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MASON COUNTY, Texas

"Gem of the Hill Country"

County Seat: MasonEst: 1858
County Borders: N: McCulloch; NE: San Saba; E: Llano; S: Gillespie; SW: Kimble; W: Menard
Population (2015): 4,032Businesses (2014): 139COL Index (2008): 75.7
Zip Codes: 76820, 76842, 76856, 76869Area Codes: 325Time Zone: CST
Center Line Coordinates: 30° 45' N; 99° 11' W
Major Highways: US 87, 377; TX 29, TX 71; RR 1871Rivers: LlanoLakes: None
Area: 929 smElevation: 1,300 to 2,200 ft



BACKGROUND INFORMATION Mason County Courthouse

CITIES & TOWNS IN THIS COUNTY: Art; Field Creek; Fredonia; Grit; Hedwigs Hill; Hilda; Katemcy; Koocksville; Loyal Valley; Mason; Pontotoc; Streeter

All of Mason County is within the Texas Hill Country. For our definition of the boundaries of the Texas Hill Country, see: Definition & Maps.

COUNTY GOVERNMENT:
  • County Judge: Jerry Bearden: 325-347-5556
    201 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
    Web: www.co.mason.tx.us

  • Mason County Courthouse: Located in Mason on the Mason County Square, at 201 Ft McKavitt St. Built in 1909, in Beaux Arts style, with a center dome and clock tower, gable front porticoes, two-story doric columns, and rusticated stonework with contrasting stone lintels. Mason County Courthouse in the early days
    This is the third courthouse and survives the first that burned in 1877 and the second that sustained fire damage in 1900. (Note: the street name is spelled "McKavitt" while the apparent source of the name is actually "McKavett" after whom Ft McKavett was named). See more history about the courthouse and area at the Portal profile for Mason.
COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS:
  • Concho Valley Council Of Governments:
    325-944-9666
    2801 W Loop 306, Ste A, San Angelo, TX 76904
    www.cvcog.org
CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: tourism, hunting, fishing, kayaking, ranching, wineries, wildflowers, art galleries, antiques

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. MAPS:
  • Local Google: Map
  • Mason County: Map
  • Hill Country Special: Maps
CEMETERIES: See listings in each town.

HISTORY:
  • Handbook Of Texas Online: TSHA
  • County TXGenWeb Project: Genealogical/historical information, including cemeteries, markers, maps, census data, surname queries, TXGenWeb
  • Mason County Historical Commission: See full details in Directory below.
  • Mason County War: See history above and Hoodoo War
TXGenWeb More history at Portal city profiles in list shown above, including Mason.

HISTORICAL MARKERS: See: Markers

CEMETERIES: See listings in each town, and: Mason County Cemetery Photos, Facts & Directions, and Mason County Cemeteries

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

NOTES:

We welcome inquiries, comments and submission of updates, additions, corrections & digital photos,
without compensation. Send to Editor at:
editor@HillCountryPortal.com






BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY


COUNTY GOVERNMENT


MASON COUNTY, AIRPORT (T92): 325-347-5556; 3 mi SE of Mason, TX 76849. Open to public. No tower. Runway; 3,716 x 50 ft; AirNav; Map

MASON COUNTY, APPRAISAL DISTRICT: 325-347-5989; 200 Fort McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.masoncad.org

MASON COUNTY, ATTORNEY: 325-347-5614; Mason, TX 76856

MASON COUNTY, CLERK: 325-347-5253; Mason, TX 76856

MASON COUNTY, HISTORICAL COMMISSION: 325-347-6583; Mason, TX 76856. www.masonchc.org; Facebook Historical Commission 325-347-5446 Historical Society 325-347-1207

MASON COUNTY, JUDGE: Judge Jerry Bearden: 325-347-5556; 201 Ft McKavett, Mason, TX 76856. www.co.mason.tx.us

MASON COUNTY, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE: 325-347-5412; Mason, TX 76856

MASON COUNTY, M BEVEN ECKERT MEMORIAL LIBRARY: 325-347-5446; 410 Post Hill St, POB 1785, Mason, TX 76856. www.masontexaslibrary.com, http://bcls.tsl.state.tx.us/mason, Facebook

MASON COUNTY, SHERIFF: Dispatch: 325-347-5252; Admin: 325-347-6937; POB 391, 210 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856-0391. Facebook. Sheriff Buster Nixon, Email: mcsobuster600@verizon.net

MASON COUNTY, TAX ASSESSOR/COLLECTOR: 325-347-6937; Mason, TX 76856. Includes voter and vehicle registration

MASON COUNTY, TREASURER: 325-347-5251; Mason, TX 76856


STATE & FEDERAL OFFICES LOCATED IN THIS COUNTY
THAT REPRESENT THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY



MASON COUNTY, DISTRICT ATTORNEY: 325-347-8400; Mason, TX 76856

MASON COUNTY, DISTRICT CLERK: 325-347-5252; Mason, TX 76856

MASON COUNTY, DISTRICT COURT: 325-347-0755; Mason, TX 76856

USPO US POST OFFICE: www.usps.com
  • 325-347-6595; 7866 TX 29 E, Art, TX 76820-9817
  • 325-429-6243; 108 Main St, Fredonia, TX 76842-9998
  • 325-347-5442; 704 Wren St, Mason, TX 76856-9998
  • 325-251-6667; 17658 College St, Pontotoc, TX 76869-9814

STATE & FEDERAL OFFICES LOCATED ELSEWHERE
THAT REPRESENT THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

Click: State & Federal Offices


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Attention-Emergencies & Disasters DISASTER & EMERGENCY SERVICES: Beyond dialing 911 for emergency services (police, fire, rescue), when a major destructive event occurs (wind damage, flooding, explosion, wildland fire, mass casualty incidents, terrorism, etc.), response services are organized based on the disaster coverage area and severity:
  • EMERGENCY SHELTERS & LOCAL RELIEF SERVICES MOSTLY WITHIN A CITY: Depending on local needs and incident circumstances, check with local service and information organizations and locations that can be found on the Portal city page for each town/city, per the above Portal menu at the top of each page. On these city pages you can determine their open/close status and scope of services (shelter, showers, food, clothing, financial, essential supplies, other) presently offered, and donations (food, clothing, cash, other) they will accept. Their scope can change quickly based on the extent of damage and needs. The city pages also include emergency contacts for major utilities that are often affected during such incidents, including power, water, communications, etc.
  • 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.).


CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies



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, Hill Country Chapter: 830-257-4677; 333 Earl Garrett, Kerrville, TX 78028. hccarc@ktc.com. 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 Blanco, Gillespie, Mason, Menard, Kimble and Kerr counties.

(THE) HAVEN FAMILY SHELTER: 24x7 Hotline: 325-597-7644; POB 310, Brady, TX 76825. www.thehavenfamilyshelter.org. Mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of domestic violence and/or sexual assault in McCulloch, Mason and Menard Counties and surrounding areas by providing services and support that empower victims to rebuild their lives and regain their dignity within a safe and caring community.

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

Texas Master NaturalistsTEXAS MASTER NATURALISTS: www.txmn.org. A non-profit organization under the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program in concert with Texas Parks & Wildlife. Mission is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.
Local: Hill Country Chapter, 830-896-2504; 309 Sidney Baker S, Kerrville, TX 78028. Meets 4th Mon 7p at UGRA building. Michelle Haggerty, State Coordinator. Counties served: Counties served: Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Real, San Saba. www.txmn.org/hillcountry

TEXAS RIO GRANDE LEGAL AID (TRLA): 1-888-988-9996; 4920 IH-35 N, Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78751. www.trla.org. A non-profit organization that provides free legal services to eligible low-income residents in 68 counties of SW Texas, including the Hill Country, and also represents migrant and seasonal farm workers. No local permanent offices (except nearby Austin and San Antonio), however visits are made to some cities. Start eligibility application process on web or call for appointment. Free Legal AidCounties served: Bandera, Blanco, Burnet, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Medina, Real, Travis, Uvalde, Williamson

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 Information




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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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