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KINGSLAND, TEXAS

Llano County, Texas Hill Country

15 Miles SE of Llano
About 60 Miles NW of Austin
At the juncture of the Llano and Colorado Rivers
Population: 6,139 (2010) 4,584 (2000)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Martin D. King with J. M. Trussell purchased the land that would become Kingsland in 1877. The name contributed by Martin.

In the 1880s a cotton gin was operating on site and that drew other businesses to form the nucleus for a community. In 1892 the Austin and Northwestern Railroad connected to Llano through Kingsland, essentially putting the town “on the map.”

The 1907 population was reported as a substantial 750 residents, but a fire in the early 20s caused a steep decline to only 150 people by 1925.

After the 1960s, the area became known as a retirement haven, boosting the population and establishing a firm economic foundation.

Kingsland Area Destinations:

  • Packsaddle Mountain
    5 Miles SW of Kingsland on Hwy 71
  • Lake LBJ (Map)
  • The Slab
    On FM 3404, 1.5 miles west of FM 1431 in Kingsland.
    A popular swimming, tubing and picnicking site.
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  • New hay old farm house , Texas hill country
    Old farm house, new hay
    Photo courtesy Ernie Wymer, 2007
    Old barn near Kingsland
    An old barn near Kingsland
    Photo courtesy Ernie Wymer, 2007
    Lake LBJ Map On Bank In Kingsland, Texas
    Lake LBJ Map On Bank In Kingsland, Texas
    Photo courtesy Ernie Wymer, 2007

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