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TOW, Texas

Pronounced: "rhymes with cow"

"no slogan"

Population (2010): 1,249Businesses (2000): 31Tax Rate (2010): 1.4901/$100
Elevation: 1,037 ftArea: undefinedCounty: Llano
Zip Code: 78672Area Code: 325-379Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 30° 53' 1" N, 98° 28' 21" W
Location: In NE part of county; W shore of Lake Buchanan; 83 mi NW of Austin
Highways: FR-2241; CR-219, CR-220, CR-221; CR-222
Creeks:Rivers: ColoradoLakes: Buchanan (see Lakes)


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

CITY: Unincorporated

CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: None

NEIGHBORING TOWNS: 5 mi N of Bluffton, 14 mi NW of Buchanan Dam, 18 mi NE of Llano

PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Residential area, water recreation, ranching

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: See full details in Directory below.
  • Lake Buchanan
  • Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and state parks in the region (see below)
  • Fall Creek Vineyards
NEARBY & HILL COUNTRY-WIDE ATTRACTIONS: See Attractions

Some of the very nearby attractions include:
  • Bluffton: Lake Buchanan; Parks
  • Lake Buchanan Area: Buchanan Dam & Museum & Visitor Center; Vanishing Texas River Cruise; Canyon Of The Eagles Lodge & Nature Park; State & LCRA Parks
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
  • LAKE BUCHANAN/INKS LAKE SHORE PARKS:
    • Bluffton: Black Rock LCRA
    • NE Lake Buchanan: Canyon Of The Eagles
    • Kingsland: Inks Lake SP, Inks Lake Dam National Fish Hatchery, Longhorn Cavern SP (just E of Kingsland), Kingsland Community Park, Nightengale Archaeological Center
    • Tow: Cedar Point LCRA
  • Llano: Badu City Park, Leonard Grenwelge County Park, Moore Memorial Park, Ray House & Grounds, Robinson City Park
Local city parks include: None

EVENT CALENDAR:
  • Late May: TOW VFW Annual Fundraiser Fish Fry, Community Grounds, RR-2241
  • Oct: Reunion & BBQ
  • Nov: Annual Craft Sale
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; Hill Country Special Maps

PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Lake recreation, Retirement community

HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: "It is the oldest community in the county. It began with the arrival in 1852 of David and Gideon Cowan and their mother, Ruth, from Tennessee. The Cowans were directed by local Indians to a salt bed near the Colorado River, which they developed into a successful saltworks. Significant not only in the local economy, the Bluffton-Tow Salt Works was also known as the Confederate States of America Salt Works for its contribution to the Confederate cause. The operation was destroyed by the "salt works cyclone" in 1871. John F. Morgan arrived in the area with his family in 1853 and soon established a hat business, using beaver and other fur trapped locally. When the Tow brothers, William and Wilson, arrived with their families in 1853, they named the nearby area in which they settled Tow Valley. A post office was established there in 1886 as Tow with Mathew B. Clendenen as postmaster. Tow grew rapidly in the 1970s and 1980s with the addition of retirement and recreation to its economic base. From a population of fifty before 1950, the lakeside town had grown to 305 by 1974, when it had a post office and numerous businesses."

TOW BRIDGE: A bridge across the Colorado River. A 30-inch rain in 1936 washed out the bridge and covered the First Baptist Church grounds. The church was then rebuilt.

PRIOR CITY NAMES:

HISTORICAL MARKERS:

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

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

NOTES:

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without compensation. Send to Editor at:
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY


CHURCHES
Church of Christ

CHURCH OF CHRIST: Tow, TX 78672

BaptistFIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: 325 379-3918; 16529 RR-2241, Tow, TX 78672. www.blbaweb.org/church.php?assoc_churchID=5223. Established 1854, oldest church in the Burnet-Llano Baptist Association

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EMERGENCIES
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
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Crime Stoppers
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers

SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: 325-247-5050

FIRE: Call Sheriff's Office: 325-247-5767
Fire & Rescue
TOW VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: 325-379-3321; POB 112, 17608 CR, 221, Tow, TX 78672

LLANO COUNTY AREA EMS: 325-247-3088




LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT: Unincorporated

LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Llano 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: 325-379-2281; 16910 RR-2241, Tow, TX 78601


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DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:

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

KEN MILAM GUIDE SERVICE: 325-379-2051; 243 Alexander Dr, Tow, TX 78672. www.striperfever.com. Hunting & fishing




ALEXANDER BOAT DOCK & CABINS: 325-379-2721; Rt 1, Box 16, Tow, TX 78672

BALD EAGLE COTTAGE ON LAKE BUCHANAN: 202-237-6858; 118 Harvest Trail, Tow, TX 78672. www.vrbo.com/74204

COTTONWOOD COVE: 325-379-2641; 161 Alexander Dr, RR-2241, Tow, TX 78672. www.highlandlakes.com/cotton. Cabins, RV spaces, boating, fishing

DRIFTWOOD SHORES RESORTS: 325-379-2406; 16842 RR-2241, Tow, TX 78672

EAGLES NEST LODGE: 325-379-3131; 16746 RE 2241, Tow, TX 78672

HI-LINE LAKE RESORT: 325-379-1065; 1106 Hi-Line Dr, Tow, TX 78672. Cabins, RV facilities. www.hilinelakeresort.com

PELICAN POINT RESORT: 830-379-2373; 800-930-2373; 100 Scott Dr, Tow, TX 78672. www.pelicanpointresort.com

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


MISCELLANEOUS GOODS & SERVICES


BUCHANAN/LAKE VILLAGE HOA: Tow, TX 78672

FLYING ANGELS DOVE RELEASE: 325-379-3131, 16746 RR-2241, Tow, TX 78672. www.flyingangelsdoverelease.com

HARLIN GROCERY: 325-379-3056; 1510 RR-3014, Tow, TX 78672

HENDERSON MOBILE SERVICE: 325--798-6163; 408 RR-3014, Tow, TX 78672. www.hendersonmobileservice.com. Wrecker service

J & S QUICK STOP: 325-379-1482; 110 Frazier St, Tow, TX 78672

LLANO COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY: 830-596-3413; Precinct 205 Chair, Debbie Alexander, 15649 RR-2241, Tow, TX 78672. www.llanogop.org. debbie42471@yahoo.com

PARADISE POINT HOA: Tow, TX 78672

ROLLING H CAFE: 325-379-1707; 318 CR-222, Tow, TX 78672. Facebook

SUNSET BOAT RENTALS: 325-379-2628; 1106 Hi-Line Dr, Tow, TX 78672. www.sunsetboatrentals.net. Offers houseboat, ski and deck boat rentals. Located at Hi-Line Resort & Marina (see profile above).

TOW COMMUNITY CENTER: 135 CR-221, Tow, TX 78672

TOW COUNTRY MARKET: 325-379-1600; 17128 RR-2241, Tow, TX 78672

TOW VFW AUXILLARY: Tow, TX 78672

VILLAGE BEAUTY SHOP: 325-379-3060; 109 Frazier St, Tow, TX 78672

WILDWAYS STUDIO: Tow, TX 78672




COWART REALTY: 325-379-9241; Tow, TX 78672




BUCHANAN LAKE VILLAGE RV PARK: 325-379-2181; 123 Hunter Ln, Tow, TX 78672. www.buchananlakerv.com

HI-LINE LAKE RESORT: 325-379-1065; 1106 Hi-Line Dr, Tow, TX 78672. www.hilinelakeresort.com

PELICAN POINT RESORT: 830-379-2373; 800-930-2373; 100 Scott Dr, Tow, TX 78672. www.pelicanpointresort.com

TEXAS HILLS RV HAVEN: 325-379-1740; 139 Willow Shores Dr, Tow, TX 78672. www.texashillsrvhavencom


SCHOOLS


Tow is served mostly by Llano Independent School District, and the remainder by the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District.



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LOCAL PROVIDERS:
Electric: PEC, CTEC
Cable: Time Warner Cable
Internet: CTEC, Zeecon, 281 Communications, Blue Mountain
Trash/Garbage: Allied Waste
Water-Sewer: LCRA

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




FALL CREEK VINEYARDS: 325-379-5361; 1820 CR-222, Tow, TX 78672. www.fcv.com; Mon-Fri 11-4; Sat 11-5; Sun 12-4. Fall Creek Vineyards, established in 1975, is the oldest vineyard & winery operation in the Hill Country and founder of the region. Fall Creek Vineyards is at the forefront of the Texas wine industry in demand and accolades for its award-winning wines. Located on the northwest shores of Lake Buchanan, boat cruises are available to magnificent Fall Creek Falls lake - level permitting. Tasting, tours, picnic facilities with light fare for sale and gift shop offered daily.


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