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LONDON, Texas

Pronounced: "LUN-done"

Population (2000): 180COL Index (2008):
Elevation: 1,703 ftArea: undefinedCounty: Kimble
Zip Code: 76854Area Code: 325-475Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 30.68° N, 99.6° W
Location: 18 mi NE of Junction, 32 mi SE of Menard, 25 mi SW of Mason, in NE corner of county.
Highways: US-377, CR-370, RR-1221Creeks: NoneRivers: NoneLakes: None


BACKGROUND INFORMATION London Post Office

CITY: Unincorporated

CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Nothing formal. Most businesses align with Junction.

NEIGHBORING TOWNS: 14 mi S of Hext, 15 mi SW of Streeter, 8 mi N of Yates

PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching, farming

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: See full details in Directory below. London Dance Hall
  • London Dance Hall: Historic Dance Hall. Live music and dances every Sat night. 18 mi N of Junction. www.londaondancehall.com. See full details in our Portal profile for Hill Country Dance Halls.
NEARBY & HILL COUNTRY-WIDE ATTRACTIONS: See Attractions.
Some of the very nearby attractions include:
  • Ft McKavett State Historical Site: 325-396-2358; An 82 acre park facility 22 mi SW of Menard in Menard County, governed by the State Historical Commission. Open daily to the public, 8a-5p. Established in 1852. General William T. Sherman once called Fort McKavett "the prettiest post in Texas." Web. Included in the Texas Forts Trail: Web
  • Junction: Park; Golf; Scenic Drives
  • Menard: Golf; Historic Mission & Fort; Ditch Walk & Historic Buildings; Museum; River Adventures
PARKS: There are state parks in the greater area as profiled on the Parks page. Nearby parks include:
  • Junction: South Llano River State Park
  • Menard: Fort McKavett State Historical Site
Local city parks include: None

EVENT CALENDAR:
  • Oct: Mini-Fair
  • Nov: Hunter's Breakfast
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.

On-Going Events: For full details on each event see Hill Country Market Days, Trade Days, Farmers Markets:

WEATHER: Local Weather; Hill Country-wide Weather

MEDIA COVERAGE: MAPS: Local Google; Hill Country Special Maps

HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: "LONDON, TEXAS (Kimble County). London, also known as London Town, is a farming community on U.S. Highway 377 about eighteen miles northeast of Junction in northeastern Kimble County. The town was established in the late 1870s or early 1880s by Len L. Lewis, a horse trader and former officer in the Union Army who moved to the area in 1878. After marrying a local widow, Lewis bought a half-section of land and proceeded with his plans to build a town that he hoped would become a trade center for the region. In 1881 a store was opened on the site by Ed, Tom, and Robert Stevenson (the last the future father of Coke Robert Stevenson), and soon thereafter Lewis laid out a townsite. The plan included forty town lots and a town square, as Lewis hoped that his town would eventually become the county seat for a new county. The site was named London in 1882, when a post office was established at the store; and about this same time a Methodist Church Society was organized there. About thirty people lived in London in 1884. The town was on one of the branches of a cattle trail, and a number of local men were cattle drivers. By 1896 London had about 100 residents and had grown to include a blacksmith shop, a flour mill and cotton gin, a saloon, two hotels, two general stores, and Christian, Methodist, and Baptist churches. In 1914 London had five general stores, and about 175 people lived there. The town continued to grow during the 1920s, and by 1931 it had sixteen businesses and an estimated population of 360. Though its population fell by about half during the Great Depression, it revived during World War II, and by 1943 London had fifteen businesses and a population of about 420. The 1948 county highway map showed thirteen businesses, two churches, a school, and scattered dwellings at the site. London later declined, as farms in the area were consolidated and mechanized. By 1952 the town had eight businesses and about 250 residents; by 1972 it had four businesses and about 110 residents. London revived somewhat during the mid-1970s, and in 1982 it had four businesses and a population of 180. From 1992 through 2000 the population remained at 180."

There is another London, Texas (NW part of Rusk County, where the infamous London School explosion occurred) as well as a New London SE of Dallas.

PRIOR CITY NAMES: London Town

HISTORICAL MARKERS:

CEMETERIES:
  • London Cemetery: S of town on CR 350
AVAILABLE SERVICES: Gas: no; Convenience Stores: yes; Restaurants: no; Lodging: yes (guest cabins; Grocery Stores: no; Banks: no; Vehicle Repair: yes; Hospital: no; Med Clinic: no; Post Office: yes; Public Schools: no; Cemetery: yes

OTHER PROFILES: City Data (not available); ePodunk; Texas Escapes; Travel Texas (not available); Wikipedia

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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY


CHURCHES
Baptist

LONDON BAPTIST CHURCH: 325-475-2078; 212 Llano St, London, TX 76854

LONDON CHURCH OF CHRIST: 325-475-3202; US-377, London, TX 76854
Methodist
LONDON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: London, TX 76854

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Fire & Rescue
LONDON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: 325-475-2090, 17527 US-377 N, London, TX 76854




LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT: Unincorporated

LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Kimble County Government Offices

STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: For offices that represent the Hill Country,
see: Texas & Federal Government Offices

USPS US POSTAL SERVICE (USPS): 800-275-8777; www.usps.com
Local post office: 325-475-2254; 17295 US-377 N, London, TX 76854


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DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:

See full list of leases for this town at: Hunting & Fishing.




HIDDEN SPRINGS GUEST HOUSE: 325-475-9471, 866-475-9471; London, TX 76854. 4 mi N of town off US-377

TERMINUS: 16871 Erna Rd, London, TX 76854. N of town off US-377. Facebook


MISCELLANEOUS GOODS & SERVICES


BAUER FARMING ENTERPRISES: 325-265-4438; 24834 US-377 N, London, TX 76854. www.bfetexas.com

CACTUS JACK GIFTS: 325-475-2425; 19255 US-377 N, London, TX 76854. www.cactusjackgifts.com

COMFORT KEEPERS: 325-475-2224; 2084 RR 385, London, TX 76854. Home health services

DAWN'S VIDEO: 17451 US-377 N, London, TX 76854

EAGLE TERMITE & PEST CONTROL: 325-475-3209; London, TX 76854

GLE RANCH: 325-475-3492; POB 70, London, TX 78054

GOTNEAUX CREEK VINEYARD: 512-415-6442; 13140 US-377 N, London, TX 76854.

HOFFMAN SERVICES: 830-928-3531; 3531 RR 479, London, TX 76854

IVY CHAPEL & SCHOOL: See Historical Marker

KNOTTS, DON & ROSE: 325-446-4036; POB 207, London, TX 76854

LLANO RIVER RANCH: 325-475-3401; London, TX 76854

LONDON DANCE HALL: 325-475-2921; US-377, London, TX 76854, 18 mi N of Junction. Historic Dance Hall. Live music and dances every Sat night

LONDON LONGHORN CO: 325-475-9445; London, TX 76854

PAGE'S PASTURES LLC: 325-215-9390; London, TX 76854. Farm raised pork

RED CREEK NATURE RANCH: 325-475-2901; London, TX 76854 (6.7 mi N off US-377 at 6870 KC 372). www.redcreeknatureranch.com

S P SHOP: 325-475-2050; 17384 US-377 N, London, TX 76854. Auto repair

SHORT STOP CONVENIENCE STORE: 325-475-2431; 17483 US-377 N, London, TX 76854

TERESA'S COUNTRY CANDLES: 325-475-2314; POB 144; 267 Ashby Dr, London, TX 76854. Facebook. Teresa Leach

TRIPLE T FENCING AND CONSTRUCTION: 325-218-2715; 556 Tri County Rd, London, TX 76854. Facebook

WRIGHT RANCH: POB 300, London, TX 76854

WW CATTLE COMPANY: Doyle Weitz/Bob Weitz, POB 40, London, TX 76854


NON-PROFIT & PUBLIC SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS


LONDON COMMUNITY BUILDING: US-377 N, London, TX 76854
FFA
FFA (FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA): HQ: Austin, TX. www.texasffa.org. Facebook
A dynamic youth organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. An integral part of a systematic, local school-based agricultural science instructional program.
Local Chapter: London FFA

HILL COUNTRY HERITAGE ASSN: 325-265-4238; 24489 US-377 N, London, TX 76854




RIVERSIDE REALTY: 888-928-4161; US-377, London, TX 76854


SCHOOLS


Public education in the community of London is provided by the Junction Independent School District.




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