Cofran's Texas . . .
Hill Country Portal
"Gateway To The Hill Country"
Population (2009): 2000+
COL Index (2008): 82.7
Elevation: 814 ft
Area: 5.3 sm
County: NW Travis
Zip Code: 78645
Area Code: 512
Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 30° 29' 19.94 N, 97° 55' 27.15 W
Location: 20 mi NW of Austin
; SW of Cedar Park; N of Hudson Bend
3 mi E of Lago Vista
; on N shore of Lake Travis
Highways: RM 1431
Creeks: Big Sandy Creek
CITY OF JONESTOWN: 512-267-3244
18649 FM 1431, Ste 4A, Jonestown, TX 78645
Web: www.jonestown.org; Email: not available
CHAMBER & TOURISM: Now combined with Lago Vista
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES: Nothing formal
SMALLER NEIGHBORING TOWNS: Volente
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Water recreation, rural residential community, commuter community of Austin
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: Lake Travis water recreation, Parks
NEARBY & HILL COUNTRY-WIDE ATTRACTIONS: See Attractions.
Some of the very nearby attractions include:
LAGO VISTA: AIRPOWER MUSEUM; GOLF; BALCONES CANYONLANDS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
PARKS: There are many state, county and LCRA parks in the greater area as profiled on the Parks page.
City parks include:
JONES BROTHERS PARK: Located at the end of Park Dr and along the shores of Lake Travis, this 32 acre park offers a variety of amenities that include covered picnic sites, ball fields, sand volleyball court, tennis/ basketball court, walking paths and a playscape. This park has a lengthy shoreline for swimming or fishing. Canoe and kayak rental. 3 public boat ramps. 2 covered pavilions.
VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK: Located on FM 1431, it features a bronze statue of a young soldier entitled "Going Home" and a beautiful picnic area under the canopy of stately oak trees.
PECAN BOTTOM PARK: By a rock damn in Sandy Creek.
Nearby parks include:
DAVE REED PARK: (Travis County Park)
LAURA REED PARK: Primitive, with picnicking and hiking. (Travis County Park)
LAGO VISTA: BALCONES CANYONLANDS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE; ARKANSAS BEND PARK; GLOSTER BEND RECREATION AREA
LAKEWAY: near MANSFIELD DAM PARK
POINT VENTURE: DINK PEARSON PARK, ARKANSAS BEND PARK
VOLENTE: BOB WENTZ-WINDY POINT PARK; HIPPIE HOLLOW PARK; SANDY CREEK PARK; CYPRESS CREEK PARK; TOM HUGHES PARK
For full details on these and nearby events see Festivals & Major Events, Trade Days & Farmers Markets, Live Entertainment, and calendars on our other focus topic pages accessible from the menu above.
- Dec: Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
WEATHER: Weather Underground
ON-LINE NEWS: TOPIX NEWS
MAPS: Google; GeoHack
HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: ". . . It was established in the late 1930s by Emmet A. Jones and his brother, Warren. The community was incorporated in the 1980s and reported a population of 683 in 1988."
From the City web site: "Jonestown has existed as a populated rural community since it was originally settled by the Jones brothers, Emmett and Warren in the late 1930's. Around 1940, Warren built the first commercial structure in what is now Jonestown. When Mansfield Dam was increased in height, and Lake Travis was filled, the development of Jonestown as a lake resort became possible. Begun at first as a haven for weekend fishermen and boaters, more and more people built their permanent residence here and commuted to work in Austin. A few fishing cabins still remain, but large, new homes are being built on estate lots in gated communities, many with lake-front or lake views. The City of Jonestown incorporated as a General Law City in 1985, as did other small towns around the area, in response to the City of Austin's aggressive move to incorporate the Colorado River bed as far as Marble Falls. The widening and straightening of FM 1431 to Highway 183 in 1982 enhanced this population change and provided a most eye-pleasing Farm to Market Road where folks come to start the
tour of the Highland Lakes. It rapidly grew from an incorporated population of 683 in 1988 to a population of 1,681 as reported in the 2000 Census. It is estimated at over 2000 at present time."
NATIONAL REGISTRY SITES:
AVAILABLE SERVICES: Gas: yes; Convenience Stores: yes; Restaurants: yes; Lodging: yes; Grocery Stores: yes; Banks: yes; Vehicle Repair: yes; Hospital: yes; Med Clinic: yes; Post Office: yes; Public Schools: yes; Cemetery: yes
OTHER PROFILES: Wikipedia; ePodunk; City Data; Texas Escapes; Travel Texas (not available)
We welcome submission of updates, additions, corrections & digital photos, without compensation.
BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: 512-267-1544; 19000 RR 1431, Jonestown, TX 78645.
SOUTH JONESTOWN CHURCH:
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT:
JONESTOWN, CITY OF: 512-267-3244; 18649 FM 1431, Ste 4A, Jonestown, TX 78645. www.jonestown.org
LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: 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.
MISCELLANEOUS GOODS & SERVICES
ALAN "BONES" DAVIS: 512-466-3170; Jonestown, TX 78645. www.bonesdavis.com. For profit and some charity Solo Musician: Folk, folk rock, country;
DAVE'S AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES: 512-267-9755; 18669 FM 1431, Jonestown, TX 78645
DEER CANYON STABLES: 512-636-2592; 10720 Deer Canyon Rd, Jonestown, TX 78645. www.deercanyonstables.com. Horse boarding, riding lessons & training.
EAGLE EYE GUNSMITH: 512-297-2898; 19624D FM 1431, Jonestown, TX 78645
EDWARD JONES: 19621 FM 1431, Ste 401, Jonestown, TX 78645
HAPPY EWE: 512-284-7408; 18360 FM 1431, Ste B, Jonestown, TX 78645. www.happyewefibers.com. Crochet, knit, spin, weave
HILL COUNTRY HANDYMAN AND PAINTING SERVICES: 512-636-2592; 10726 Deer Canyon Rd, Jonestown, TX 78645
LINTONMANCILLA: 512-579-7910; 18709 Double Canyon Dr, Jonestown, TX 78645. www.LintonMancilla.com. Acoustic, adult contemporary musical ensemble
NORTHSHORE HOMES: 18604 FM 1431, Jonestown, TX 78645
REGIONS BANK: 512-267-5900; 18643 FM 1431, Jonestown, TX 78645. www.regions.com
TEXAS PAINTBALL: 512-257-8728; 18300 Medina Vista Ln, Jonestown, TX 78645. www.txpb.com
PUBLIC SERVICES-LOCAL GOVERNMENT
HOSPITAL: Jonestown, TX 78645. 150 beds with advanced services
JONESTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY: 512-267-7511; 18649 FM 1431, Ste 10A, Jonestown, TX 78645. Web; email@example.com
SCHOOLS: The City of Jonestown is served by the Leander and Lago Vista Independent School Districts.
COLDWELL BANKER - SAM BILLINGS: 512-267-3292; 18670 RR 1431, Jonestown, TX 78645. www.sgbillings.com
JONES & CARTER REAL ESTATE: 512-635-2783; 18650 FM 1431, Jonestown, TX 78645. Bill Vines, Realtor
NORTHWEST HORIZON PROPERTIES: 19624 FM 1431, Jonestown, TX 78645
SILVERTON REAL ESTATE: 512-801-7998; 18592 FM 1481, Jonestown, TX 78645
BAKER'S BAKERY: 512-789-2074; 17916 Crystal Cove, Jonestown, TX 78645
HOMETOWN PIZZA: 512-428-4814; 18601 FM 1431, Jonestown, TX 78645. www.hometownpizzajonestown.com
LA CHAPARRITA MEXICAN FOOD: 512-267-1041; 18638 FM 1431, Jonestown, TX 78645
LARRY'S LONE STAR BAR & ICEHOUSE: 512-267-2234; 18655 FM 1431, Jonestown, TX 78645. Entertainment
MAN YEE CUISINE: (512) 267-9618; 18784 FM 1431, Jonestown, TX 78645-9666
PARRAIN'S LOUISIANA KITCHEN: 512-215-9319; 18653 FM 1431, Jonestown, TX 78645. www.facebook.com/parrains. Cajun & Creole Restaurant
RUMIS TAVERN: 512-267-4327; 18626 FM 1431, Jonestown, TX 78645
A MOUNTAIN TOP RV PARK: 512-940-8400; 11400 Mtn Top Circle, Jonestown, TX 78645-2306
LOCAL UTILITY PROVIDERS:
JONESTOWN WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION: 512-267-7144
TAYLOR BUTANE/PROPANE: 512-362-5249
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:
An upscale Western-style Guest House Bed & Breakfast
in a Beautiful Ranch Setting in the Gorgeous Texas Hill Country
B&B Reservations & Information: 281-300-7177
9242 RR 1320 (Sandy Road), Johnson City, TX 78636
Web: www.SandyRoadGuestHaus.com Email: info@SandyRoadGuestHaus.com
Come Relax & Enjoy!
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