Blanco County, Texas

 


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  Johnson City is the County Seat of Blanco County.  It was named for the pioneer Johnson Family, ancestors of President Lyndon B. Johnson.    Blanco County is a farm and ranch area.  Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Information Center is two blocks south of U. S. 90.   The old Johnson Ranch was called the Johnson Settlement, owned by President Johnson's grandfather and great-uncle from 1867 to 1872.  It was the gathering point of a seven county area for cattle drives.  It also served as an aid station for those wounded in the Deer Creek Indian Battle.  It originally was a dog run cabin, barn and other buildings. The Pedernales Falls State Park which has 4,800 scenic acres is also located in Blanco County.

 

Thanks to the former County Coordinator Wanda Qualls for her dedication to this site. I am truly honored to be her successor and hope that as a researcher I can make this site one everyone will want to bookmark. I have retained her hard work in a new format and welcome input on the revisions. I want this to be easily accessible and easy to read. In doing so, I have enlarged & changed the fonts for low vision & those needing larger print. Dodie Weidner

 

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"A people that take no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by their descendants."     Macauley

Document Your Family History

Do You Have Older Living Relatives? Interview them at the earliest opportunity. Document their irreplaceable "Library" of knowledge concerning your family history. Don't look back some day, having thought you had all the time in the world, only to realize you didn't.  Then, share the Knowledge. As our elders grow older, we must encourage them to again tell the old stories that make us laugh until tears run, or cry sweet tears of remembrance. The voices that tell stories today are echoes of our loved ones who have come and gone before us.  We must strive to document and tell the life-stories that will mean so much to our descendants. Write your history, including life events that may seem trivial to you now, but will be a priceless treasure to your loved ones. Save, protect and share these stories with your family.

Thank You

Joel Honeycutt and Pat Althaus
Blanco County Historical Commission,  

101 Pitchfork, Johnson City, TX 78636.

Last update: April 18, 2014