LUCKENBACH Pop. 25 Alt. 1,561

Luckenbach General StoreThe General Store and Post Office began
as an Indian trading post in the 1850's. The
tiny community in the Texas Hill Country is an
inviting place to visit.


Settled in 1850 by German pioneers, this tiny hamlet remained obscure until bought in the 1970s by the late Hondo Crouch, the "pixieish" Hill Country humorist, writer, and authentic Texas character.

An enormously popular Country/Western song made the name known virtually worldwide.

Luckenbach remains as it was (and hopefully will always be)... one unpainted general store that also serves as a beer tavern, a traditional rural dance hall, and a sometimes-used blacksmith shop. Sunday afternoons are often spontaneous "happenings." Banjo pickers, guitar strummers, and fiddlers form impromptu bands beneath huge old live oaks and play away. Whittlers ply their leisurely craft, and washer pitchers exercise deceptively simple skills

Luckenbach’s bemusing ambiance, according to one writer, "is like Brigadoon; you're almost afraid to go back because it might not be there again."

Well, It's there - east of Fredericksburg off U.S. 290, five miles south just off F.M. 1376, Don't count on signs; Souvenir thieves swipe them as fast as they can be placed!


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