Round Mountain, Texas
Round Mountain is a town in Blanco County, United States. The population was 181 at the 2010 census. Round Mountain is located in northern Blanco County at 30°26′11″N 98°21′15″W, along U. S. Route 281, it is 12 miles north of Johnson City, the county seat, 11 miles south of Marble Falls. Downtown Austin is 46 miles to the east. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Round Mountain has a total area of 2.3 square miles, all of it land. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Round Mountain has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps; as of the census of 2000, there were 111 people, 41 households, 33 families residing in the town. The population density was 48.3 people per square mile. There were 46 housing units at an average density of 20.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 87.39% White, 9.01% from other races, 3.60% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.02% of the population. There were 41 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.2% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 19.5% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.06. In the town, the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 32.4% from 45 to 64, 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males. The median income for a household in the town was $39,500, the median income for a family was $44,375. Males had a median income of $30,938 versus $25,833 for females; the per capita income for the town was $16,220. There were no families and 2.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.
Round Mountain from the Handbook of Texas Online
Blanco is a city in Blanco County, United States. It is 50 miles north of downtown San Antonio and the same distance west of Austin; the population was 1,946 at the 2016 census estimate. Blanco is located in the Texas Hill Country on the Blanco River at 30°05′58″N 98°25′20″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles, of which 3.2 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles, or 1.99%, is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,701 people, 576 households, 370 families residing in the city; the population density was 899.7 people per square mile. There were 633 housing units at an average density of 378.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 88.77% White, 1.20% African American, 1.33% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 7.31% from other races, 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.72% of the population. The 2014 Census Estimate showed a population of 1,876. There were 576 households, out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.6% were non-families.
31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.13. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,071, the median income for a family was $40,398. Males had a median income of $27,188 versus $21,845 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,797. About 9.9% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over. Blanco is served by the Blanco Independent School District and home to the Blanco High School Panthers. Willie Upshaw, professional baseball player City of Blanco official website Blanco Chamber of Commerce Blanco County News Blanco Pioneer Museum Blanco from the Handbook of Texas Online
Hye is an unincorporated community in western Blanco County, United States. It lies along U. S. Route 290 west of the city of the county seat of Blanco County, its elevation is 1,453 feet. Although Hye is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 78635. Hiram G. Brown and his parents settled in the Rocky Creek area of Blanco County, circa 1872, he constructed a small house near the Pedernales River. Brown was appointed postmaster upon getting a post office established in his store on April 17, 1886; the post office was named Hye for him. The establishment of the post office drew other businesses to the area bringing in a grist mill and a cotton gin. In 1904, Brown erected a new building for the post office. Today, Hye Meadow Winery is located next door to the historic building on a ranch deeded back to 1845. In 1965, on the porch of the Hye post office, Lyndon B. Johnson swore in Lawrence F. O'Brien as United States Postmaster General. In 1966, the Hye General Store and Post Office was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, Marker number 2607.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hye has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps
Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U. S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast. Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth largest in the U. S. while San Antonio is the second-most populous in the state and seventh largest in the U. S. Dallas–Fort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and fifth largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country, respectively. Other major cities include Austin, the second-most populous state capital in the U. S. and El Paso. Texas is nicknamed "The Lone Star State" to signify its former status as an independent republic, as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico; the "Lone Star" can be found on the Texan state seal.
The origin of Texas's name is from the word taysha. Due to its size and geologic features such as the Balcones Fault, Texas contains diverse landscapes common to both the U. S. Southern and Southwestern regions. Although Texas is popularly associated with the U. S. southwestern deserts, less than 10% of Texas's land area is desert. Most of the population centers are in areas of former prairies, grasslands and the coastline. Traveling from east to west, one can observe terrain that ranges from coastal swamps and piney woods, to rolling plains and rugged hills, the desert and mountains of the Big Bend; the term "six flags over Texas" refers to several nations. Spain was the first European country to claim the area of Texas. France held a short-lived colony. Mexico controlled the territory until 1836 when Texas won its independence, becoming an independent Republic. In 1845, Texas joined the union as the 28th state; the state's annexation set off a chain of events that led to the Mexican–American War in 1846.
A slave state before the American Civil War, Texas declared its secession from the U. S. in early 1861, joined the Confederate States of America on March 2nd of the same year. After the Civil War and the restoration of its representation in the federal government, Texas entered a long period of economic stagnation. Four major industries shaped the Texas economy prior to World War II: cattle and bison, cotton and oil. Before and after the U. S. Civil War the cattle industry, which Texas came to dominate, was a major economic driver for the state, thus creating the traditional image of the Texas cowboy. In the 19th century cotton and lumber grew to be major industries as the cattle industry became less lucrative, it was though, the discovery of major petroleum deposits that initiated an economic boom which became the driving force behind the economy for much of the 20th century. With strong investments in universities, Texas developed a diversified economy and high tech industry in the mid-20th century.
As of 2015, it is second on the list of the most Fortune 500 companies with 54. With a growing base of industry, the state leads in many industries, including agriculture, energy and electronics, biomedical sciences. Texas has led the U. S. in state export revenue since 2002, has the second-highest gross state product. If Texas were a sovereign state, it would be the 10th largest economy in the world; the name Texas, based on the Caddo word táyshaʼ "friend", was applied, in the spelling Tejas or Texas, by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves the Hasinai Confederacy, the final -s representing the Spanish plural. The Mission San Francisco de los Tejas was completed near the Hasinai village of Nabedaches in May 1690, in what is now Houston County, East Texas. During Spanish colonial rule, in the 18th century, the area was known as Nuevo Reino de Filipinas "New Kingdom of the Philippines", or as provincia de los Tejas "province of the Tejas" also provincia de Texas, "province of Texas", it was incorporated as provincia de Texas into the Mexican Empire in 1821, declared a republic in 1836.
The Royal Spanish Academy recognizes both spellings and Texas, as Spanish-language forms of the name of the U. S. State of Texas; the English pronunciation with /ks/ is unetymological, based in the value of the letter x in historical Spanish orthography. Alternative etymologies of the name advanced in the late 19th century connected the Spanish teja "rooftile", the plural tejas being used to designate indigenous Pueblo settlements. A 1760s map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin shows a village named Teijas on Trinity River, close to the site of modern Crockett. Texas is the second-largest U. S. state, with an area of 268,820 square miles. Though 10% larger than France and twice as large as Germany or Japan, it ranks only 27th worldwide amongst country subdivisions by size. If it were an independent country, Texas would be the 40th largest behind Zambia. Texas is in the south central part of the United States of America. Three of its borders are defined by rivers; the Rio Grande forms a natural border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas to the south.
The Red River forms a natural border with Arkansas to the north. The Sabine River forms a natural border with Louisiana to the east; the Texas Panhandle has an eastern border with Oklahoma at 100° W, a northern border with Oklahoma at 36°30' N and a western
A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish. The term is used in Canada, Romania and the United States. County towns have a similar function in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, in Jamaica. In most of the United States, counties are the political subdivisions of a state; the city, town, or populated place that houses county government is known as the seat of its respective county. The county legislature, county courthouse, sheriff's department headquarters, hall of records and correctional facility are located in the county seat though some functions may be located or conducted in other parts of the county if it is geographically large. A county seat is but not always, an incorporated municipality; the exceptions include the county seats of counties that have no incorporated municipalities within their borders, such as Arlington County, Virginia. Ellicott City, the county seat of Howard County, is the largest unincorporated county seat in the United States, followed by Towson, the county seat of Baltimore County, Maryland.
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Handbook of Texas
The Handbook of Texas is a comprehensive encyclopedia of Texas geography and historical persons published by the Texas State Historical Association. The original Handbook was the brainchild of TSHA President Walter Prescott Webb of The University of Texas history department, it was published as a two-volume set in 1952, with a supplemental volume published in 1976. In 1996, the New Handbook of Texas was published, expanding the encyclopedia to six volumes and over 23,000 articles. In 1999, the Handbook of Texas Online went live with the complete text of the print edition, all corrections incorporated into the handbook's second printing, about 400 articles not included in the print edition due to space limitations; the handbook continues to be updated online, contains over 25,000 articles. The online version includes entries on general topics, such as "Texas since World War II", biographies such as notable Texans Samuel Houston and W. D. Twichell, ranches such as the Matador, geographical entries such as "Waco, Texas".
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Johnson City, Texas
Johnson City is a city in Blanco County, United States. The population was 1,656 at the 2010 census, it is the county seat of Blanco County. Johnson City was the hometown of President Lyndon Johnson and was founded by James Polk Johnson, nephew of Samuel Ealy Johnson, Sr. and uncle to President Johnson. James Polk Johnson donated a 320-acre site on the Pedernales River for the founding of the town in 1879; the county seat of Blanco County was moved to Johnson City in 1890. Johnson City is located in central Blanco County at 30°16′35″N 98°24′29″W, about 1 mile south of the Pedernales River. U. S. Routes 281 and 290 join near the center of town; the two highways run south out of town together. According to the United States Census Bureau, Johnson City has a total area of 1.7 square miles, all land. Johnson City experiences a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers and a comfortable winter. Temperatures range from 82 °F or 27.8 °C in the summer to 47 8.3 °C during winter. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,191 people, 442 households, 317 families residing in the city.
The population density was 891.7 people per square mile. There were 490 housing units at an average density of 366.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 89.67% White, 0.84% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 8.23% from other races, 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.57% of the population. There were 442 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.1% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.07. In the city, the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,148, the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $30,529 versus $21,607 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,977. About 9.2% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.8% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over. The Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, operated by the National Park Service, is 12 miles west of Johnson City. Johnson City is served by the Johnson City Independent School District; the district has middle school and high school. Students attend Lyndon B. Johnson High School; the Johnson City Record Courier is a weekly newspaper published in Johnson City. It was established in 1883. KFAN-FM/107.9 is licensed to serve Johnson City. City of Johnson City official website Johnson City Chamber of Commerce Johnson City Record Courier Johnson City from the Handbook of Texas Online Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Johnson City Independent School District City-Data.com