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MEDINA, Texas

Pronounced: "MA-DEAN-ah"

"Apple Capital of Texas", "The Apple of the Hill Country's Eye"

Population (2000): 515Elevation: 1,447 ftArea: smCounty: Bandera
Zip Code: 78055Area Code: 830Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 29° 47' 47" N, 99° 14' 47" W
Location: Central part of county; 24 mi S of Kerrville; 12 mi NW of Bandera;
37 mi E of Leakey; 58 mi W of Boerne; 42 mi N of Hondo
Highways: TX-16; RR-337Creeks: LoveRivers: MedinaLakes: Hadfield, Gallant

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

CITY: Unincorporated, Census-Designated Place (CDP); No web site. See Facebook

CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: None

NEIGHBORING TOWNS: Bandera, Kerrville, Tarpley

PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching, apple industry

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: See full details in Directory below.
  • Love Creek Orchards: From April through October, these orchards are open to the public by guided tour only; call to set up a tour time. Lunch, tours, apple picking, pumpkin patch. Known for its dwarf apple trees that produce full-sized fruit with varieties ranging from Crispin to Jonagold.
  • The Apple Store & Patio Cafe: On Main St, this shop sells their apples and makes and sells 50 Love Creek apple products 9 jams, jellies, apple butter, pies and baked goods, etc. Always fresh apple ice cream and apple pie.
  • Love Creek Nursery: Tree nursery, including "lost" Bigtooth maple trees. 12,000 trees!
NEARBY & HILL COUNTRY-WIDE ATTRACTIONS: See Attractions

Some of the very nearby attractions include:
  • Bandera: Cowboy Capital; Dude Ranches; Frontier Times Museum; Golf; Polly's Chapel
  • Comfort: Comfort Historic District; Shopping; Vineyards; Golf; Monument; Bat Roost; Comfort Museum
  • Hunt: Summer Camps; Hunting Ranches
  • Ingram: Hill Country Arts Foundation; Stonehenge II
  • Kerrville: Hill Country Museum; Museum Of Western Art; Kathleen C. Cailloux Theater; Hill Country Youth Orchestras; Kerr Arts & Cultural Center; Playhouse 2000; Riverside Nature Center
  • Vanderpool: Lone Star Motorcycle Museum, Park
PARKS: There are many parks in the greater area as profiled on the Parks page. These nearby parks include:
  • Bandera: Hill Country State Natural Area Park; Mansfield Park
  • Concan: Garner State Park
  • Kerrville: Kerrville-Schreiner Park (county)
  • Medina Lake Area: Avalon Park; Bandera County Park at Lakehills
  • Vanderpool: Lost Maples State Natural Area
Local city parks include: Moffet Park

EVENT CALENDAR:
  • Oct: Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch: every Sat-Mon in Oct, 10a-4p, Love Creek Orchards,
    800-449-0882
  • Late Oct: Annual Medina VFD Game Dinner at Farm Country Club
  • Dec: Medina Christmas Bazaar at Methodist Church, 8a-2p
  • Every Month: Trader's Day, 1st Sat, see Old Timer below.
For full details on 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: Local Weather; Hill Country-wide Weather

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

HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: "As early as 1865 a sawmill had been built in the area, and several families were settled nearby. The Medina post office was established in 1880, and by the end of the next decade the community had a gin, a corn mill, a hotel, a private bank, two churches, three general stores, and a population of 150. Many area residents raised stock as their primary occupation. By 1914 Medina had a population of 400; it fell to 250 in the early 1930s, when the Great Depression caused many residents to move away in search of jobs. The community recovered fairly rapidly, however, and had a variety of businesses, four churches, and 475 residents by the late 1940s. Most of the area land was devoted to livestock and to recreational hunting leases until the 1980s, when apple farming was introduced to the area. Baxter Adams, Jr., started an experimental orchard of dwarf apple trees in 1980, and the first apples were ready for sale in 1984. The dwarf trees produced regular-sized apples that were 40 percent sweeter than large-tree varieties and proved to be an extremely efficient use of the land, with 1,000 to 2,500 trees an acre. In 1989 the Texas Department of Agriculture declared Medina the Apple Capital of Texas. The 300,000 trees in the Medina area produced 100 tons of fruit in 1990, and more orchards were being planted each year. The annual Medina Apple Festival, held on the last Saturday of July, attracted 20,000 visitors in 1990. The population of Medina was listed as 515 in 1990, but the actual number of residents in Medina proper was closer to 250. By 2000 the population had more than doubled to 515 residents."

HISTORICAL MARKERS: See Texas Historical Commission's Historic Sites Atlas: http://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
  • Goodman Cemetery: Hwy 16 N, on NW side of town, past Baker Cemetery
  • Oak Rest Cemetery: aka Baker Cemetery, on NW side of town on TX-16. Web
  • West Prong Cemetery: aka Shepherd Cemetery, From Medina go 2 mi W on FM 337, turn L on Coal Kiln Rd. for 1/10 mi, look for yellow sign. Web
AVAILABLE SERVICES: Gas: yes; Convenience Stores: yes; Restaurants: yes; Lodging: yes; Grocery Stores: no; Banks: no; Vehicle Repair: no; Hospital: no; Med Clinic: no; Post Office: yes; Public Schools: yes; Cemetery: yes

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

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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY


CHURCHES
Church of Christ

COLLEGE AVENUE CHURCH OF CHRIST: 830-589-2468; Medina, TX 78055

Baptist FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: 830-589-2395; 255 Patterson St, Medina, TX 78055-0206

Methodist MEDINA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 830-589-2646; 266 Reed Ave (at Church St), Medina, TX 78055. www.medinaumc.org

STRINGTOWN ROAD CHURCH OF CHRIST: 830-589-2468; 196 Stringtown Rd, Medina, TX 78055

Dial 911 in emergencies
EMERGENCIES
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
Dial 911


Crime Stoppers
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers

EMS BARN: 830-589-7550, Medina, TX 78055
Fire & Rescue
MEDINA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT (VFD): Admin: 830-589-7225; Medina, TX 78055. www.medinavfd.com. Annual (late Oct) Medina VFD's Game Dinner at Farm Country Club

SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: 830-796-4323; Medina, TX 78055


CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies





LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT: Unincorporated

LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Bandera County Government Offices

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

Texas Dept of Transportation- TXDOT TEXAS DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION (TXDOT): 512-463-8588; 125 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701. www.txdot.gov. Email: asktxdot@txdot.gov. Provides for a safe, reliable, and integrated transportation system that enables the movement of people and goods. Responsible for the design, location, construction, and maintenance of area roadways and aviation.
Local Office: 830-796-4124; Medina, TX 78055

USPS US POSTAL SERVICE (USPS): 800-275-8777; www.usps.com.
Local post offices: 830-589-2416; 13876 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055




DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:

ARROW Z RANCH: 830-589-2450; 20279 Hwy 16 N, Medina, TX 78055

LA CONTESSA RANCH: 830-828-7678; Hwy 337, Medina, TX 78055. Facebook. Hog hunts, deer, fishing

MOUNTAIN CREEK RANCHES: 830-589-2497; Medina, TX 78055. www.mountaincreekranches.com. Hunting & fishing club

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




BROKEN BONE RANCH: 210-829-4024; 6840 FM 337, Medina, TX 78055

ESCONDIDA HACIENDA: 888-589-7507; 23670 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055

GRAND PA JONES: 866-796-0660; 830-522-4661; Medina, TX 78055

GRANNY SMITH'S PLACE: 866-796-0660; 830-522-4661; TX-16, Medina, TX 78055

HILL COUNTRY & EVENT CENTER: 830-589-7475; 17740 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055. www.rvtexasresort.com

KOYOTE RANCH: 800-225-0991; 830-589-4695; 23233 Medina Hwy (TX-16 N), Medina, TX 78055. www.koyoteranch.com

MEDINA INN: 830-522-0789; Medina, TX 78055

MOUNTAIN VIEW BED & BREAKFAST: 830-589-2432; 2229 Mesa Verde, Medina, TX 78055

(THE) NESTING PLACE: 830-589-7791; 13495 TX-16, Medina, TX 78055

PARADISE ON THE MEDINA: 866-796-0660; 830-522-4661; Hwy 337, Medina, TX 78055

PARADISE TOO: 866-796-0660; 830-522-4661; Medina, TX 78055

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


MISCELLANEOUS GOODS & SERVICES


(THE) APPLE STORE & PATIO CAFE: 830-449-0882, 830-589-2202; 14024 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055. Same web as Love Creek Orchards below.

HILL COUNTRY GREEN: 830-589-7589; 13916 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055. www.hillcountrygreen.net. Automotive, tool rentals, welding

INTERIOR DESIGNS UNLIMITED: 281-482-8181; 249 Megraw St, Medina, TX 78055. www.interiordesignsunlimited.com

LITTLE COTTAGE QUILT SHOP: 830-589-2502; 14076 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055

LOG BEDS: 830-460-0415; 14150 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055

LOVE CREEK ORCHARDS: 800-449-0882; 830-589-2588; 13558 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055. www.lovecreekorchards.com

LOVE CREEK NURSERY: Median, TX 78055. Tree nursery, including "lost" Bigtooth maple trees. 12,000 trees! At above location and web. www.lovecreeknursery.com

MEDINA ACE HARDWARE: 830-589-2320; 13958 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055. www.acehardware.com

MEDINA GARDEN NURSERY: 830-589-2771; 13417 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055. www.medinagardennursery.com

MEDINA RIVER SOAP COMPANY: 830-589-2921; Medina, TX 78055

MASTER'S HAND AUTOMOTIVE: 830-589-7777; 2195 Benton Creek Rd, Medina, TX 78055.

(THE) OLD TIMER: 830-589-2226: 14178 TX-16, Medina, TX 78055. Facebook. The only gas In Medina! Groceries, ice, snacks. Every 1st Sat Trader's Day, 11a-5p, local artists and artisans.

TNT FURNITURE: 830-589-7465; 516 Stringtown Rd, Medina, TX 78055


NON-PROFIT & PUBLIC SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS


ARMS OF HOPE: 830-522-2200; 21300 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055. www.armsofhope.org. A not-for-profit Christian organization focused on assisting and extending a loving hand to some of the most disadvantaged children and single-mother families in our culture by providing shelter, necessities and life skills at their greatest point of need.

(THE) CORE: 830-589-3589; 13971 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055. Community & visitor center. thecoremedina.wordpress.com

MEDINA COMMUNITY CENTER: TX-16, Medina, TX 78005

MEDINA COMMUNITY LIBRARY: 830-589-2825; 13948 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78005. www.medinacommunitylibrary.us. WiFi, public computers

MEDINA GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 830-589-2825; Medina, TX 78055. Web. Visit at above library.




BANDERA COUNTY VETERINARY CLINIC: 830-589-2406; 13937 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055. www.bandera-countyvetclinic.com

UTOPIA ANIMAL RESCUE RANCH: 830-589-7544; 966 Echo Hill Rd, Medina, TX 78055. http://utopiarescue.com

Note: See separate listing sections for horses, riding, equestrian, and other care.




HATFIELD REALTY: 830-589-2553; POB 288, 13947 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055

HILL COUNTRY PROPERTIES: 830-589-2955; 811 E FM 337, Medina, TX 78055


RESTAURANTS-DINING-BEVERAGES-ENTERTAINMENT


(THE) APPLE STORE & PATIO CAFE: See above

(THE) CHUCKWAGON: 830-589-3255; Main St, Medina, TX 78055

(THE) CORE COFFEE HOUSE: 830-589-3589; 13971 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055. www.thecoremedina.com

KEESE'S BAR-B-QUE: 830-589-7474; 13869 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055

KOYOTE MERCANTILE & BIERGARTEN: 830-589-4695; TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055

PAPA DON'S PIZZA & WINGS: 830-589-3777; 13947 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055

(THE) PATIO CAFE: 830-589-2202; The Apple Store, TX-16 N, Medina, TX




FARM COUNTY RV PARK: 830-589-2276; Off TX-16 on FM 2828, Medina, TX 78003. www.farmcc.com

HILL COUNTRY RESORT & EVENT CENTER: 830-589-7475; 17740 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055

KOYOTE RANCH-MEDINA HIGHPOINT RESORT: 800-225-0991; 830-589-4695; 23195 Medina Hwy (TX-16 N), Medina, TX 78055. www.koyoteranch.com. RV spaces, lodging


SCHOOLS


MEDINA ISD: 830-589-2855; Medina, TX 78005. www.medinaisd.org; Business Office: 830-589-2855; Elementary School: 830-589-2731; High School: 830-589-2851. Mascot: "Bobcats". UIL: Conf 1




DEER CREEK ADVENTURE CAMP: 830-589-7123; 494 Elm Creek Rd, Medina, TX 78055. On Medina River, off TX-16. Christian summer camp. www.deercreekcamp.com




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LOCAL UTILITY PROVIDERS:

Bandera Electric Cooperative BANDERA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (BEC): 866-226-3372; 830-370-7648; www.banderaelectric.com. Service Area Map. Nearest service office: HQ & Local Service Office: 3172 Hwy 16 N, Bandera, TX 78003. Serves: Bandera, Camp Verde, Medina, Medina Lake, Pipe Creek, Tarpley

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


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