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ROUND MOUNTAIN, TexasPopulation (2015e): 181Elevation: 1,280 ftArea: 2.3 smCounty: Blanco
Zip Code: 78663Area Code: 830Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 30° 26' 11" N, 98° 21' 15" W
Location: Far N part of County,
12 mi N of Johnson City; 11 mi S of Marble Falls,
43 mi W of Austin, 69 mi N of San Antonio
Highways: US-281, RR-962, CR-305, CR-306
Creeks: N CypressRivers: NoneLakes: None
- Town Of Round Mountain: Settled 1854; Incorporated 1989
General Information: 830-825-3233, Mayor: Alvin Gutierrez, 830-825-3435
Web: none; See Texas State Directory (includes officers); Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: See full details in Directory below.
- Auction Barn: On US-281 at The Southwest Center
- Old Methodist Church: (circa 1876, now restored) on 962 E
- Joseph Bird Double Log House: (circa 1854, restored) on 962 E
- Round Mountain Stagecoach Inn & Stable: (circa 1874, National Register of Historical Places)
on US 962 E
- Westcave Cellars Winery: 512-431-1403; westcavecellars.com
Some of the very nearby attractions include:
- Johnson City: Exotic Zoo Resort; Texas Hills Winery; Whittington's Jerky; Historic Courthouse & Jail; Lavender Farms; Wildflower Capital; Bamberger Ranch; LBJ Boyhood Home
- Marble Falls: Lake LBJ; Lake Marble Falls; Historic Main Street District; Falls On The Colorado Museum; Fox Memorial Marker & Panoramic View; Sweet Berry Farm; Marble Falls Historic Train Depot & Chamber Visitor Center; Granite Mountain/Cold Spring Texas Granite Company
- Spicewood: Cypress Valley Canopy Tours; Dead Man's Hole; Krause Springs; Golf; Parks; Vineyards
- Johnson City: Pedernales Falls State Park; LCRA Pedernales River Nature Park; LBJ National Park
- LAKE TRAVIS SHORE PARKS:
- Briarcliff: Pace Bend
- Hudson Bend: Mansfield Dam
- Jonestown: Dave Reed, Fireman's, Jones Brothers, Laura Reed, Pecan Bottom, Shady, Veterans Memorial
- Lago Vista: Arkansas Bend, Arrowhead Point, Bar-K, Cody, Emerald, Greenshore, Hancock, Heather, Marina View
- Lakeway: Dragon, Lakeway City, Porpoise, Rebel, Sailfish, Swim Center
- Hudson Bend: Mansfield Dam
- NW Lake Travis: Camp Creek, Gloster Bend, Turkey Bend
- Oasis: Mansfield Dam
- Point Venture: Arkansas Bend, Dink Pearson
- Spicewood: Grelle, Muleshoe Bend, Narrows
- Volente: Bob Wentz-Windy Point, Cypress Creek, Hippie Hollow, Malberper, Sandy Creek, Shaffer Bend, Tom Hughes, Turkey Bend, Volente Beach Waterpark
- Marble Falls: Sunset Point Park On Lake LBJ
- N Cypress Creek Community Park
- Apr: VFD Open House: Noon-3p, at Station. Food, Public safety vendors.
- Jul: 4th Fire Works
- Dec: Regional Holiday Lighting Trail
- On-Line News: Google News; Topix
- TV: KXAM TV, 830-825-3550/3611
- Newspapers, Radio, Articles & Videos:
ROADS: For detailed listing of county, state and federal roads in Blanco County, including an interactive map, click: Roads
HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: "The first settler, Joseph Bird, arrived in 1854 and built a log house near the creek. The post office was established in 1857, and the town was named after a local landmark. This was the second post office in Blanco County. Round Mountain became a stage stop on the mail route between Austin and Fredericksburg. In 1871 residents obtained a charter from the state of Texas for a school and founded an academy that at one time had 200 students. Round Mountain became known as a health resort due to its elevation. It flourished with churches, doctors' offices, drug and grocery stores, a shoe shop, a blacksmith shop, a livery stable, and, later, a gin. In 1890 the town had a population of 200 and six businesses. By 1896 the number of residents had doubled to 400, but only five businesses were listed. The population declined after 1900. In 1931 the school was consolidated with the Johnson City Independent School District, and the churches closed. The population was reported at 100 from the 1920s through the early 1950s. It decreased from eighty in 1952 to seventy-three in 1972. In 1990 it was fifty-nine. The population reached 111 in 2000. The town was incorporated in 1989, at which time it had a post office, professional offices, a bank, an auction barn, a volunteer fire department, an assembly plant, and nine other businesses. Longhorn Downs is within the city limits. Joseph Bird's log house of 1854 has been restored, the Round Mountain Stagecoach Inn and Stable of 1874 has been placed in the National Register of Historic Places, and the Methodist church, built in 1876, has been restored."
Round Mountain served as a stage, mail and freight stop on the route from Austin to Fredericksburg.
PRIOR CITY NAMES: Birdtown
HISTORICAL MARKERS: See Texas Historical Commission's Historic Sites Atlas: atlas.thc.state.tx.us. Includes interactive map plus detailed descriptions of historical markers, cemeteries, museums, all searchable by county.
- Round Mountain Stagecoach Inn & Stable: (circa 1874, National Register of Historical Places)
on US 962 E
- Round Mountain Cemetery: Round Mountain Cemetery Rd, NW of town
OTHER PROFILES: City Data; ePodunk; Texas Escapes (not available) Wikipedia
Several business are located together on US-281 at the Southwest Center (post office, bank, convenience store, fire department, auction barn, restaurant).
We welcome inquiries, comments and submission of updates, additions, corrections & digital photos,
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY
MOURSUND, WILL S: 830-825-3233; 10603 US-281, Round Mountain, TX 78663
VICKERS LAW FIRM PC: 830-825-3070; Round Mountain, TX 78663
HILLS TRUCKS & TRAILERS: 830-825-8754; Round Mountain, TX 78663
MUSTANG MANIA: 830-825-3020; 888-302-3703; 10889 US-281 N, Round Mountain, TX 78663. mustangmania.com. Reproduction & used parts for early model Mustangs
SBT AUTO GLOSS: 830-825-3000; 11583 US-281 N, Round Mountain, TX 78663. lowcostautogloss.com. Paint shop
ARENA OF PEACE COWBOY CHURCH: 830-825-3202; 107 Lincoln Smith Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663. Off TX 962 E & Old Marble Falls Rd. Rev Frank Spillman
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: RR-3347, Round Mountain, TX 78663. W of town, 1 mi S of FM 962 W. umc.org
BILLY JACK'S CONSTRUCTION: 830-825-3136; 13492 US-281 N, Round Mountain, TX 78663
CL ELECTRIC: 830-825-9016; 1905 Old Marble Falls Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663
HERRON CONSTRUCTION SERVICES: 830-825-3150; 830-825-3164; 13744 US-281 N, Round Mountain, TX 78663
KAMO KAN, LLC: 512-736-6539; Round Mountain, TX 78663. Shipping containers
AGRITEK WATER WORKS: 512-755-4549; 13870 US-281 N, Round Mountain, TX 78663. agritekwaterworks.com. Water systems
AQUALINE WATER TANKS: 830-201-3555; 13870 US-281 N, Round Mountain, TX 78663. AqualineWaterTanks.com
ROX CONSTRUCTION: 830-825-3610; Round Mountain, TX 78663. Septic systems. State licensed evaluator and installer. Landscaping, roads, land clearing. Worth DuBose cell: 512-468-0745
STARR COMPANIES: 830-825-3470; 512-298-6642; 512-736-6539; 12106 US-281 N, Round Mountain, TX 78663. starrcompaniesllc.com. Construction contractor, roofing, gutters
STEPHENSON ROOFING COMPANY: 830-825-3299; Round Mountain, TX 78663
TRI COUNTY LANDSCAPE SUPPLY, INC: 830-220-2699; 11392 US-281 N, Round Mountain, TX 78663. tricountylstx.com
WOODCOCK'S LATH & PLASTER INC: 830-385-8712; Round Mountain, TX 78663
BERKLY'S TRAVEL CENTER: 830-825-3432; 10541 US-281 N, Round Mountain, TX 78663. Valero gas
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers
ROUND MOUNTAIN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: Admin: 830-825-3200; 830-825-3416; POB 5, 10539 US-281 N, Round Mountain, TX 78663. rmvfd.org. Facebook. Business Meeting: 1st Tue at 7p at RM Fire Station
CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies
LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT:
ROUND MOUNTAIN, TOWN OF: General Information: 830-825-3233, POB 40, Round Mountain, TX 78663. Mayor: Alvin Gutierrez, 830-825-3435. Web: none; Email: none. Settled 1854; Incorporated 1989.
JOHNSON CITY RECYCLING CENTER: RR-962 W, Round Mountain, TX 78663. Located just W of town.
LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Blanco County Government Offices
COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BARN - PRECINCT 3: 862 RR-962 E, Round Mountain, TX 78663. Commissioner Chris Liesmann
STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: For offices that represent the Hill Country,
see: Texas & Federal Government Offices
US POSTAL SERVICE (USPS): 800-275-8777; usps.com
Local post office: 830-825-3421; 10603 N US-281, Round Mountain, TX 78663
DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:
See full list of leases for this town at: Hunting & Fishing.
TAXIDERMY & MEAT PROCESSING:
HAYNES ENTERPRISES TAXIDERMY: 830-825-3476; 1981 RR-3347, Round Mountain, TX 78663. Ribbon Winning Quality at Reasonable Prices.
MOURSUND INSURANCE AGENCY INC: 830-825-3237; 10603 US-281, Round Mountain, TX 78663
ROUND MOUNTAIN STAGECOACH INN & STABLE: 817-800-5445; Round Mountain, TX 78663. (circa 1874)
SERENE VISTA CABIN: 512-922-7822; Round Mountain, TX 78663. VRBO. Near Walnut Springs
THREE POINTS RANCH: 512-961-6494; 1158 EE Ranch Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663. threepointsranch.com
KXAM TV: 830-825-3550/3611; Round Mountain, TX 78663. Comments Line: 1-888-259-2614
(THE) MASH PROGRAM: 830-825-3106; 7114 RR-762 E, Round Mountain, TX 78663
ANSON HAYNES FARRIER SERVICE: 830-825-3476; Round Mountain, TX 78663
BOATWRIGHT, RORY A: 830-825-3236; 10603 US-281 N, Round Mountain, TX 78663
EMERALD IRRIGATION: 830-825-3384; Round Mountain, TX 78663
GOTT COMPUTER PROBLEMS: 830-613-7500; 1171 RR-962 W, Round Mountain, TX 78663. gottcomputerproblems.com
GRANITE PRINTING: 830-825-8004; RR-962 E, Round Mountain, TX 78663
PEACH VALLEY FARM (formerly M&J FARMS): 512-431-6545; 12992 US-281 N, Round Mountain, TX 78663. peachvalleyfarm.com. Peach orchard & retail store
RAR ENTERPRISES: 830-825-3242; Round Mountain, TX 78663
ROUND MOUNTAIN HORSE AUCTION BARN: 210-316-6146; 830-798-9700; 10603 US-281 N, at Southwest Center, Round Mountain, TX 78663. Facebook
ROUND MOUNTAIN HORSE & TACK AUCTION: 210-885-0902; email@example.comAt Southwest Center, at above barn, 1st Sat of the month. RMHTA.com. Facebook
TEXAS FABCO SOLUTIONS: 830-825-3600; 178 RR-962 E, Round Mountain, TX 78663. texasfabco.com. Oil & gas production equipment
TWISTED ELM SPRINGS FARM: 830-385-3467; 1037 RR-962 W, Round Mountain, TX 78663. twistedelmspringsfarm.weebly.com. Farm, round mountain pasture pool, round mountain records
WILD TIMBER DESIGNS: 979-530-3395; 183 RR-962 E, Round Mountain, TX 78663. wildtimberdesigns.com. Wood furniture, cabinets, accessories
ROUND MOUNTAIN EXTENSION EDUCATION ASSOCIATION CLUB: 830-868-4881; Round Mountain, TX 78663. Meets 3rd Wed at 2p at varying locations.
CRIMSON VALLEY RANCH INC.: 830-825-3570; 26001 Hamilton Pool Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663
L & L CYPRESS MILL RANCH: 830-825-1351; Round Mountain, TX 78663
SOUTH ARROW RANCH BELTED GALLOWAY CATTLE: 830-733-0472; Round Mountain, TX 78663. Facebook
WESLEY WEST RANCH: 830-825-3291; Round Mountain, TX 78663
THREE POINTS RANCH: 512-961-6494; 1158 EE Ranch Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663
CHAMPS CHICKEN (BIG'S): 830-825-3432; 10541 US-281 N, Round Mountain, TX 78663. champschicken.com
OLI'S KITCHEN: Moved to Marble Falls
ROUND MOUNTAIN BBQ: 512-663-1438; Round Mountain, TX 78663. Robert Gott
TOTTIES: 512-790-1555; 222 Lee Ln, US-281 N, Round Mountain, TX 78663. Facebook
HOFBRAU RV PARK: 830-596-2073; 102 Alpine Dr, US-281, Round Mountain, TX 78663. 7 miles S of Marble Falls, just N of Round Mountain. hofbrau-rvpark.com
PEACH VALLEY RV & BOAT STORAGE: 830-798-4004; 12992 US-281 N, Round Mountain, TX 78663. peachvalley-rvandstorage.com
LOCAL UTILITY PROVIDERS: See Blanco and Spring Branch
PEDERNALES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (PEC): pec.coop. A Texas non-profit corporation owned by its members, the largest electric cooperative in the country, coves 8,100 square miles, 214,000 members, with assets over $1 billion.
HQ, Connections & Service Startup: 1-888-554-4732
Emergencies, Outages & Marking of Underground Utility Lines, 24x7: 1-888-883-3379
VGI TECHNOLOGY: Sales & Support: 325-223-3000; HQ: 888-375-8474; 3550 S Bryant Blvd. San Angelo, TX 76903. vgitechnology.com. Internet service. Serves: Marble Falls, Round Mountain, Smithwick, Spicewood, Horseshoe Bay, Granite Shoals.
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
McREYNOLDS WINERY: See Cypress Mill
ROUND MOUNTAIN VINEYARD: 1758 Lincoln Smith Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663. roundmountainvineyard-texas.com
WESTCAVE CELLARS WINERY: 512-431-1403; 25711 Hamilton Pool Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663. westcavecellars.com. New winery located SE of Round Mountain and Cypress Mill, and SW of Bee Cave. Their finely crafted wines are produced from grapes grown on the property.
SANDY ROAD GUEST HAUS:
Upscale Western-style Guest House Lodging
in a Beautiful Ranch Setting in the Gorgeous Texas Hill Country
Reservations & Information: 281-300-7177
9242 RR 1320 (Sandy Road), Johnson City, TX 78636
Web: SandyRoadGuestHaus.com Email: info@SandyRoadGuestHaus.com
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