LLANO Population- 3,524 Altitude - 1,029

The rare "LLANITE" a form of granite only found in Llano, Texaspictured: an extremely rare form of the mineral granite - "llanite" only found in Llano Texas.


Llano was Founded in 1855, on the clear, spring-fed Llano River, the town of Llano became the county seat in 1856. Llano was Well established by 1860 with stores, saloons and a hotel, there was no church in the rough frontier village. Llano courthouse dates back from 1892.

The present farm-ranch community in scenic Hill Country bills itself the "Deer Capital of Texas" and hosts many hunters seeking abundant white-tailed deer during fall-winter season. Year-round fishing in picturesque Llano River and nearby Highland Lakes. The Entire downtown square is designated a National Historic District.

An entertaining and educational walking tour is sure to interest visitors, Information about the walking tour, as well as events, accommodations, hunting, and area attractions is available from the click hereLlano Chamber of Commerce Site office at 700 Bessemer, or by calling (915)247-5561.

City-County Parks-

Camping and picnicking available at all. Some with RV hookups, lake and pool swimming, fishing, boat ramp, playgrounds, 18-hole golf course, hiking trails, and scenic views. Black Rock and Shaw Island Parks on Lake Buchanan; Robinson City Park on Llano River; Llano County Community Center (park) on west edge of town.

Further details are available from the Llano County Chamber of Commerce, 700 Bessemer (Texas 16) north of the river bridge; open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - noon; I - 5 p m. (915)247-5354.

Enchanted Rock State Park-

Enchanted Rock State park between Fredericksburg and Llano

Massive dome of solid granite famed in Indian legend; said to be site of human sacrifices, some tribes feared to set foot upon it; others used height as rallying point; all held it in awe and reverence. Indians believed ghost fires flickered on crest on moonlit nights. Covers about 640 acres, 500 feet high. Open year round.

For further travel & lodging Information please visit our friends at Dutch Mountain or The Phoenix Nest.

Special Note.-
Because of its popularity, the number of daily visitors is being limited. The park is experiencing erosion problems, soil compacting, and tree loss due to root exposure caused by the thousands of visitors to the park. Therefore, visitation is being limited to protect the natural and cultural resources. once the park reaches capacity during heavy use periods, such as weekends, holidays, and spring break, it will temporarily close for the day and reopen at 5p.m.for those who have camping reservations.

For park information, call (915)247-3903. South 22 miles via Texas 16, R.M. 965. Admission.

Historic Inn: Badu House-

Originally a small-town bank, c. 1891, restored as a country inn and restaurant. Marble-floored front room, quaint dining rooms, original fixtures, and antique furnishings; six rooms and one suite with baths. On Texas 71 north. (915)247-4304.


Click a lake for a map and linksBuchanan, Inks, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Llano County Courthouse-

This historic building is a must see during the holiday season! Covered from bottom to top with thousands of Christmas lights

Llano County Museum-

General county historical displays housed in refurbished old-time drug store. Open Jun. - Aug. 10 a.m. - noon, I - 5 p.m. except Mon. Open Sept. - May Fri. - Sun. 1: 15 - 5:15 p.m. North end of Llano River bridge, Texas 16. 915/247-3026.

Llano Fine Arts Guild, Inc.-

Exhibit of work by local artists. Open Mon. Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. I - 5 p.m. 503 Bessemer (Texas 16). 915/247-4839.

Other Local Businesses -

Dutch Mountain - Pecan Creek Lodge - a Texas Century Ranch

More Llano Information -

City of Llano


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