Seat of Blanco County, named for pioneer Johnson family, ancestors
of President Lyndon B. Johnson. Retail center for farm and ranch
- LYNDON B. JOHNSON NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK - Information
Center, two blocks south of U.S. 290, has information, exhibits,
audiovisual program. Across the street, with guided tours daily,
is a frame structure nearly 100 years old where Lyndon Johnson
lived while attending public school. Furnishings include Johnson
family household items and period furniture. One block west is
an old ranch complex called Johnson Settlement, owned by President's
grandfather and great-uncle 1867-72, and gathering point of seven-county
area for cattle drives. Also served as aid station for those wounded
in Deer Creek Indian Battle. Original 1856 dog-run cabin, barn,
other buildings; restored and part of "living history' program.
Access to Johnson Settlement is via foot path from the Boyhood
Home. Operated by National Park Service, open daily, except for
Christmas and New Year's Days.
- PEDERNALES FALLS STATE PARK - 4,800 scenic acres preserving
natural beauty of the area, features picturesque water falls,
abundant animal and bird life, fishing, swimming, camping, picnicking,
hiking, nature study. About 8 miles east via F.M. 2766.
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