HAVERLAH RANCHES: 325-248-3505; 15378 Premier Ranch Rd, Mason, TX 76856. Raises fine Registered Angus cattle

HILL COUNTRY DJ SERVICE: 325-347-7006; Mason, TX 76856. Facebook

HILL COUNTRY IT SERVICES: 325-347-4577; Mason, TX 76856.

JERIALICE & ENCHANTED ROCK: 325-455-0770; 2222 Sunny Ln, Mason, TX 76856. Music performer of original music, bluegrass, blues, rock, country. Music producer and engineer. Band leader. Jerialice.

JORDAN CATTLE AUCTION: 325-347-6361; 204 Gooch St, Mason, TX 76856.

KHLB 102.5 FM: 325-347-1025; Mason, TX 76856. Munbilla Broadcasting Properties, Ltd. Country

KOTY 95.7 FM: Mason, TX 76856. Bryan A. King Oldies

KYRT 97.7 FM: Mason, TX 76856. Munbilla Broadcasting Properties, Ltd.

KZZM 101.7 FM: Mason, TX 76856. Munbilla Broadcasting Properties, Ltd

KATEMCY ROCKS: 325-347-6333; 4869 TX-29 W, Mason, TX 76856. 6 mi W of town in Katemcy. Recreation, granite climbing, 4-wheeling

KLASSIC KUTS & KURLS: 325-347-9671; 714 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856

HILL COUNTRY KNOCKERBALL: 830-955-6300; Mason, TX 76856.

LEATHERWOOD MEMORIAL CHAPELS: 325-347-0714; 1101 TX-29 E, Mason, TX 76856.

LITTLE PUNCHER'S CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER: 325-347-5565; 708 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856

LONE STAR LAUNDRY: 325-347-5415; US-87, Mason, TX 76856. ½ block N of Square

LONE STAR STORAGE: 325-347-4226; 504 N Ave F, Mason, TX 76856

LOWE'S MARKET/SUPER S FOODS STORE: 325-347-5906; 824 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856.

MANE ATTRACTION: 325-347-5654; 1216 Ritter St, Mason, TX 76856. Hair salon

MASON COUNTY FEEDERS: 325-347-6378; 3356 Old Junction Rd, Mason, TX 76856. Cattle feed yard

MASON COUNTY NEWS: 325-347-5757; 112 S Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856. Weekly print publication

MASON COUNTY SOB HONEY: 713-598-1505; Mason, TX 76856. Facebook. Local bee honey available for sale at Lone Star Sorage. 100% local & unfiltered.

MASON COUNTY TITLE CO: 325-347-6328; 100 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856

MASON FUNERAL HOME: 325-347-5506; 204 Post Oak St, Mason, TX 76856.

MASON MONOGRAMS & MORE: 325-347-8434; 528 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook

MCMILLAN LAND SURVEYING: 325-347-7260; 831 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Land surveying and mapping

MIKE INNIS: 325-347-1020; Mason, TX 76856. Freelance photojournalist

MKM TOTAL CARE: 325-347-6346; 203 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856

NUWAY GROCERY: 325-347-5713; 405 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

THE POWER BARN: 325-347-7632; 839 S Carter S, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook. Gym/physical fitness center

PRO-GREEN GROWING SOLUTIONS: 325-347-7524; Mason, TX 76856

RANDY LEHMBERG RANCH-LEHMBERG SHOW STEERS: 325-347-5489; 18582 RR-1871, Mason, TX 76856

RC MANAGEMENT SERVICES: 325-347-7158; Mason, TX 76856

RDI: 325-347-0005; 4102 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Oil and Gas field machinery


ROSS LAND SURVEYING: 325-347-9595; 240 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

SALLY MARTIN - PANACEA: 512-810-2496; 126 Ft McKavitt, Mason, TX 76856.

SCHMIDT HEREFORD RANCH: 325-258-4454; 12310 SR Ranch Rd, Mason, TX 76856. Cattle, hunting

SONLIGHT APPLE ORCHARD: 325-347-1808; TX-29 E, Mason, TX 76856.

SQUARE HEAD BARBER SHOP: ; 929 Ft McKavitt, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook

STEADY STEPS CHILDREN'S WEEKDAY MINISTRY: 325-347-0043; 224 Broad St, Mason, TX 76856

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY LAMB COMPANY: 512-633-8885; Mason, TX 76856.

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS: 325-653-2321 X 1226; Mason, TX 76856.

WORRELL ENTERPRISES: 210-240-2391; 7141 US-87 N, Mason, TX 76856. Angus and Hereford breeders

Ft Mason Outpost FORT MASON: 325-347-5758; 204 W Spruce St, Mason, TX 76856. Located on top of "Post Hill", just blocks from the Courthouse Square. Established in 1851 as part of a line of army forts from the Rio Grande to the Red River to open new areas and provide protection for settlers. A training ground for generals. Was Robert E. Lee's last command post in US Army. During the Civil War, the Confederacy controlled the fort, but it remained virtually unmanned. Families often sought shelter and protection within its walls during frequent Indian raids. Visitors can explore the reproduced officers' quarters that includes 3 rooms furnished as in 1861 and a display room full of interesting history on the Fort. Self-guided, open 24/7, free. Included in the Texas Forts Trail. Map. Web1; Web2; Web3

MASON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 325-347-0507; Brings history alive with displays from prehistoric times to current ranching and banking. View period events: Mason County War, establishment of Fort Mason (a training ground for generals), and finding largest topaz in North America. Learn about Robert E Lee's command, John Meusebach's treaty with the indians, Fred Gipson, author of "Ole Yeller" and Johnny Ringo's part in the Mason County War, listed as one of the top ten feuds in Texas. Gift Shop includes sale of surplus memorabilia. Free admission, non-profit organization, donations appreciated.
Two locations: Mason County Memorial Museum: 210 Bryan (NE corner of Moody & Bryan), Mason, TX 76856. Located 2 blocks S of Courthouse, contains the bulk of the Museum's collection. Museum on the Square: 130 Ft McKavitt St (N side of square). A newer and more compact version of the main Museum, but with unique exhibits. Email:

Note: Also see historic Fort Mason and the Seaquist Mansion below.


American Legion
AMERICAN LEGION: A congressionally chartered mutual-aid organization of military veterans founded to benefit those veterans who served during a wartime.
Local Legion Post #285: 325-347-9016; 237 Post Hill St, Mason, TX 76856

Boy ScoutsBOY SCOUTS: A non-profit organization that provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
Local Boy Scout Troop: 590, 325-347-5390

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA): Texas CASA. A non-profit organization with adult volunteersCASA willing to stand up for an abused or neglected child. A CASA volunteer is appointed by a judge to provide factual information to the court on behalf of a child caught in a difficult legal process. A CASA speaks on behalf of the child’s best interest.
Local: Bluebonnet CASA, 325-347-6474; 205 N Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856., Facebook. Counties served: Edwards, Kimble, Mason, McCulloch, Menard

ECKERT JAMES RIVER BAT CAVE PRESERVE: 325-347-5970. Open May-Oct, Thur-Sun, 6-9p, Visit one of the largest Mexican free-tailed bat colonies known. 17 mi SW of Mason. See full details at: Bats & Caves

FORT MASON GOLF ASSOCIATION: POB 397, Mason, TX, 76856-0397. Contact: James Toeppich

GARDEN CLUB: Contact Patti Grote, 972-347-5446

Girl ScoutsGIRL SCOUTS: A non-profit organization that provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
Local: Girl Scout Troop, 325-347-6824

Habitat For Humanity HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds a decent place to live with people in need regardless of race or religion. Welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.
Local: Mason County, 325-347-9591; POB 945, Mason, TX 76856. Committed To Building One House Every Year Since 2002! Facebook

HILL COUNTRY COMMUNITY ACTION ASSOCIATION: 325-347-6242; 9505 Moody, Mason, TX 76856. Dedicated to providing opportunities and resources to improve the lives of Central Texans. Promote the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of families and individuals in our service area to achieve economic self-sufficiency and maintain personal independence. Serves counties of: San Saba, Mills, Llano, Mason, Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas and Milam

Lions LIONS CLUB: A volunteer-based, non-profit, community service organization that aggressively works to donate back to the community to support local, regional, national and international needs. Mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
Local: Noon Club: 325-347-5966; Rob Hofmann, meets Tue noon at Nacho's Cafe, 621 Ft McKavitt


MASON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 325-347-5758; Fax: 325-347-5259; POB 156, 108 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856.

MASON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 325-347-1207; Mason, TX 76856. Facebook
Note: See county Historical Commission

Friends of the Library: 325-347-5446

MASON COUNTY REPUBLICAN CLUB: 325-347-9447 Republican Party


MASON LITTLE LEAGUE: Mason, TX 76856. Facebook. Mason Youth Baseball: 325-347-7193. Mason Youth Soccer: 325-347-0735

MASON OPRY: 325-597-2119; Mason, TX 76856. See schedule at

MASON RODEO ASSOCIATION: 325-347-6000; Mason, TX 76856. Shain Chapman

MASON YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION: 325-347-7542; Mason, TX 76856. Facebook. Located off RM-1723 and Hubs Road. A non-profit soccer organization for kids 4-17. Season runs from Sep-Novr with games on Sat afternoons.

Masons MASONIC LODGE: Web. A fraternal organization that promotes Freemasonry, which includes charitable work within a local or wider community, moral uprightness, and friendship.
Local: Masonic Lodge, 325-347-5683; 204 Spring St. Mason, TX 76856-1306. Chartered June 15, 1864. Meets: 3rd Tue, 7:30p

Protecting Nature. Preserving Life. (THE) NATURE CONSERVANCY: 800-628-6860; The leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
Local: 325-347-5970; 2780 TX-29, Mason, TX 76856

ODEON THEATER: 325-347-9010; 122 S Moody, Mason, TX 76856. On The Square, downtown. Live musical entertainment from well-known performers. First-run movies in the new digital format. Built in 1928 and is West Texas' longest running theater. The movie "Old Yeller", written by Mason native Fred Gipson, premiered here in 1957. See schedule at
Odeon Preservation Association: 325-347-5911

OPERATION ORPHANS: 325-347-6745; POB 535, Mason, TX 76856. A 501c3 non-profit that provides hunting weekends for boys and girls from child care and foster homes.

Red Hatters
RED HATTERS: A global society of women that supports and encourages women in their pursuit of fun, friendship, freedom, fulfillment and fitness.
Local Red Hatters: 325-347-1419

RIATA CLUB: 325-347-5789; A non-profit service organization. Sequist Mansion

400 Broad St, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook. Built of sandstone, this 22-room, 15 fireplace house is elaborately detailed with carved limestone.
Built in the late 1880s by E. M. Reynolds. Historical marker.
Admission fees. Tours: Mar-Dec, 1st Sat, 10a-4p
Seaquist House Foundation: 501c3 non-profit. Goal is to preserve and restore this architectural Victorian masterpiece to its former glory and encourage tourism to the area. Volunteers and donations of funds and materials welcome.

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY HERITAGE ASSOCIATION: 325-347-6683; POB 941, Mason, TX 76856. Supports the social welfare and economic well-being of Mason County and the surrounding Texas Hill Country by protecting private property rights and the environment through research, education, publications and programs; to identify pertinent community issues; inform the public and motivate citizens to respond; and to encourage and enhance the role of local governments.

VFW VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW): A congressionally chartered organization that works on behalf of American veterans by lobbying Congress for better veterans' health care and benefits; and maintains a nationwide organization of employees and volunteers to assist veterans with their VA disability claims; and donates millions of dollars and hours for community service.
Local VFW Post: #8554, Melvin Eckert Post, 325-265-4226; 236 Post Hill, Mason, TX 76856., Facebook. Meets 2nd Mon 6:30p

Note: Churches, museums, schools and some other non-profits are listed on this page in their own separate category.

Note: For county-wide non-profits, public service & social service organizations, see: Mason County

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

BUDDY’S ANIMAL RESCUE: 325-970-0822; Mason, TX 76856. Mission is to care for and protect adoptable, homeless pets, to ensure their health and socialization and prepare each pet for its future home. They accept adoptable animals from shelters; they do not accept owner-surrendered or abandoned pets. They rescue pets as their last chance before euthanasia in order to place them with a temporary foster until a permanent adopter can be found.,

CITY OF MASON ANIMAL CONTROL: 325-347-6449; 124 Moody, Mason, TX 76856. City Department Website. Shelter facility is small. Adoptions available. Pets must be seen by appointment. We are not a NO KILL shelter so time is important, we try and save as many as we can.

OLE' YELLOW ANIMAL RESCUE: 325-347-2187; 717 E Rainey St, Mason, TX 76856. Non-Profit, no-kill organization. Just off US-87 towards Fredericksburg

REIGNING CAT'S & DOGS: 325-347-1700; 120 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856. Pet supplies, boarding, grooming, obedience

SECOND CHANCE - MASON ANIMAL RESCUE: 325-347-6929; Mason, TX 76856., Facebook. Mission is to advocate for the humane treatment of animals and stray animal control, facilitate a spay and neuter program, prevent abandonment of animals, and provide education in animal care, behavior and humane treatment of animals. Dog and cat adoptions.

SUNNY STAR KENNELS: 325-347-5000; 506 E Pontotoc St, Mason, TX 76856. . Facebook. Boarding, grooming, sitting

Note: See separate listing sections for horses, riding, equestrian, and other care.

BUTLER COMMERCIAL REALTY: 325-347-5966; Mason, TX 76856.



FORT MASON REAL ESTATE: 325-347-6272; 118 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856.




JOE DAVID YATES & ASSOC: 512-809-8753; 510 Ft McKavitt Rd, Mason, TX 76856.

KELLER WILLIAMS: 325-347-7757; Mason, TX 76856.

LANDTX: 325-294-4616; Mason, TX 76856.

LEE MCMILLAN REAL ESTATE: 325-347-6683; 831 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856.

LEHMBERG REALTY: 325-347-5360; 1408 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856.

LITTLE REAL ESTATE: 325-347-5800; 404B Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856



MASON COUNTY HOMES: 325-265-4456; Mason, TX 76856

MIKE DAIL REAL ESTATE: 325-347-0038; 837 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856.

NINE BAR LAND & CATTLE: 325-347-8020; 705 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856.


RENEE WALKER REAL ESTATE: 325-347-8511; 242 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. On The Square

SHIRLEY'S (JAY MAY REAL ESTATE): 325-347-5870; TX-29 E, Mason, TX 76856


TEXAS HOME-LAND REALTY: 325-347-0100; 237 US-87 S, Mason, TX 76856





COOPER'S PIT BBQ: 325-347-6897; 502 San Antonio St, US-87 S, Mason, TX 76856. Just S of town

DAIRY QUEEN: 325-347-5905; US-87 N, Mason, TX 76856

DEADWOOD BARBECUE: 325-805-1007; 1005 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856




GRUNTS: 325-294-4114; 114 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. On the Square. Ice cream

KELLER'S STORE: 210-323-9519; On The Square, Mason, TX 76856. Guns, CHL Classes, Deli

LEA LOU CO-OP: 325-347-1234; 124 N Live Oak St, Mason, TX 76856. Restaurant, bar, live entertainment, dancing

(THE) LINE SHACK: 325-347-9000; 805 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856.

MASON BURGER: 325-347-6140; 205 San Antonio St, US-87, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook

MASON'S KOOLER: 325-294-4477; 936 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook

MI PUEBLO MEXICAN FOOD: 325-347-5808; 817 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. BYOB

NACHO'S CAFE: 325-347-6757; 621 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

NORTHSIDE CAFE: 325-347-5002; 510 Broad St, Mason, TX 78656.


PK'S GRILL and GRUB: 325-294-4800; 805 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook

RICO'S RESTAURANT: 325-347-5487; 510 Broad St, Mason, TX 76856. Mexican and American

SANTOS TAQUERIA: Closed. See Mason Burger above.

SHORT STOP/PIZZA PRO: 325-347-6648; 425 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Groceries. Just NW of Square

SISTERS CATERING: 325-347-5636; Mason, TX 76856

SUBWAY SANDWICHES: 325-347-5133; 616 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. At Stripes

(THE) SQUARE PLATE: 325-347-1911; 212 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856.


TEXAS DEADWOOD BBQ: 325-805-1007; 1005 Ft McKavitt, US-87, Mason, TX 76856. N of Square

TOPAZ CONFECTIONS: 325-347-7055; 106 S Live Oak St, Mason, TX 76856.

TRES CAMINOS: 1204 Koocksville Rd, Mason, TX 76856

WILLOW CREEK CAFE: 325-347-6124; 106 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. On the Square. Restaurant, bar, live entertainment, catering

WILLOW CREEK CLUB: Located at above cafe. Full bar.




BENJIE'S BOOK & GIFT STORE: 325-347-6232; 208 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook. N side of Square

(THE) CAT'S MEOW: Closed

CAROLYN COPELAND DESIGNS: 325-347-7422; 404 Lemburg, Mason, TX 76856

CHICA CHULA BOUTIQUE: 325-294-7408; 100 Fort McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856.

DOLLAR GENERAL: 325-347-5963; 901 Carter St (off US-87 N), Mason, TX 76856.


(THE) GREEN HOUSE: 325-347-6040; 605 San Antonio, Mason, TX 76856. Natural health and nursery store. US-87, 4 mi S of Square

HILL COUNTRY TROPHIES: 325-347-8444; 424 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856


HINCKLEY'S COUNTRY STORE: Moved and renamed to Mason Hometown Variety Store



J CROSS J: Closed

KELLER'S STORE: 210-323-9519; On The Square, Mason, TX 76856. Guns, CHL Classes, Deli


LILACS N' CALICO & CO: 325-294-4440; 112 S LiveOak, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook

MARKET SQUARE: 325-347-5516; 114 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856. W side of Square

(THE) MASON BOUTIQUE: 512-784-1189; 246 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856.

MASON COMMUNITY THRIFT STORE: 325-347-6551; 206 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856. Located SW corner of Square. Hrs: Mon-Fri 9a-4p, Sat 10a-4p. Non-profit, all proceeds benefit non-profit projects in the Mason community.

MASON COUNTY CRAFTSMEN: 325-294-4488; 126 Fort McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Furniture store

MASON HOMETOWN VARIETY: 325-347-6824; 226 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook. NW corner of downtown Square

MASON RESALE BARN & MORE: 325-347-7142; 336 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856.


(THE) MIX: 512-571-6586; 1019 Ft McKavitt, Mason, TX 76856

NUWAY GROCERY: 325-347-5731; 317 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

OLD PEANUT MILL POTTERY & MORE: 325-347-9640; 1100 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

(THE) PETAL PATCH: 325-347-5333; 108 S Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856. Florist, inside Mason Bldg Supply, 1 bk SW of Square


RANCHLAND WESTERN WEAR: 325-347-6313; 218 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. N side of Square

(THE) SHOOTING STAR: 325-347-5301; 220 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Jewelry

SHORT STOP CONVENIENCE STORE: 325-347-6648; 425 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

SOUTHERN BRITCHES: 918-623-7077; 201 W Moreland, Mason, TX 76856

(THE) THING IS BOUTIQUE: 325-347-0230; 244 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856.

VINTAGE VIBE: 325-347-7150; 317 San Antonio Hwy, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook

WILD FLOWERS: 325-347-5747; 855 San Antonio Hwy, Mason, TX 76856. Florists. Just off the Square

DOS RIOS RV PARK: 325-347-1713; 8221 RR 2389, 4500 Dos Rios Trail, Mason, TX 76856. Located at the confluence of the Llano and James Rivers, 8 mi S of town on Llano River, 20 spaces

FORT MASON CITY PARK: 325-347-2064; US-87, Mason, TX 76856. S of Mason Square. 29 full RV hookups, all types of camping. Camping spots available under shady pecan trees on the edge of golf course. Ball fields, golf course, driving range, tent camping, pavilion, playground, restrooms, showers, laundry facilities.

HILL COUNTRY INN: 325-347-6317; 454 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Motel. Two blocks N of Square. 8 full RV hook-ups, WiFi, cable, laundry facility and outdoor pool.

LAZY H RANCH RETREAT: 325-347-6147; 19 miles SW of Mason on FM 1871. 20 spaces

LLANO RIVER RV PARK: Closed. 866-640-9696; 37 Keller Levino Rd, Mason, TX 76856. 13 mi S of town on US-87 at the Llano River bridge. 46 RV sites with full hookups, community center with showers, tent sites, laundry room.


325-347-5121; 846 W Rainey St, Mason, TX 76856. Mascot: "Punchers" and "Cowgirls". UIL: Conf 2A
  • MASON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: 325-347-1144; 911 W College Ave, Mason, TX 76856
  • MASON HIGH SCHOOL: 325-347-1122; 1105 W College Ave, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook
  • MASON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: 325-347-1122; 911 W College Ave, Mason, TX 76856
  • ISS BUILDING: E Rainey St, Mason, TX 76856
GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: 325-347-5417; 516 N Robin Ave, Mason, TX 76856.

MASON HEAD START: 325-347-5852; 801 College, Mason, TX 76856

MONTESSORI PRE SCHOOL PRECIOUS: 325-347-6025; 337 San Antonio St, Mason 76856

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BRADY COMMUNICATIONS, LLC: 325-597-9434; 1601 S Bridge St, Brady, TX 76825. Computers, Internet & TV
CENTRAL TEXAS ELECTRICAL CO-OP (CTEC): HQ: 830-997-2126; 800-900-2832; 386 Friendship Ln, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Electrical service; Excede satellite internet service.
Local: 325-347-6314; 1881 TX-29 E, POB 796, Mason, TX 76856-0796

CITY OF MASON: 325-347-6449; 124 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856.
  • Water & Wastewater Dept: 325-347-2245
  • Electric Dept: 325-347-2247
  • Recycle Dept: 325-347-5710
GREENWAY RECYCLING, LLC: 325-218-2856; Mason, TX 76856. Facebook. Residential recycling pickup service.
HILL COUNTRY TELEPHONE CO-OP (HCTC): Ingram HQ: 800-292-5457; 220 Carolyn, Ingram, TX 78025. Land lines, phone systems, internet, security systems.
Local office: 325-347-8877; 100 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS: Depending on specific location (downtown, rural, elevation, obstacles, etc), the following companies provide local internet access: Brady Communications, Hill Country Telephone Co-op, West Central Wireless; data connections from cell phone service providers; and two satellite services (Hughes; CTEC). Full details (website, phone, description) on each ISP are available at our Portal focus page on Utility & Telecom Service Providers

KELLER ELECTRIC, INC: 325-248-1533; 920 Ischar, Mason, TX 76856.

MASON GAS COMPANY: 325-347-6333; 1004 San Antonio Hwy, Mason, TX 76856., Facebook. Propane, gas plumbing, cellular phones, internet, trailer sales and UPS services.

PERRY'S GARBAGE SERVICE: 325-239-5466; POB 1682, Mason, TX 76856

WEST CENTRAL WIRELESS: 800-695-9016; Wireless internet & cell phone service.
Local service office: 325-347-6333; 1004 San Antonio Hwy, Mason, TX 76856


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

ALAMO RESORT AND DANCEHALL: 325-597-2602; 11841 CR-1871, Mason, TX 76856. Lodging and event venue

COMPASS ROSE CELLARS: 512-965-2878; 113 Austin St, Mason, TX 76856.

FLY GAP WINERY: 512-900-4359; 2851 Hickory Grove Rd, Mason, TX 76856. Tours by appointment only.

MURPHY CREEK CELLARS: 325-347-1010; 120 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Tasting room

ROBERT CLAY VINEYARDS: Mason, TX 76856. Produces grapes for area wineries.

SANDSTONE CELLARS WINERY & MASON COUNTY VINEYARDS: 325-347-9463; 211 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856. Boutique winery and wine bar just off the town square in Mason. Tasting room.


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