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SANDY, Texas

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Population (2000): 25
Elevation: 1220 ftArea: undefinedCounty: Blanco
Zip Code: 78636Area Code: 830Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: ~ 30.361209° N, -98.470394° W
Location: 57 mi W of Austin, 73 mi N of San Antonio
Highways: RR 1320, RR 1323Railways: None
Creeks: Grape, Hickory, SpringRivers: just N of PedernalesLakes: None

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Sandy Sign CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: None, (see Johnson City)

NEIGHBORING TOWNS: 9 mi NW of Johnson City; 17 mi SE of Willow City, 10 mi S of Round Mountain

PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: Scenic beauty, and popularity for motorcycle and bike riding.

NEARBY & HILL COUNTRY-WIDE ATTRACTIONS: See Attractions
Some of the very nearby attractions include:The Sandy Countryside
  • Johnson City: Exotic Zoo Resort; Texas Hills Winery; Whittington's Jerky; Historic Courthouse & Jail; Lavender Farms; Wildflower Capital; Bamberger Ranch; LBJ Boyhood Home
  • Round Mountain: Auction Barn; Historic Church & Inn
  • Stonewall: Peaches; Wineries/Vineyards; Lavender; Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm; LBJ State & National Parks (Texas White House)
  • Willow City: Willow City Scenic Loop; Biker Saloon; Motorcycling
PARKS: There are many state, county and LCRA parks in the greater area as profiled on the Parks page. These nearby parks include:
  • Johnson City: Pedernales Falls State Park; LCRA Pedernales River Nature Park; LBJ National Park
  • Stonewall: LBJ State & National Historical Parks
Local city parks include: None

EVENT CALENDAR: There are no regularly scheduled events.
For full details on 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. Sandy Map

WEATHER: Local Weather; Hill Country-wide Weather

MEDIA COVERAGE:
  • On-Line News: Google News Note, there is overlap in their coverage with other "Sandy" named areas (see below); Topix: not available
  • Newspapers, Radio/TV, Articles & Videos: See Johnson City
MAPS: For an interactive map specific to this area, click: Local MapQuest; Hill Country Special Maps

To print the map shown at the right,
click on the map.

HISTORY & OTHER PROFILES:

Handbook of Texas: Handbook of Texas Online: ". . In the mid-nineteenth century settlers moved to Sandy from the Deep South, drawn to the area by the abundant water and fertile, sandy soil. In spite of frequent raids by Indians, a Sandy post office was established in 1872. The communities of Hickory, Spring Creek, and White Oak had been established nearby by the early 1880s. Each settlement had its own one-room school, but by 1925 all had merged into one at Sandy, and two teachers were hired to work there. This school was later consolidated with the schools at Johnson City. According to estimates, the population in Sandy fluctuated after 1925 but never rose above thirty. In the 1980s the post office there served only twenty-five residents, most of whom were involved in the turkey industry. Through 2000 the population was still reported at twenty-five."

new "The School At Sandy", a research report by Tom Anderson, 1/31/2013: Report (a Word doc).

PRIOR CITY NAMES: None

HISTORICAL MARKERS: None The old Sandy General Store, now closed, photo by G. Cofran

CEMETERIES: Sandy Cemetery (see detailed listing in Directory below).
See: Blanco County Cemetery Photos, Facts & Directions

ROADS: For detailed listing of county, state and federal roads in Blanco County, including an interactive map, click: Roads

AVAILABLE SERVICES: Gas: no; Convenience Stores: no; Restaurants: no; Lodging: yes; Grocery Stores: no; Banks: no; Vehicle Repair: no; Hospital: no; Med Clinic: no; Post Office: no; Public Schools: no; Cemetery: yes

OTHER PROFILES: Texas Home Town Locator; Townscape; Wikipedia: Not available

NOTES: There are no restaurants, gas stations or stores remaining in unincorporated Sandy. it is a "ghost" town.

However, there are ranches, an excellent B&B, the Sandy Cemetery, the historic, unoccupied Sandy Schoolhouse, and the old General Store & Post Office (now just a residence, picture on right).

All services (postal, school, fire, EMS, law enforcement, etc.) are provided by Johnson City and Blanco County.

When researching "Sandy", there are map and on-line references to many other areas with "Sandy" in their name, and particular "Big Sandy". Nearby, on TX 29 between Buchanan Dam and Burnet, the Google map shows a "Sandy", but no other details.


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LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT: Unincorporated

LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Blanco County Government Offices

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


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DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:

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


MISCELLANEOUS GOODS & SERVICES


CARBARY GROCERY STORE: Intersection RR 1320 & RR 1323. Closed (now a residence)

M&J LAVENDER FARM: 830-693-6624; 2484 Round Mountain-Sandy Rd, Sandy (Johnson City), TX 78636. www.mjlavenderfarm.com

SANDY CEMETERY: Sandy Cemetery Rd, Sandy (Johnson City), TX 78636. Lat-Long: 30° 20.682' N, 98° 28.300' W. The cemetery is .4 mi S at end of road, on R. Photo

SANDY ROAD GUEST HAUS: 281-300-7177; 9242 RR 1320 (Sandy Road), Sandy (Johnson City), TX 78636. See ad below.

SANDY SCHOOL HOUSE: Sandy School, Hornsby Class 115 Sandy School Rd, Sandy, TX 78636. Off RR 1323, 1.6 miles NW of intersection with RR 1320. Historic school, in process of being restored as a community center. Send contributions and volunteer inquires to Joe Stewart, 830-868-0873.

Dee "The School At Sandy", a research report by Tom Anderson, 1/31/2013: Report (a Word doc).

Historic School Photo: This photo was submitted by Joe Ashabranner, 8-2013, who stated: "The teacher in the [lower] picture is my grandfather Nick Hornsby [on left]. I know he was the teacher for at least 2 years. My grandmother, Jesse Smith Hornsby, probably took the picture. I hope that you and the others may be able to help identify some of the places and people." Undated. While labeled "Sandy School", this apparently was the Spring Creek School. Dick Hornsby was the teacher of record for Spring Creek in the 1919-20 and 1920-21 school years.

Current School Photos, from "Welcome Back To Sandy" Community Function at the School House, May, 2011:

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