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Population (2000): 30Elevation: 1,322 ftArea: 1.8 smCounty: Bandera
Zip Code: 78883Area Code: 830Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: Latitude 29.657° Longitude -99.276°
Location: South Central part of county; 66 mi NW of San Antonio
Highways: RR-462, FM-470Creeks: WilliamsRivers:Lakes: None


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

CITY: Unincorporated

CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Nothing formal

NEIGHBORING TOWNS: 12 mi SW of Bandera, 26 mi NW of Hondo, 43 mi E of Leakey, 39 mi NW of Medina

PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: Mac & Ernies Roadside Eatery (TV food review favorite)

NEARBY & HILL COUNTRY-WIDE ATTRACTIONS: See Attractions.
Some of the very nearby attractions include:
  • Bandera: Cowboy Capital; Dude Ranches; Frontier Times Museum; Golf; Polly's Chapel
  • Concan: Frio Bat Cave; Frio River Water Recreation
  • Leakey: Wildlife Art Museum; Real County Historical Museum; Frio River Water Recreation; Twisted Sisters Scenic Drives & Motorcycle Routes
  • Medina: Apple Capital
  • Rio Frio: Ancient Live Oak Reference Landmark; Frio River Water Recreation
  • Utopia: Sabinal Canyon Museum; Golf; River Water Recreation
  • Vanderpool: Lone Star Motorcycle Museum, Park
PARKS: There are state parks in the greater area as profiled on the Parks page. These nearby parks include:
  • Concan: Garner State Park
  • Bandera: Hill Country State Natural Area Park; Mansfield Park
  • Vanderpool: Lost Maples State Natural Area
Local parks include: Tarpley Park EVENT CALENDAR:
  • Sept: Volunteer Fire Department Parade, Auction, Raffle & BBQ (Typ 9/1)
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.

WEATHER: Local Weather; Hill Country-wide Weather

MEDIA COVERAGE: Latest News (not available)

MAPS: Local Google; Hill Country Special Maps

HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: "In 1878 a post office named Hondo Canon opened on Williams Creek. In 1899 it was moved several miles south and renamed Tarpley after Tarpley Prickett, the son of postmaster John Prickett. That year the Buckner family began renting rooms in their home to travelers. By 1900 a store and a smithy were attached to the post office. In 1902 a school was built, and later a Baptist church was erected. Tarpley had a population estimated at twenty-five in 1925 and forty in 1984. In 1990 it was thirty. The population remained the same in 2000."

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

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

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CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers Fire & Rescue

TARPLEY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: Admin: 830-562-3403; 264 Valentine Rd, Tarpley, TX 78883. Mailing Address: POB 21, Tarpley, TX 78883-0021. www.tarpleyvfd.org. Annual fundraiser BBQ in Sept




LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT: Unincorporated

LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Bandera County Government Offices

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

USPS US POSTAL SERVICE (USPS): 800-275-8777; www.usps.com
Local post office: 830-562-3274; 161 Thomas Creek Rd, Tarpley, TX 78883-9998


CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies



DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:

SEVEN CANYONS RANCH: 830-562-3333; Tarpley, TX 78883. Texas trophy whitetail deer hunts. Upscale lodge accommodations. Corporate groups. www.7canyonsranch.com

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




ANTLER HOUSE AT 7 CANYONS RANCH: 830-562-3333; 1160 Seco Passage Rd, Tarpley, TX 78883. www.7canyonsranch.com

BACKROADS RESERVATIONS: 830-562-3545; Tarpley, TX 78883

CORNERSTONE CONFERENCE RETREAT: 830-562-3333; 12125 FM-470, Tarpley, TX 78883

FIG PRESERVE BED & BREAKFAST: 866-796-0660; 830-522-4661; Tarpley, TX 78883

STONY RIDGE RANCH RETREAT: 830-562-3542; 326 PR 232, Tarpley, TX 78883. www.stonyridgeranch.com

YELLOW ROSE RANCH: 210-698-2001; 210-845-7350; 830-562-3660; Tarpley, TX 78883


MISCELLANEOUS GOODS & SERVICES


BANDERA GRASSLAND: 830-562-3650; POB 122, Tarpley, TX 78883. www.banderagrassland.com. Beef production

DWD LONGHORNS: 830-562-3650; POB 36, Tarpley, TX 78883. www.dwdlonghorns.com. Texas Longhorn Cattle Breeders

GRASSFED LIVESTOCK ALLIANCE: 830-562-2333; POB 122, Tarpley, TX 78883. Wholesale meat marketing

OLD TARPLEY TOWNSQUARE: 830-562-3551; 11832 FM-470, Tarpley, TX 78883

TARPLEY BAPTIST CHURCH: 830-562-3741; Tarpley, TX 78883

TARPLEY COMMUNITY CENTER: Tarpley, TX 78883. Available for rental, contact Fire Dept, see above listing.




GAIL STONE REALTY: 830-562-3750; 12003 FM-470, Tarpley, TX 78883. www.gailstonerealty.com


RESTAURANTS-DINING-BEVERAGES-ENTERTAINMENT


MAC & ERNIES ROADSIDE EATERY: 830-562-3727; 11804 FM-470, Tarpley, TX 78883. www.macandernies.com. YouTube Video

WILLIAMS CREEK DEPOT: 830-562-3250; 11999 FM-470, Tarpley, TX 78883. www.williamscreekdepot.com


SCHOOLS


Bandera Independent School District serves this area. See Bandera




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LOCAL UTILITY PROVIDERS:

Bandera Electric Cooperative BANDERA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (BEC): 866-226-3372; 830-370-7648; www.banderaelectric.com. Service Area Map. Nearest service office: HQ & Local Service Office: 3172 Hwy 16 N, Bandera, TX 78003. Serves: Bandera, Camp Verde, Medina, Medina Lake, Pipe Creek, Tarpley

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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