pictured: 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 Llano Chamber of Commerce Site office at 700
Bessemer, or by calling (915)247-5561.
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
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-
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.
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.
Buchanan, 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