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MASON, Texas

"Gem of the Hill Country"

Population (2012): 2,117Elevation: 1,539 ftArea: 3.7 smCounty: Mason (county seat)
Zip Code: 76856Area Code: 325-347Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 30° 44' 52" N, 99° 13' 55" W
Location: 42 mi NW of Fredericksburg, 29 mi S of Brady, 34 mi W of Llano, 45 NE of Junction, 38 mi SE of Menard
Highways: US 87, TX 29, RR 1871, RR 377Creeks: ComancheRivers: None


BACKGROUND INFORMATION Mason City Logo

CITY: CHAMBER & TOURISM:
  • Mason County Chamber Of CommerceMason Chamber
    325-347-5758
    POB 156, 108 Ft McKavitt St,
    Mason, TX 76856
    www.masontxcoc.com
Downtown Ft McKavitt Street in Mason ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES: Nothing formal

NEIGHBORING TOWNS: 7 mi W of Art, 19 mi NW of Castell, 7 mi SE of Katemcy Rocks, 27 mi NE of London

PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: tourism, hunting, fishing, kayaking, ranching, wineries, wildflowers, art galleries, antiques

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: See full details in Directory below.
  • Comanche Creek Golf Course
  • Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve
  • Eckert James River Bat CaveFort Mason: Established in 1851 as part of a line of army forts from the Rio Grande to the Red River to open new areas and provide protection for settlers. A training ground for generals.
  • Gene Zesch's Woodcarving Exhibition
  • Historic Mason County Courthouse: Downtown Mason, Greek Revival style set on a rare 'Double Block' Courthouse Square (two sides are two blocks long), one of the few in the State of Texas.
  • Mason County Historical Museum
  • Odeon Theater: Restored historic theater. One movie at a time.
  • Sandstone Cellars Winery & Mason County Vineyards: An insightful boutique winery just off the town square in Mason. Tasting room.
  • Mason County Historical MuseumSeaquist Victorian Mansion: Built of sandstone, this 22-room house is elaborately detailed with carved limestone. Group tours available. See full details below
  • Topaz Hunting: Topaz is the official Texas state gem. Colorless and light-blue varieties of topaz are found in Precambrian granite in the vicinity of Streeter in Mason County (per TSHA). Topaz is not produced commercially. Rockhounders should contact Wesley Loeffler, Menard Route, Mason, TX 76856, 325-347-6415, or stop at Nu-Way Grocery (on the NW corner of the Square), Country Collectibles on US 87 N, Benjie's Books & Gifts, or Underwood's Antiques, who offer cut and mounted stones and local hunting advice. See Gray's Blog, and Mason Gems
NEARBY & HILL COUNTRY-WIDE ATTRACTIONS: See Attractions

Some of the very nearby attractions include: Odeon Theater-in Mason
  • Bend: Alamosa Wine Cellers
  • Bluffton: Lake Buchanan
  • Brady: Golf, Music Museums; Courthouse & Jail; Historic Train Depot
  • Lake Buchanan Area: Buchanan Dam & Museum & Visitor Center; Vanishing Texas River Cruise; Canyon Of The Eagles Lodge & Nature Park; State & LCRA Parks
  • Burnet: Austin Steam Train Association's "Hill Country Flyer"; Highland Lakes Air Museum;
  • Fort Croghan; Delaware Springs Golf Course; Perissos Vineyard And Winery; Falkenstein Castle
  • Castell: River Recreation
  • Fredericksburg: Fort; Butterfly Ranch; Herb Farm; Theater; Trade Days; Museums; Dulcimers; Historic German Downtown; Jewelry Workshop; Rockbox; Wildseed Farm; Cowboy Ranch
  • Hilltop: Restaurant
  • Junction: Park; Golf; Scenic Drives
  • Kingsland: Falkenstein Castle; Inks Lake State Park; Inks Lake Dam National Fish Hatchery; Longhorn Cavern State Park; Buchanan Dam; Golf Courses; Packsaddle Mountain; Historic Rail Yard Complex
  • Lampasas: Downtown National Historical District; Pillar Bluff Vineyards; Texas Legato Winery; Keystone Square Museum; Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden; Golf; Mayborn Planetarium & Space Theater
  • Llano: Parks; Golf; Hill Country Wildlife Museum; Llano County Historical Museum; Lantex Theater
  • Menard: Golf; Historic Mission & Fort; Ditch Walk & Historic Buildings; Museum; River Adventures
  • Richland Springs: Rising Star Winery
  • Tow: Fall Creek Vineyards/winery; Lake Buchanan
PARKS: There are many state, county and LCRA parks in the greater area as profiled on the Parks page. These nearby parks include:
  • Bend: Colorado Bend State Park
  • Bluffton: Black Rock LCRA Park; Cedar Point Recreation Area
  • Lake Buchanan Area: Canyon Of The Eagles Nature Park; State & LCRA Parks
  • Burnet: Longhorn Cavern State Park; Inks Lake State Park; Inks Lake Dam National Fish Hatchery
  • Fredericksburg: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site & National Museum Of The Pacific War; Enchanted Rock State Natural Area; Lady Bird Municipal Park
  • Junction: South Llano River State Park
  • Kingsland: Inks Lake State Park; Inks Lake Dam National Fish Hatchery; Longhorn Cavern State Park; Nightengale Archaeological Center
  • Llano: Badu City Park, Leonard Grenwelge County Park, Moore Memorial Park, Ray House & Grounds, Robinson City Park
  • Menard: Fort McKavett State Historical Site
  • San Saba: San Saba River Nature Park
Local city parks include:
  • Fort Mason City Park
EVENT CALENDAR:
  • Jan: County Livestock Show
  • Mar: Texas Topaz Day Celebration
  • Apr: Bluebonnet Country Lanes Drives; Home Tour
  • May: Wildflower Country Lanes Drives; Mother's Day Craft Show
  • Jun: Open Tennis Tournament; Catfish Fry
  • Jul: County Fair & Rodeo, Parade; Arts and Crafts Show
  • Oct: Old Yeller Days; Fall Festival; Over the Hill Tennis Tournament; Starving Artist's Show Mason Topaz
  • Nov: Veteran's Day Ceremony; Wild Game Dinner; Light Up Our Town Christmas Festivities
  • Dec: Drive Through Luminary; Home Tour
  • Recurring Events:
  • Every Thur-Sun: Eckert Bat Cave: 6p-9p, 325-347-5970. www.nature.org, Bat Caves
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.

WEATHER: Weather Underground

MEDIA COVERAGE: MAPS: Google, GeoHack

HISTORY: Ft Mason OutpostHandbook of Texas Online: "It grew up around Fort Mason, established in 1851, although some settlers were already in the area before that date. One of the first, William S. Gamel, is thought to have arrived around 1846. Peter Birk and Henry Hick were among the first German settlers who moved west from Fredericksburg. Near the site of present Mason is Gamel Spring, where John O. Meusebach is thought to have signed a treaty with Comanche Chief Ketemoczy in 1847. The area was a favorite Indian campsite, and Gamel Spring was later used as a source of water by Fort Mason. Early settlers gathered around the fort, attracted by the opportunities for employment and protection from Indian attacks. Other settlers were soldiers from the fort whose terms of enlistment had expired. A sutler's store and blacksmith shop formed the nucleus of the early town when they were moved from the actual fort on Post Hill to the nearby community of Mason.

Shortly after the fort was occupied, mail service was established from San Antonio to Mason, and then on to the west. Supplies were also shipped from San Antonio by mule wagon. The Fort Mason post office, one of the county's first, was established three miles from the fort in March 1858 by George W. Todd. The name was changed to Mason in June of that year, and the office was eventually moved into the town itself. One of the first stores in Mason was a picket building erected by W. C. Lewis, who sold ammunition, groceries, and whiskey to soldiers and settlers. A second store was opened around 1860 by James E. Ranck, known as the "father of Mason" because of his efforts to develop the town and draw settlers to the area. He and Ben F. Gooch bought 5,000 acres of nearby land to lease to sharecroppers for cotton growing. In March 1861 the fort was surrendered to Confederate authorities, but it remained virtually unmanned during the Civil War, except for local militia and rangers. During the war years settlers suffered severe Indian attacks, and most of the families in the area congregated in or near the fort for protection. Mason was made the county seat by election on May 20, 1861. In 1866 the fort was reoccupied by federal troops, and there was a resurgence of settlers into the area. The federal government built the first telegraph line in the county through Mason to the western forts; the line was made available to the public until 1868, when the fort was permanently abandoned. When the fort was deserted, both during and after the Civil War, nearby residents appropriated equipment and building materials to use in Mason, until eventually almost all traces of the installation had disappeared. An election was held confirming Mason as county seat, on August 26, 1869, and land within the town was donated for county purposes on July 13, 1870, by William and Caroline Lockhart and John and Kate Gamel.

Shortly after the Civil War a stage route and mail line was established through Mason from San Antonio to El Paso. A picket house built by S. F. Lace Bridges served as the earliest hotel. Bridges later built the Mason House, a popular stage stand and hotel for a number of years. During the post-Civil War period, beef was so cheap that cattle were killed for their hides, and the Ranck store became a center of the hide trade. Shortly after, the demand for meat in the eastern and northern markets caused prices to soar, and by the 1870s Mason was the nucleus of a thriving ranch economy.

Early schools were taught by William Poffard at the home of W. C. Lewis, and by Mrs. Lizzie McGuire in the Mason House hotel. James Ranck and John Lemburg built a mill and gin on Comanche Creek sometime before 1870, which burned in 1890. By 1869 the first stone residences were built in Mason; by 1890 nearly all the buildings were of stone. The first county courthouse and a jail were built in 1869. Previously, court proceedings had been held under an old live oak tree near the town well on the northeast corner of the town square. In 1882 the jail was replaced, and again in 1984. The courthouse and all the county records burned on January 21, 1877; a new building was completed by 1878.

Mason County CourthouseThe oldest church in Mason was probably the Lutheran church organized on February 15, 1872, by Rev. H. Huber; shortly thereafter a building was erected that served as church and school. The Baptist church was organized that same year, and within the next decade numerous other churches of various denominations were established. One of the oldest church buildings surviving into the twentieth century was the Catholic church, built in 1876. James Kibbee and W. S. Vickery published the first newspaper, the Item or News-Item, beginning in 1877. V. N. Loring took it over in 1886 and renamed it the Mason News. Eventually it became the Mason County News, which was still being published in the mid-1980s. A drought in 1887 was so severe that the county had to apply for state aid to assist destitute citizens, but the town's economy suffered no permanent decline. The town's first bank was organized by F. W. Henderson; it later became the first National Bank of Mason. Anna Martin became the first woman bank president in Texas when she founded the Commercial Bank in July 1901; this bank was still in operation as of 1977.

In 1900 an entire row of buildings on the north side of the public square burned, including the post office and a number of businesses. This event encouraged the organization, on September 19, 1900, of the first Mason volunteer fire department, which continued into the mid-1980s. The courthouse was replaced in 1909. In December 1902 the first telephone in the county was installed in the county judge's office in the courthouse. Public utilities were slow to develop in Mason, but the first electric light plant was in operation by 1898, providing limited services, and the West Texas Utilities Company began providing electricity in 1925. Periods of drought during the 1940s and 1950s caused public utilities to boom as the town shifted from the use of private wells to a municipal water system.

Mason HistoryIn 1923 Mason was the largest town in Texas without a railroad, despite numerous attempts over the years to get one. After the increase of automobile use and the development of the Puget Sound-to-the-Gulf Highway, the need for a railroad was minimized, and by the 1930s a number of highways ran through the town. On July 5, 1951, the live oak tree that stood in the town square where the old town well had been had to be removed to prevent interference with traffic. By the 1970s the Mason County Airport, located three miles southeast of town, served the community. All of the rural schools in the county were consolidated with the Mason schools in 1946. This and the development of improved farm roads caused much of the population to concentrate in the county seat. In 1945 Mason incorporated, after several previous attempts, partly in order to build and operate its own electrical system. The Mason Memorial Hospital was opened in 1949 and provided medical services to the entire county.

OldYellerFor most of its history Mason has been primarily a ranching community. Because of the great interest in agriculture, the 4-H Club and other agricultural organizations have been a major concern of both town and county. In 1907 the Mason Business Men's Club was organized; it became the Mason Chamber of Commerce on June 1, 1925. The Maverick Club, which became the Junior Chamber of Commerce in December 1935, organized the Mason County Fair Association, which manages the fair park, established in 1938 and located southeast of town on the San Antonio highway. The annual Mason County Fair and Rodeo draws tourists from all over the state. Mason also attracts many hunters, fishermen, and campers in season. Tourist attractions include the Sequist home, built in the late 1880s by E. M. Reynolds and opened to the public in January 1975; the Mason Bat Caves; and the Fort Mason Museum, which consists of the old officers' quarters restored by the Mason County Historical Society and dedicated in July 1976. The Old Grammar School was renamed the Historical Building and has since housed the county library, a museum, and county offices. The historic Gamel Spring nearby was being used to feed the town swimming pool.

Mason has been the largest town in Mason County for most of its history. Since 1900 its population has generally ranged between an estimated 1,200 and 2,000 people; the 1982 population was 2,153. The town is the center of the county for business, education, and social life. In 1990 the population was 2,041. The population grew to 2,134 in 2000."


PRIOR NAMES: None

HISTORICAL MARKERS:

CEMETERIES:
  • Old & New Gooch: E side of town on TX 29
  • Crosby: NW of town on US 87 & Crosby Cemetery Rd
AVAILABLE SERVICES: Gas: yes; Convenience Stores: yes; Restaurants: yes; Lodging: yes; Grocery Stores: yes; Banks: yes; Vehicle Repair: yes; Hospital: no; Med Clinic: yes; Post Office: yes; Public Schools: yes; Cemetery: yes

IMAGES OF MASON: Nostalgiaville; Flickr

WEB CAM FROM MASON COURTHOUSE SQUARE: Click for video

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

NOTES:

Within the town area, US 87 N is called Ft McKavitt St

The street name is spelled "McKavitt" while the apparent source of the name is actually "McKavett" after whom nearby Ft McKavett was named.)

The Courthouse Square is bounded by US 87 & TX 29 (Ft McKavitt St) on the N (the "Main" street at the Square), San Antonio St on the E, Westmoreland St on the S, and Moody St on the W

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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY




CHEROKEE ROSE: 325-347-0146: 421 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

COUNTRY COLLECTIBLES: 325-347-5249; 320 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

P. V.'s ANTIQUES: 325-347-5516; Mason, TX 76856. On the Square

RED DOOR ANTIQUES: 325-347-6824; Mason, TX 76856

(THE) SHOOTING STAR: 325-347-5301; 108 Live Oak St, Mason, TX 76856

UNDERWOOD ANTIQUE MALL: 325-347-5258; 100 N Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856. On the Square




ARNOLD ART GALLERY: 325-347-6272; 118 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. On The Square

GENE ZESCH: 325-347-5531; Mason, TX 76856. Exhibits at Commercial Bank

MASON ARTISAN GALLERY: 325-347-2965; 117 N Live Oak St, Mason, TX 76856

(THE) MASON GALLERY: 325-347-5225; 108 S Live Oak St, Mason, TX 76856. N side of Square

(THE) PAINTED TREE STUDIO: 325-805-1176; 825 Wren, Mason, TX 76856. www.thepaintedtreestudio.com

PETERS CREEK STUDIOS: 325-347-6380; Mason, TX 76856. www.peterscreekstudios.com

KYLE MARTIN: Paintings displayed at Sandstone Cellars, see below

TONI HURLBUT DESIGNS: 325-347-8267; Moody St, Mason, TX 76856. On the Square. Jewelry


ATTORNEYS


LAW OFFICE OF SHAIN V. H. CHAPMAN: 325-347-6000; 120 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.chapman-law.com

DAVID A. YOUNG: 325-347-1040; 124 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

GEISTWEIDT & WHITWORTH: 325-347-6328; 100 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856. www.masonlegal.com

JACK LEE: 325-347-6388; 100 Broad St, Mason, TX 76856. www.chevron.com


AUTOMOTIVE


BEATY AUTO REPAIR & SERVICES: 325-347-5759; 501 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

DIPSTICKS TIRE & LUBE: 325-347-6108; 830 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.dipstickstireandlube.com

GARY'S REPAIR: 325-347-5694; 121 Crosby Cemetery Rd, Mason, TX 76856

HILL COUNTRY COLLISION REPAIR: 325-347-5767; N Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856

J & K AUTO SERVICES: 325-347-5429; 103 Pontotoc St, Mason, TX 76856

MASON BODY SHOP: 325-347-6885; 210 Camanche St, Mason, TX 76856

STRIPES: 325-347-5133; 616 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.stripesstores.com

WEBER'S CHEVRON: 325-347-0405; 615 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856


BANKS


CAPITAL FARM CREDIT: 325-347-6653; 877-959-5500; 431 Ft McKavitt St (US 87 N), Mason, TX 76856. www.capitalfarmcredit.com

(THE) COMMERCIAL BANK: 325-347-6324; 100 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856. www.tcbmason.com

MASON BANK: 325-347-5911; 111 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856. S side of Square. www.masonnationalbank.com


CHURCHES


BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH: 325-347-6862; 505 Austin St, Mason, TX 76856

CHURCH OF CHRIST: 325-347-5771; 400 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: 325-347-5219; 325 W College Ave, Mason, TX 76856

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 325-347-5105: 210 Broad, Mason, TX 76856. http://fumcmason.org

HILDA UNITED METHODIST: 325-347-6385; 5850 Loeffler Ln, Mason, TX 76856. www.hildaumc.org

MASON COMMUNITY CHURCH: 325-347-5417; 516 N Robin Ave, Mason, TX 76856

MASON GOSPEL CHURCH PARSONAGE: 325-347-5436; 216 Waxwing St, Mason, TX 76856

RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH: 325-347-9497: 217 W College Ave, Mason, TX 76856. www.rolmason.org

SOUTHERN BAPTIST - PRIMERA MASON: 512-347-5219; Mason, TX 76856

ST JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH: 325-347-6932; 210 S Ave B, Mason, TX 76856

ST PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH: 325-347-5582; 104 Magnolia, Mason, TX 76856. http://stpaulmason.com

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MASON FIRE DEPARTMENT: 325-347-6363; Mason, TX 76856




COMANCHE CREEK GOLF COURSE: 325-347-5798; 566 Fair Grounds Rd, Ft Mason Park, Mason, TX 76856-0397. www.masontxcoc.com. Public, municipal, 9 holes, 3101 yds, par 36. Located just SW of town just past the RR 1723 intersection, on E side of US 87. Map




LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT:

MASON, CITY OF: 325-347-6449; 124 Moody, Mason, TX 76856. www.mason.tx.citygovt.org

FORT MASON CITY PARK: 325-347-6449; On US 87 S of Mason Square with 29 RV hookups, all types of camping. Hiking trail, community building, ball fields.

LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Mason County Government Offices

MASON COUNTY AIRPORT (T92): 325-347-5556; 3 mi SE of Mason, TX 76849. Open to public. No tower. Runway; 3,716 x 50 ft; AirNav; Map

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

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY: 325-347-6937; 201 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856-0391

MASON COUNTY AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE OFFICE: 325-347-6459; 505 Moody, Mason, TX 76856. Agents: Brent Drennan, Kristy Powell. http://mason-tx.tamu.edu, mason@ag.tamu.edu USPO

US POST OFFICE: 325-347-5442; 704 Wren St, Mason, TX 76856-9998. www.usps.com


HOME & RANCH IMPROVEMENT CENTERS, CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR SERVICES & SUPPLIES


COMMUNITY SERVICE & SUPPLY: 325-347-5359; 1408 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

DAYTON AIR SOLUTIONS: 325-347-4025; 146 Meyers St, Mason, TX 76856

DAVID LANGEHENNING CONSTRUCTION: 325-347-2882; 2555 RR 1723, Mason, TX 76856

(THE) GREENHOUSE: 325-347-6040; 605 San Antonio, Mason, TX 76856. US 87, 4 mi S of Square

FREDONIA PEANUT COMPANY & HILL COUNTRY GRAINS: 800-429-7688; 325-429-6211; FM 1222 & RR 386, Fredonia, TX 76842. www.fredoniapeanut.com. 1/4 mi S on US 71 between Llano and Brady on RR 386; 15 mi N of Mason on RR 386 & 1222. HCG deer corn, soy-corn, soybeans, deer protein pellets, oats, wheat, fertilizer, feed, seed, hay, tires, batteries, oil, automotive supplies, deer feeders and timers, blinds, tri-Pods, hunting supplies, ammo, raw peanuts and pecans, ice, fuel, taqueria. restrooms

HAYMAKERS: Del Roy Reichenau, Gene Geistweidt, 325-347-5608, 325-347-6236; Mason, TX 76856.

LAKE COUNTRY CONSTRUCTION: 830-693-7777; Mason, TX 76856

MASON BUILDING SUPPLY & RENTAL: 325-347-5899; Mason, TX 76856

MASON COUNTY HOMES: 325-347-7650; Mason, TX 76856

MASON FEED STORE: 325-347-6381; 111 Austin, Mason, TX 76856

MASON GREEN STAR INC: 325-347-0375; 1451 Landfill Rd, Mason, TX 76856. www.masongreenstar.com

ROOFTECH SOLUTIONS: 830-265-9171; 1522 Streeter Ln, Mason, TX 76856. rooftech-construction.com

SMITH STEEL: 325-429-6444; Fredonia, TX 76842. www.smithsteeltx.com

WALTON CONSTRUCTION: 325-347-5985; 909 Austin St, Mason, TX 76856. Excavation

VIRDELL DRILLING: 325-247-4249; Mason, TX 76856. www.virdelldrilling.com


CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies




DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:

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

TAXIDERMY & MEAT PROCESSING:

A VISION TAXIDERMY: 325-347-6783; 237 San Antonio Hwy, Mason, TX 76856. www.avisiontaxidermy.com. On 87 S of Square.

HUNTING, FISHING, SPORTING GOODS, SPECIALTY EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY STORES:

BLUE THORN FENCE COMPANY: 325-347-9667; 417 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Ranch & deer fencing.

HUNTER GEISTWEIDT: 325-347-2843; Mason, TX 76856. Year-round deer feeder filling service.

(THE) WILDLIFE RANCH HUNTING & SUPPLY STORE: 325-347-8808; 5400 W TX 29, Mason, TX 76856. www.huntingandsupply.com. At intersection of US 87, TX 29, and Hwy 377 just N of town. Includes wildlife museum with one of the largest collections of native and exotic game mounts in the Texas Hill Country. Corn, timers & feeders, game calls, cammo clothing, gifts, hunting & fishing licenses, and more.


INSURANCE


CITIZENS/HEMPHILL INSURANCE: 325-347-6440; 205 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856

FARMERS INSURANCE: 325-347-5927; 410 El Paso St, Mason, TX 76856. www.farmersagent.com/whofmann

MASON-MENDARD FARM BUREAU INSURANCE: 325-347-6458; Mason, TX 76859


KAYAKING, CANOEING & RIVER ADVENTURES


BLUE MOUNTAIN PEAK RANCH: 325-347-7144; 3699 Blue Mountain Ln, Mason, TX 76856. www.bluemountainpeakranch.com/id3.html. Privately owned ranches available to the public, located 17 miles SW of Mason off RR 1871. Offers: camping, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, hunting. Guided kayak trips on the Llano River.

HEMPHILL INSURANCE AGENCY (& ROCK BOTTOM KAYAKS): 325-347-6440; 205 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856. Located on the courthouse square. On Llano River, outfitter (kayaks), shuttle service.

See HOMER MARTIN GUEST RANCH in lodging.

LLANO RIVER REGION ADVENTURES: 325-347-0268; 1871 El Paso St, Mason, TX 76856. www.headforthehillcountry.com. Outfitter (kayaks, bikes), guide service, shuttle service




1ST CHOICE B&B RESERVATIONS: 325-347-7829; Mason, TX 76856. www.stayinmasontx.com

A LIST BED & BREAKFAST RESERVATION SERVICE: 830-325-1212; Mason, TX 78856. www.masontexaslodging.com

APPLE COTTAGE BED & BREAKFAST: 325-347-1885; 517 Austin St, Mason, TX 76856. www.theapplecottage.com

BAHAFFER GUEST HOUSE: 325-347-5866; 425 Live Oak St, Mason, TX 76856

BICKENBACH GUEST HAUS: 325-347-9605; 421 Fuchsia, Mason, TX 76856

(THE) BIRDHOUSE: 325-347-6646; 1424-B Lincoln St, Mason, TX 76856

(THE) BRIDGE'S HOUSE B&B: 800-776-3519; Corner of Broad & Olmos, Mason, TX 76856

CABIN AT SAN SABA OAKS B&B & RETREAT: 325-239-5550; 15 mi N of Mason in Voca on San Saba River. www.sansabaoaks.com

(THE) CABINS ON MARSCHALL CREEK AT HOUSE MOUNTAIN: 512-477-1859; Mason, TX 76856

CASA GUADALUPE: Mason, TX 76856 Contact "1st Choice" reservation service, above

(THE) COVERED WAGON: 325-347-7419; 825 Wren St, Mason, TX 76856. Guest House. http://masoncoveredwagon.com

DAS ALTES HAUS: 325-347-5719; Mason, TX 78856. 4 miles NE of Mason on Old Pontotoc Rd

DAS KLEINE HAUS: 325-347-5868; 191 Henrich Ln, Mason, TX 76856

FORT MASON OUTPOST GUEST HOUSE: 325-347-6021; 304 Pecan St, Mason, TX 76856

FORT MCKAVITT INN: 325-347-5750; 1010 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

FUNKY TOPAZ B & B: 512-476-9706; 215 E Rainey St, Mason, TX 76856. www.funkytopaz.com

GAMEL GUEST HOUSE: 325-347-5531; 224 San Antonio, Mason, TX 76856. Contact "1st Choice" reservation service, above

(THE) HASSE HOUSE: 325-347-6463; TX 29 E, Art, TX. E of Mason. Contact "1st Choice" reservation service, above

HEART OF THE HEART GUEST LODGE: 325-429-6222; Mason, TX 76856

HILL COUNTRY INN: 325-347-6317; 454 Ft McKavitt St, US 87 N, Mason, TX 76856. www.hillcountryinnmason.com

HOERSTER HOUSE: 325-805-1212; 411 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856. Contact "A List" reservation service, above

HOMER MARTIN GUEST RANCH: 325-347-6852; 10022 Simonsville Rd, Mason, TX 76856. www.homermartinranch.com

JJ's ROCKIN' RETREAT: 325-456-3860; POB 382, Mason, TX 76856. www.texasranchfun.com. Located in Hext, E of Menard, NW of Mason

KEYSER'S COUNTRY CABIN: 830-992-9737; 371 Schattenbaum Rd, Loyal Valley, TX. 20 Miles SW of Mason. www.keyserscountrycabin.com

KOTHMANN CREEK INN: 325-347-5220; Contact "1st Choice" reservation service, above. 15 mi S of Mason. www.KothmannCreekInn.info

KOZY KOTTAGE: 325-347-2968; 714 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856

(THE) KRUSE HOME: 325-347-5342; Mason, TX 76856

LINDSAY RANCH GUEST HOUSES: 325-347-5733; 460 Lindsay Ranch Rd, Mason, TX 76856. www.lindsayranch.net

MASON SQUARE BED & BREAKFAST: 800-369-0405; 122 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. N side of the Square. www.masonsquarebedandbreakfast.com

MILL CREEK RANCH: 325-656-5132. 12 mi SW of Mason on RR 1871

MISS ALMA'S B&B: 325-347-8288; 505 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856

MISSY’S PLACE GUESTHOUSE: Mason, TX 76856. Contact "1st Choice" reservations service above

POST HILL HOUSE & CASITAS: Mason, TX 76856. Contact "1st Choice" reservation service, above

RANCHITO DE VENADO B&B: 325-347-5969; POB 1586, Mason, TX 76856. www.ranchitodevenado.com

RAYE CARRINGTON ON THE LLANO: 325-347-3474; 8603 Lower Willow Creek Rd, Mason, TX 76856. www.llanoriver.com

RED DOOR BED & BREAKFAST: 800-369-0405; Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856, www.redoorbedandbreakfast.com

SHATZIE RANCH B&B: 888-991-6749; 20 mi N of Mason

SMITH I BAR RANCH: 915-265-4272; Mason, TX 76856

SPRINGS AT COLD CREEK: 325-251-6611; 25 Miles N of Mason (NE of Pontotoc) off RR 501. www.springsofcoldcreek.com

(THE) STAGECOACH STOP: 512-757-3641; 405 Magnolia, Mason, TX 76856

(THE) STRAND HAUS: 325-347-2715; 810 S Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856

TEN MILE SCHOOLHOUSE: 325-805-1212; 13 mi W of town. Contact "A List" reservation service, above

(THE) TOWNHOUSE: 325-347-5733; 716 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856

TRES LUNAS: 325-347-7758; 4887 Bucks Run Rd, Loyal Valley, TX. www.treslunasresort.com. 20 mi SW of Mason

WILLOW CREEK RANCH: 325-347-6781; Mason, TX 76856. 14 mi S of Mason

ZESCH RIVER CABIN: 325-347-5531; Mason, TX 76856. 10 Miles SW of Mason on James & Llano Rivers. Contact "1st Choice" reservation service, above

Note: Check RV Parks below for availability of cabins, guest houses and other accommodations.


MEDICAL SERVICES


COUNTRY HOME HEALTH: 325-347-9600; 204 College St, Mason, TX 76856. www.countryhomehealthllc.com

FRONTERA HEALTHCARE NETWORK: 325-347-5926; 216 E College, Mason, TX 76856 www.fronterahn.orgAffordable Health Care Act Application Assistance

GLENN A RUTHVEN, DDS: 325-347-1800; 217 N Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856

HOME HEALTH SERVICES: 325-347-5145; 717 Rainey, Mason, TX 76856. www.mkmhomehealth.com

SCRIPT SHOPPE PHARMACY: 325-347-6248; 201 Moody, Mason, TX 76856


MISCELLANEOUS GOODS & SERVICES


ANGELA K SMITH CPA: 325-347-6600; 111 Gooch Ave, Mason, TX 76856. www.angelasmithcpa.com

AWE SHOOT PHOTOGRAPHY: 325-347-8230; Mason, TX 76856. www.aweshoot.net

BAR M RANCH SERVICE: 830-203-1611; 5309 Old Junction Rd, Mason, TX 76856. www.barmranchservices.com

BEATY'S EMBROIDERY: 325-347-5759; 605 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.beatysembroideryandsigns.com

BLUE MOUNTAIN PEAK RANCH: 325-347-7144; 3699 Blue Mountain LN, Mason, TX 76856. www.bluemountainpeakranch.com. Recreation, nature ranch

BRAD GLASS: 325-347-7123; 1424 Lincoln St, Mason, TX 76856. Computer support

CROSS TEXAS LAND SERVICES: 877-347-6883; 111 Austin St, Mason, TX 76856. www.crosstexaslandservices.com. Land surveyors

DR PEPPER 7-UP BOTTLING CO & MASON BOTTLING CO: 325-347-5150; 210 Ave A, Mason, TX 76856

EXISTENTIAL INTERVENTIONS: 325-320-5251; 220 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

FIRST MASON TITLE COMPANY: 325-347-6388; 100 Broad St, Mason, TX 76856

GALLAGHER SHOW GOATS: 325-347-2482; 506 Ranch Hand Rd, Mason, TX 76856. http://gallaghershowgoats.com

GIGI'S: 325-347-0407; Mason, TX 76856. N of the Square. Groceries

HAIR CARE EXTRAORDINAIRE: 325-347-5843; 802 Post Oak, Mason, TX 76856

JORDAN CATTLE AUCTION: 325-347-6361; 204 Gooch St, Mason, TX 76856. www.jordancattle.com

KHLB 102.5 FM: 325-347-1025; Mason, TX 76856. www.khlb1025.com. Munbilla Broadcasting Properties, Ltd. Country

KOTY 95.7 FM: Mason, TX 76856. Bryan A. King Oldies

KYRT 97.7 FM: Mason, TX 76856. Munbilla Broadcasting Properties, Ltd.

KZZM 101.7 FM: Mason, TX 76856. Munbilla Broadcasting Properties, Ltd

KATEMCY ROCKS: 325-347-6333; TX 29, Mason, TX 76856. www.katemcyrocks.com. 6 mi W of town in Katemcy. Recreation, Granite Climbing, 4-Wheeling

KLASSIC KUTS & KURLS: 325-347-9671; 714 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856

LITTLE PUNCHER'S CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER: 325-347-5565; 708 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856

LONE STAR LAUNDRY: 325-347-6824; Mason, TX 76856. US 87, ½ block N of Square

LONE STAR STORAGE: 325-347-4226; 504 N Ave F, Mason, TX 76856

LOWE'S MARKET/SUPER S FOODS STORE: 325-347-5906; 824 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856. www.www.supersfoods.com

MANE ATTRACTION: 325-347-5654; 1216 Ritter St, Mason, TX 76856. Hair salon

MASON COUNTY FEEDERS: 325-347-6378; 3356 Old Junction Rd, Mason, TX 76856. www.masoncountyfeeders.com. Cattle feed yard

MASON COUNTY NEWS: 325-347-5757; 112 S Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856. www.masoncountynews.com. Weekly print publication

MASON COUNTY TITLE CO: 325-347-6328; 100 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856

MASON FUNERAL HOME: 325-347-5506; Mason, TX 76856. www.masonfuneralhome.net

MASON MONOGRAMS & MORE: 325-347-8434; 528 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

MCMILLAN LAND SURVEYING: 325-347-7260; 831 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Land surveying and mapping

MIKE INNIS: 325-347-1020; Mason, TX 76856. Freelance photojournalist

MKM TOTAL CARE: 325-347-6346; 203 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856

NUWAY GROCERY: 325-347-5713; 405 Ft McKavitt St Mason, TX 76856

PRO-GREEN GROWING SOLUTIONS: 325-347-7524; Mason, TX 76856

REIGNING CAT'S & DOGS: 325-347-1700; 120 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856

RANDY LEHMBERG RANCH-LEHMBERG SHOW STEERS: 325-347-5489; 18582 RR 1871, Mason, TX 76856

RDI: 325-347-0005; 4102 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Oil and Gas field machinery

ROBERT L. OWENS REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR: 325-347-5623; Mason, TX 76856

ROSS LAND SURVEYING: 325-347-9595; 240 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

SCHMIDT HEREFORD RANCH: 325-258-4454; 12310 SR Ranch Rd, Mason, TX 76856. Cattle, hunting

SECOND CHANCE - MASON ANIMAL RESCUE: 325-347-6929; Mason, TX 76856. www.secondchancemason.com

SONLIGHT APPLE ORCHARD: 325-347-1808; TX 29 E, Mason, TX 76856. www.sonlightappleorchard.com

STEADY STEPS CHILDREN'S WEEKDAY MINISTRY: 325-347-0043; 224 Broad St, Mason, TX 76856

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY LAMB COMPANY: 512-633-8885; Mason, TX 76856. www.texashillcountrylamb.com

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS: 325-653-2321 X 1226; Mason, TX 76856. wit.twc.state.tx.us/WORKINTEXAS/wtx?pageid=APP_HOME&cookiecheckflag=1

WORRELL ENTERPRISES: 210-240-2391; 7141 US 87 N, Mason, TX 76856. Angus and Hereford breeders




MASON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 325-347-0507; Brings history alive with displays from prehistoric times to current ranching and banking. View period events: Mason County War, establishment of Fort Mason, a training ground for generals, and the finding largest topaz in North America. Learn about Robert E Lee's command, John Meusebach's treaty with the indians, Fred Gipson, author of "Ole Yeller" and Johnny Ringo's part in the Mason County War, listed as one of the top ten feuds in Texas. Gift Shop includes sale of surplus memorabilia. Free admission, non-profit organization, donations appreciated.
Two locations: Mason County Memorial Museum: 210 Bryan (Northeast corner of Moody & Bryan), Mason, TX 76856. Located 2 blocks S of Courthouse, contains the bulk of the Museum's collection. Museum on the Square: 130 Ft McKavitt St (N side of square), Mason, TX 76856. A newer and more compact version of the main Museum, but with unique exhibits. Email: info@masonsquaremuseum.org. www.masonsquaremuseum.org


NON-PROFIT & PUBLIC SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS


BLUEBONNET CASA: 325-347-6474; POB 130, Mason, TX 76856. www.bluebonnetcasa.org. Non-profit, court appointed special advocates for children. Serves Mason, Menard, Kimble & McCulloch counties

ECKERT JAMES RIVER BAT CAVE PRESERVE: 325-347-5970. Open from May-Oct, Thur-Sun, 6-9p, Visit one of the largest Mexican free-tailed bat colonies known. See Bats & Caves

FORT MASON: 325-347-5758; 204 W Spruce St, Mason, TX 76856. Established in 1851 as part of a line of army forts from the Rio Grande to the Red River to open new areas and provide protection for settlers. A training ground for generals. Included in the Texas Forts Trail: Web1; Web2; Web3

(THE) HAVEN FAMILY SHELTER: 325-597-7644; Mason, TX 76856. Family Violence and Sexual Assault Shelter for all ages and genders. Branch located in Mason along with McCulloch and Menard Counties

HILL COUNTRY COMMUNITY ACTION ASSOCIATION: 5325-347-6242; 9505 Moody, Mason, TX 76856. www.hccaa.com. Dedicated to providing opportunities and resources to improve the lives of Central Texans. Promote the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of families and individuals in our service area to achieve economic self-sufficiency and maintain personal independence. Serves counties of: San Saba, Mills, Llano, Mason, Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas and Milam

MASON COUNTY APPLE FEST: 325-347-1808; Mason, TX 76856. www.masoncountyapplefest.org

MASON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 325-347-5758; Fax: 325-347-5259; POB 156, 108 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.masontxcoc.com; masontexas@hctc.net

MASON COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: 325-347-9591; POB 946, Mason, TX 76856. Committed To Building One House Every Year Since 2002!

MASON COUNTY M. BEVEN ECKERT MEMORIAL LIBRARY: 325-347-5446; 410 Post Hill Rd, POB 1785, Mason, TX 76856. http://bcls.tsl.state.tx.us/mason

LionsMASON LIONS CLUB: A volunteer-based, non-profit, community service organization that aggressively works to donate back to the community to support local, regional, national and international needs. Their mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs. www.lionsclubs.org. Local Lions Club: Noon Club: Rob Hofmann, meets Tue noon

MASON MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA: 325-347-5037; Mason, TX 76856. Web MMWMA was a working exotic game ranch before Texas Parks and Wildlife Department acquired it in 1997. Today, 14 species of resident exotics provide excellent opportunities to study the effects of African ungulates on local habitat, and interactions between exotic and native wildlife. The resources of MMWMA are dedicated to research concerning the ecology of the Central Mineral Region, and its application to wildlife management on private lands. Hunting by special permit is allowed. Located 10 mi N of Mason off US 87.

MASON OPRY: 325-597-2119; Mason, TX 76856. See schedule at www.heartoftexascountry.com

MASON RODEO ASSOCIATION: 325-347-6000; Mason, TX 76856. Shain Chapman

NATURE CONSERVANCY: 325-347-5970; 2780 TX 29, Mason, TX 76856. www.nature.org

ODEON THEATER & ODEON PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION: 325-347-9010; 122 S Moody, Mason, TX 76856. On The Square, Downtown. Live musical entertainment from well-known performers. First-run movies in the new digital format. See schedule at www.theodeontheater.com

OPERATION ORPHANS: 325-347-6745; POB 535, Mason, TX 76856. www.operationorphans.org. A 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides hunting weekends for boys and girls from child care and foster homes.

SEAQUIST VICTORIAN MANSION: 512-352-6415; 400 Broad St, Mason, TX 76856. Built of sandstone, this 22-room house is elaborately detailed with carved limestone

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY HERITAGE ASSOCIATION: 325-347-9400; Mason, TX 76856. www.thcha.org. Supports the social welfare and economic well being of Mason County and the surrounding Texas Hill Country by protecting private property rights and the environment through research, education, publications and programs; to identify pertinent community issues; inform the public and motivate citizens to respond; and to encourage and enhance the role of local governments.




BUTLER COMMERCIAL REALTY: 325-347-5966; Mason, TX 76856. www.butlercr.com

FORT MASON REAL ESTATE: 325-347-6272; 919 Ft McKavit St, Mason, TX 76856. www.fortmasonrealestate.com

LEE MCMILLAN REAL ESTATE: 325-347-6683; 831 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.leemcmillanrealty.com

LEHMBERG REALTY: 325-347-5360; 1408 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.lehmbergrealty.com

LITTLE REAL ESTATE: 325-347-5800; 404B Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

MASON COUNTY HOMES: 325-265-4456; Mason, TX 76856

MIKE DAIL REAL ESTATE: 325-347-0038; 837 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.mikedail.com

NINE BAR LAND & CATTLE: 325-347-8020; 705 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856. www.wesellranchland.com

RENEE WALKER REAL ESTATE: 325-347-8511; 242 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.ReneeWalkerRealEstate.com. On The Square

SHIRLEY'S (JAY MAY REAL ESTATE): 325-347-5870; TX 29 E, Mason, TX 76856

TEXAS HOME-LAND REALTY: 325-347-0100; 237 US 87 S, Mason, TX 76856


RESTAURANTS-DINING-BEVERAGES-ENTERTAINMENT


COOPER'S PIT BBQ: 325-347-6897; 502 San Antonio St, US 87 S, Mason, TX 76856. Just S of town

DAIRY QUEEN: 325-347-5905; US 87 N, Mason, TX 76856

DEADWOOD BARBECUE: 325-805-1007; 1005 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

MI PUEBLO MEXICAN FOOD: Mason, TX 76856

NACHO'S CAFE: 325-347-6757; 621 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

NORTHSIDE CAFE: 325-347-5002; 510 Broad St, Mason, TX 78656. www.northsidecafemasontexas.com

OLD PEANUT MILL STEAKHOUSE & FT MCKAVITT SOCIAL CLUB: 325-347-9540; 1100 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.oldpeanutmillmasontexas.com. Just N of town, huge bar & dance floor, full menu, draft beer, big outdoor area

SANTOS TAQUERIA: 325-347-6140; 205 San Antonio St, US 87, Mason, TX 76856; On the SE corner of the Square. Mexican food, beer, winearitas. Open Thurs-Sun. www.santostaqueria.com

SHORT STOP/PIZZA PRO: 325-347-6648; 425 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

SISTERS CATERING: 325-347-5636; Mason, TX 76856

(THE) SQUARE PLATE: 325-347-1911; 212 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856.

TOPAZ CONFECTIONS: 325-347-7055; 106 S Live Oak St, Mason, TX 76856. topazconfections.com

WILLOW CREEK CAFE: 325-347-6124; 106 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. On the Square


RETAIL SHOPPING


BENGIE'S BOOKS & GIFTS: 325-347-6232; 208 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. On the Square

DOLLAR GENERAL: 325-347-5963; 901 Carter/US 87 N, Mason, TX 76856

GEMS OF THE HILL COUNTRY: Moved to Ingram

HILL COUNTRY TROPHIES: 325-347-8444; 424 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

HINCKLEY'S COUNTRY STORE: 325-347-6824; Mason, TX 76856. On the Square

LILACS N' CALICO & CO: 325-294-4440; Mason, TX 76856

MARKET SQUARE: 325-347-5516; 114 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856. On the Square

MASON COMMUNITY THRIFT STORE: 325-347-6551; 330 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Non-profit, located 1 block N of Square

MASON RE-SALE BARN & MORE: 325-347-7142; 336 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.wix.com/masonresalebarn/mrb

MASON THRIFT STORE: 310 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

(THE) MIX: 512-571-6586; 1019 Ft McKavitt, Mason, TX 76856

NUWAY GROCERY: 325-347-5731; 317 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

OLD PEANUT MILL POTTERY & MORE: 325-347-9640; 1100 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

(THE) PETAL PATCH: 325-347-5333; 108 S Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856. www.masontxflorist.com. Florist

RANCHLAND WESTERN WEAR: 325-347-6313; 218 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

SHORT STOP CONVENIENCE STORE: 325-347-6648; 425 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

SOUTHERN BRITCHES: 918-623-7077; 201 W Moreland, Mason, TX 76856

(THE) THING IS BOUTIQUE: 325-347-0230; 411 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.thethingisboutique.com

WILD FLOWERS: 325-347-5747; 8555 San Antonio Hwy, Mason, TX 76856. www.wildflowersmasontx.com




DOS RIOS RV PARK: 325-347-1713; 8221 RR 2389, 4500 Dos Rios Trail, Mason, TX 76856. www.dosriosrvpark.com. Located at the confluence of the Llano and James Rivers, 8 mi S of town

FORT MASON CITY PARK: 325-347-2064 (City Hall); Mason, TX 76856. On US 87 south of Mason Square. 29 Hookups, all types of camping. Camping spots available under the shady pecan trees, on the edge of the golf course.

HILL COUNTRY INN: 325-347-6317; 454 Ft McKavitt St, two blocks from historic downtown. 8 full hook-ups, WiFi, cable, laundry facility and outdoor pool available.

LAZY H RANCH RETREAT: 325-347-6147; 19 miles SW of Mason on FM 1871

LLANO RIVER RV PARK: CLOSED. 866-640-9696; 37 Keller Levino Rd, Mason, TX 76856. www.llanoriverrvpark.com. 13 mi S of Mason on US 87 at the Llano River bridge. 46 RV sites with full hookups, community center with showers, tent sites and laundry room.


SCHOOLS


MASON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (ISD): www.masonisd.net Mason Punchers
325-347-5121; 846 W Rainey St, Mason, TX 76856. Mason "Punchers"
  • MASON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: 325-347-1144; 911 W College Ave, Mason, TX 76856
  • MASON HIGH SCHOOL: 325-347-1122; 1105 E College Ave, Mason, TX 76856
  • MASON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: 325-347-1122; 911 W College Ave, Mason, TX 76856
  • ISS BUILDING: E Rainey St, Mason, TX 76856
GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: 325-347-5417; 516 N Robin Ave, Mason, TX 76856. www.gracechristianschoolmason.com

MASON HEAD START: 325-347-5852; 801 College, Mason, TX 76856

MONTESSORI PRE SCHOOL PRECIOUS: 325-347-6025; 337 San Antonio St, Mason 76856




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LOCAL UTILITY PROVIDERS: CTEC

CENTRAL TEXAS ELECTRICAL CO-OP (CTEC): HQ: 830-997-2126; 800-900-2832; 386 Friendship Ln, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.ctec.coop. Local Office: 325-347-6314; 983 US 87 N, POB 796, Mason, TX 76856-0796

CITY OF MASON: 325-347-6449; 124 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856. http://www.mason.tx.citygovt.org
  • Water & Wastewater Dept: 325-347-2245
  • Electric Dept: 325-347-2247
HCTC HILL COUNTRY TELEPHONE CO-OP: Ingram HQ: 800-292-5457; 220 Carolyn, Ingram, TX 78025. www.hctc.net. Land lines, phone systems, internet, security systems. Local office: 325-347-8877; 100 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856

KELLER ELECTRIC, INC: 325-248-1533; 920 Ischar, Mason, TX 76856. www.mrelectric.com

MASON GAS COMPANY: 325-347-6333; 1004 San Antonio Hwy, Mason, TX 76856. Propane

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




COMPASS ROSE CELLARS: 512-965-2878; 113 Austin St, Mason, TX 76856. www.compassrosecellars.com.

SANDSTONE CELLARS WINERY & MASON COUNTY VINEYARDS: 325-347-9463; 211 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856. www.sandstonecellarswinery.com. An insightful boutique winery just off the town square in Mason. Tasting room

ROBERT CLAY VINEYARDS: Mason, TX 76856. www.robertclayvineyards.com. Produces grapes for area wineries.


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