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Blanco County, Texas


Hub of the Hill Country

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History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Blanco is approximately 1739 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 567 (1990), 679 (2010).
The amount of land area in Blanco is 4.333 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.127 sq kilometers.
The distance from Blanco to Washington DC is 1388 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 42 miles. (as the crow flies)
Blanco is positioned 30.09 degrees north of the equator and 98.42 degrees west of the prime meridian.


45 miles west of Austin on Highway US 281
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History & History Related Items

Blanco was settled in 1853 by stockmen who needed a place to protect themselves and their families from the hostile Indians there. It was named for the Blanco River. Blanco, in Spanish, means white. From 1858 to 1891, Blanco was the county seat of Blanco County. In 1891, the seat was moved to Johnson City which was more centrally located. An example of period architecture in Blanco is the Old Blanco County Courthouse, built in 1885. It was designed by renowned architect, F.E. Ruffini
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Blanco has a great sunny climate which attracts many tourists, campers, fishermen and hunters. Others are attracted by the wide variety of shops, antique stores, flea markets and artists here. Over 35 buildings in the town square area are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Blanco City Government

Blanco, Texas homepage.

Blanco Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 830-833-5101

Blanco Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 830-833-5101

Blanco Libraries

Blanco Library
Also known as the James A & Evelyn Williams Memorial Library
P.O. Box 489
310 Pecan Street
Blanco, Texas 78606
Phone 210-833-4280

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