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"Stay Friendly in Henly!"Population: 55Elevation: 1,201 ftArea: undefinedCounty: Hays
Zip Code: 78636Area Code: 830Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 30.3° N, 98.1° W
Location: Between Dripping Springs & Johnson City, just N of US-290, on far NW side of county
Highways: US-290, FM-165Rivers: None
CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
- FRIENDS OF HENLY: Facebook
- KEEP HENLY CLEAN: keephenlyclean.com. Dedicated to Preserving the Environmental Health and Safety of Henly. Action group to stop the proposed Austin Ready-Mix concrete plant from being built in Henly.
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: None
NEARBY & HILL COUNTRY-WIDE ATTRACTIONS: See Attractions
Some of the very nearby attractions include:
- Blanco: Historic Town Square & Courthouse; Real Ale Brewing Co
- Dripping Springs: Museums, Scenic Drives; The Springs; Arts
- Johnson City: Exotic Zoo Resort; Texas Hills Winery; Whittington's Jerky; Historic Courthouse & Jail; Lavender Farms; Wildflower Capital; Bamberger Ranch; LBJ Boyhood Home
- Blanco: Blanco State Park
- Johnson City: Pedernales Falls State Park; LCRA Pedernales River Nature Park; LBJ National Park
- Jun (early): Henly VFW BBQ Fundraiser, 11a-2p, at fire station, with bouncy house, silent auction, contact David Wright 281-782-8401
WEATHER: Local Weather; Hill Country-wide Weather
MEDIA COVERAGE: MAPS: Local Google; Hill Country Special Maps
HISTORY: Handbook of Texas: ". . . grew up in the 1880s at a rural crossroads on the route from Austin to Johnson City. It was named for the original owner of the site. Henly was an agricultural community recognized in the mid-1880s for its cotton shipments. For a while it had a justice of the peace, a small medical practice, and a community school. A post office opened in 1881. Population estimates remained at twenty-five from 1884 to 1965. During this period the number of recorded businesses fell from four (1930s) to two (1940s) to none (after 1952). Although the population figure rose to fifty-five in 1968, the post office was discontinued in the late 1960s. In 1990 and again in 2000 the population was estimated at fifty-five."
PRIOR CITY NAMES:
HISTORICAL MARKERS: See Texas Historical Commission's Historic Sites Atlas: atlas.thc.state.tx.us. Includes interactive map plus detailed descriptions of historical markers, cemeteries, museums, all searchable by county.
CEMETERIES: See THC Historic Sites Atlas above.
- Henly Cemetery: Lat-Long (30° 11.809' N 98° 14.366' W); From intersection of US US-290 and FM 3232 W of Henly, go 100 yards W on 290 to small dirt road on R (N) side of 290. Gate usually locked, but if not, go .2 miles to end of road.
- See: Blanco County Cemetery Photos, Facts & Directions (mislabeled county, should be Hays)
OTHER PROFILES: City Data: Not available; ePodunk; Texas Escapes Not available; Travel Texas: Not available; Wikipedia: not available
The area name of Henly is often misspelled as "Henley".
The businesses listed below located along US-290 have telephone and postal addresses in Johnson City in Blanco County, some 12 miles or so NW of Henly (located in Hays County). These businesses are actually very close to and locally thought of as being in the Henly area and not in Johnson City. Since Henly is unincorporated, there are no city limits, and thus we include these businesses here in the Henly "area" description. Most services are provided through Johnson City.
We welcome inquiries, comments and submission of updates, additions, corrections & digital photos,
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers
HENLY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: Admin: 512-858-5451; 7520 Creek Rd, Henly, TX 78636 (listed as 7072 US-290 W, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. Annual BBQ fundraiser early June.
CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies
LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT: Unincorporated
LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Hays County Government Offices
STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: For offices that represent the Hill Country,
see: Texas & Federal Government Offices
DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:
See full list of leases for this town at: Hunting & Fishing.
CENTEX DIESEL & AUTOMOTIVE: 210-744-2484; US-290, Henly, TX 78636
CENTRAL TEXAS DIESEL REPAIR: 830-868-7265; 217 Southern Dr, Henly/Johnson City, TX 78636. centraltexasdiesel.com
CENTRAL TEXAS EXCAVATION: 512-585-9461; 2911 FM-165, Henly/Johnson City, TX 78620
COTTONWOOD CREEK RV PARK: 512-858-0321, 877-858-0321; 2951 FM-165 (S of US-290), Henly, TX 78636. cottonwoodcreekrvpark.com
DALLY'S SALOON (DOWN UNDER): 830-868-4200; 9097 US-290 E, Henly/Johnson City, TX 78636-4104. dallysdownunder.com
DOUBLE A CAFE: 830-868-2800; 7678 US-290 E, Henly/Johnson City, TX 78636. Next to Friday's Store. Open Daily 11a
FRIDAY'S GENERAL STORE: 830-868-9014; 7678 US-290 E, Henly/Johnson City, TX 78636. Shell gas
GRIMES DEER & HOG PROCESSING: 281-433-3243; 719 Old Red Ranch Rd (off Henly Loop), Henly/Johnson City, TX 78636
HARTS OF TEXAS BAR-B-Q: 830-868-0846; 7678 US-290 E, Henly/Johnson City, TX 78636. Inside the General Store
HENLY BAPTIST CHURCH: 512-858-7747; 200 Henly Loop, Henly/Johnson City, TX 78636. henlybaptistchurch.org
STONE VALLEY TEXAS OUTDOOR MUSIC PARK: 512-829-4047; 7508 US-290 E, Henly/Johnson City, TX 78636. stonevalleytexas.com
PEDERNALES PEDDLER ROCK SHOP: Moved to Johnson City.
SPRINGER MOBILE SMALL ENGINE REPAIR: 956-342-5925, RR-165, Henly/Johnson City, TX 78636
TRIPLE J RANCHES: 512-656-8345; 7678 US-290 E, Henly/Johnson City, TX 78636. triplejranches.webs.com. Retail store
WEST HENLY BOIL SHACK: 830-225-4701; 7792 US-290 E, Henly/Johnson City, TX 78636. westhenlyboilshack.com. Beer, food
WEST HENLY MATERIALS: 512-392-6869; 8277 US-290 E, Henly/Johnson City, TX 78636. westhenlymaterials.com. Limestone quarry
WILD WOODS OF TEXAS: 830-868-2081; US-290 E, Henly/Johnson City, TX 78636
YOGA BY DINA: 512-934-1552; 200 Henly Loop, Henly/Johnson City, TX 78636. Facebook.
LOCAL UTILITY PROVIDERS: See Blanco and Spring Branch
PEDERNALES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (PEC): pec.coop. A Texas non-profit corporation owned by its members, the largest electric cooperative in the country, coves 8,100 square miles, 214,000 members, with assets over $1 billion.
HQ, Connections & Service Startup: 1-888-554-4732
Emergencies, Outages & Marking of Underground Utility Lines, 24x7: 1-888-883-3379
Nearest Local Office: See above for Johnson City
HILL COUNTRY-WIDE UTILITY PROVIDERS:
For Hill Country area utility service providers (electric, gas, water, sewer, trash),
telecom providers (land lines, cellular service, TV, internet), and related services (package delivery, newspaper, etc.), click: Utilities & Telecom
SANDY ROAD GUEST HAUS:
Upscale Western-style Guest House Lodging
in a Beautiful Ranch Setting in the Gorgeous Texas Hill Country
Reservations & Information: 281-300-7177
9242 RR 1320 (Sandy Road), Johnson City, TX 78636
Web: SandyRoadGuestHaus.com Email: info@SandyRoadGuestHaus.com
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