A visitors guide and community guide for
Wimberley welcomes you to our popular
tourist town in the famous Texas Hill Country.
Cypress Creek in Wimberley, Texas
Wimberley is a rural town located among the giant cypress trees along Cypress Creek and the Blanco River. The natural beauty of Wimberley has attracted many artists to live and work in the area and their work is evident throughout the town in numerous galleries. Wimberley is located only about 45 minutes southwest of Austin and 60 minutes northeast of San Antonio. Wimberley has become a popular weekend getaway for the tourists.
The Texas Hill Country is famous for its beautiful live oak trees, the hills, the winding roads and the beautiful scenery.
In the 1850's William Winters settled on 200 acres along Cypress Creek and the Blanco River and established a mill. Mr. Winters died in 1864 and left his property to relatives.
Pleasant Wimberley, an old friend of Mr. Winters' from the Battle of San Jacinto, discovered the mill for sale in 1874 and bought it for $8,000 in gold. Pleasant Wimberly moved his family to the area and ran the mill. The mill was used for a flour mill, grist mill, sorghum mill, saw mill and a cotton gin.
The area prospered and Pleasant Wimberley was responsible for building a school and a church. A Post Office was established in 1880 for Wimberley.
Pleasant Wimberley lived until 1919 and died at the age of 96. Pleasant and his wife, Amanda, are laid to rest in the Wimberley Cemetery with a red Llano granite headstone that says, "FOR WHOM THE TOWN WAS NAMED".
Many Wimberley descendants still reside in Wimberley. The post office now delivers mail to over 3,000 addresses. The town was incorporated on May 6, 2000.
A good book about early Wimberley is: Clear Springs and Limestone Ledges, A History of San Marcos and Hays County. The book was written by six ladies of the County Historical Commission.
Many nature activities are available around Wimberley. You can go horseback riding, canoeing, rafting, hiking, birdwatching, or take a guided nature tour. Enjoy the clear blue water of the Blanco River and Canyon Lake is only a short distance away for boating and fishing. The Woodcreek Country Club has a challenging 18 hole golf course.
Local festivals offering live music as well as the local art shows are all popular with the tourists.
Folks love to come to the Wimberley Market Days the first Saturday of each month from April to December. The Market Day started in 1964 and has crafts, baked goods, jewelry, clothing, books and just about anything else that a tourist or bargain shopper may be looking for. People come from all over Texas to experience this unique event.
Come experience the beauty of the creek and the river, the beautiful trees and winding roads in this unique country village. Spend the weekend or a week in the peaceful atmosphere of Wimberley and you will want to return often. The pace is slow, the people are friendly, the scenery is beautiful and you will go home feeling completely relaxed and renewed.
Looking for something fun to do in the area?
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