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"no slogan"Population (1960's): 25Elevation: 1,079 ftArea: undefined smCounty: Hays
Zip Code: 78737Area Code: 512Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 30.245° N, -98.0427° W
Location: At Travis County border, at intersection of RR 101 & 185; 1 mi E of RR 12;
SW of Pedernales State Park; NE of Dripping Springs
Highways: FM-101 (Fitzhugh Rd), FM-185 (Trautwein Rd)Creeks: FitzhughRivers:Lakes: None
CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: None
NEIGHBORING TOWNS: 8 mi SW of Bee Cave; 7 mi NE of Dripping Springs
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: None
NEARBY & HILL COUNTRY-WIDE ATTRACTIONS: See Attractions
Some of the very nearby attractions include:
- Bee Cave: Hamilton Pool; Milton Reimers Ranch Park; Westcave Preserve
- Cypress Mill: Winery
- Dripping Springs: Museums, Scenic Drives; The Springs; Arts
- Johnson City: Exotic Zoo Resort; Texas Hills Winery; Whittington's Jerky; Historic Courthouse & Jail; Lavender Farms; Wildflower Capital; Bamberger Ranch; LBJ Boyhood Home
- Blanco: Blanco State Park
- Johnson City: Pedernales Falls State Park; LCRA Pedernales River Nature Park; LBJ National Park
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.
WEATHER: Local Weather (Dripping Springs); Hill Country-wide Weather
- On-Line News: Google News; Topix: Not available
- Newspapers, Radio/TV, Articles & Videos:
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching
HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: "Fitzhugh was on the border of Hays and Travis counties twenty miles west of Austin. It grew up at the Barton Creek crossing on the old road between Austin and Fredericksburg after the Civil War. In the years of the cattle drives the road through Fitzhugh was the primary trail from western counties to Austin. The community, originally known as Barton Creek Settlement, took the name of another creek in the vicinity when a post office opened in 1898. Fitzhugh was the site of a small public school in the 1880s, and for an unknown period of time George W. Brackenridge of San Antonio made his home there. The community declined in the early twentieth century; the post office closed in 1914, and soon thereafter the population dropped below twenty-five; it was last recorded as twenty-five in the late 1960s."
PRIOR NAMES: Barton Creek Settlement
- Fitzhugh Cemetery: Crumley Ranch Rd
OTHER PROFILES: : City Data: Not available; ePodunk: Not available; Texas Escapes: Not available; Travel Texas: Not available; Wikipedia: Not available
Most locations in this area carry a Dripping Springs or Austin postal address.
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY
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CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers
LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT: Unincorporated
LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Hays County Government Offices
STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: For offices that represent the Hill Country,
see: Texas & Federal Government Offices
CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies
DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:
See full list of leases for this town at: Hunting & Fishing.
AQUA PUMP AND WELL SERVICE, INC: 512-264-0060; 16309 Fitzhugh Rd, Fitzhugh/Dripping Springs, TX 78736. aquapumpandwell.com
ARGUS CIDERY: 12345 Pauls Valley Rd, Austin/Fitzhugh, TX 78736. email@example.com. Hard cider
DRIPPIN AUTO AND MARINE SERVICES: 512-799-4025; 12501 Pauls Valley Rd, Fitzhugh/Austin, TX 78737, Austin, TX 78737
FIRE LAKE EVENT CENTER: 512-749-1383; 13317 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin/Fitzhugh, TX 78737. firelakeeventcenter.com. Situated on 22 shaded acres overlooking the stage and Fire Lake, it makes a perfect place for weddings and corporate events.
FITZHUGH BAPTIST CHURCH: 512-263; 11604 Crumley Ranch Rd, Fitzhugh/Austin, TX 78736. fitzhughbaptist.org
GLASS WELL SERVICE COMPANY: 512-288-1963; 12620 Pauls Valley Rd, Fitzhugh/Austin, TX 78736. glasswellservice.com. Water well service
JESTER KING BREWERY: 512-537-5100; 13187 Fitzhugh Rd, Fitzhugh/Austin, TX 78736. jesterkingbrewery.com
LAST STAND BREWING COMPANY: 512-373-3629; 12345 Pauls Valley Rd, Fitzhugh/Dripping Springs, TX 78620. laststandbrewing.com
MAGIC'S THEATER & MUSEUM: 512-289-4461; 13419 Fitzhugh Rd, Fitzhugh/Dripping Springs/Austin, TX 78736. magicstheater.com. An indoor 100-seat theater with lighting and sound system. Perfect for small and private venues such as ballet performances, plays and music recitals. The Theater is also able to accommodate a party or corporate event.
SPEAKEASY MOBILE BAR: 866-465-7073; 12507 Pauls Valley Rd, #3A, Fitzhugh/Austin, TX 78737, speakeasymobilebar.com
SPECIAL FX INTERNATIONAL: 512-653-9653; 13317 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin/Fitzhugh/Dripping Springs, TX 78736. event-fx.comProfessional fireworks, pyrotechnics and movie special effects for productions, live events, parties, weddings & corporate functions.
STUNT RANCH: 512-843-3867; 13317 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin/Fitzhugh, TX 78737. stuntranch.com. A fun and exciting place with a wide variety of activities that promote knowledge, skill, confidence, creativity, fitness and optimism. Exciting educational programs for people all ages. From elementary physics, stunt camp for children, paintball field, to pyrotechnics and tactical training. Relax, enjoy, and celebrate birthday parties, weddings, family gatherings, and have corporate events.
TEXAS CYCLESPORT, INC: 512-636-7499; 13505 Fitzhugh Rd, Fitzhugh/Austin, TX 78736. texascyclesport.com
HILL COUNTRY PET RESORT: 512-394-9386; 13412 Fitzhugh Rd, Fitzhugh/Austin, TX 78736. hillcountrypetresort.com. Kennel
PERSONALIZED PET CARE: 512-264-3012; 104 Hudson Ln, Fitzhugh/Dripping Springs, TX. personalizedpetcareinc.com
Note: See separate listing sections for horses, riding, equestrian, and other care.
PEDERNALES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (PEC): pec.coop. A Texas non-profit corporation owned by its members, the largest electric cooperative in the country, covers 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
Nearest Local Office: See Dripping Springs
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
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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