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County
Blanco
Region
Hill Country
Population
2010 Census - Unknown
2000 Census - 105
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Towns
Hye, Texas
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Hye Texas History:
In 1860, a group of farming and ranching families moved to Rocky Creek, three miles east of present day Hye. They called their community Rocky. It grew steadily through the 1870s. In 1880, Hiram G. (Hye) Brown built a small store and house south of the Pedernales River on the Austin-Fredericksburg Road at the present Hye location. In 1886, he established a post office in his store. The arrival of the post office attracted other businesses including a gristmill, and a blacksmith shop. A cotton gin was built in 1906 and operated until 1945. In 1904, Brown relocated his store and post office to the south side of the road just opposite its old location. This building, the Hye General Store and Post Office, still stands today and continues to serve its original function. It is a Texas Historical Landmark. Hye gained particular attention in 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson used the front porch of the store and post office as the setting for his appointment of Lawrence F. O'Brien as United States Postmaster General. Johnson, whose boyhood home is located nearby, also claimed to have mailed his first letter at the age of four from the Hye post office. Hye is located at the intersection of CR 206 and U.S. 290, 33.5 miles southwest of Marble Falls, 22.2 miles southwest of Round Mountain, 10.6 miles southwest of Johnson City, 5 miles southwest of Albert, 12 miles northwest of Blanco, 15.4 miles east of Luckenbach, and 20.7 miles southeast of Fredericksburg, Texas.
 
History and Photo of Beautiful Old Post Office, 78635:
The quaint 1904 post office (zip code 78635) offers post office boxes to nearby residents; President LBJ swore in Postmaster General Lawrence O’Brien here.
 
Madali Creative Works:
John the carpenter creates handmade pieces of furniture, birdhouses, and screens. His wife Alicia paints the pieces and creates original paintings. (979) 549-8665. 10262 US 290 West, Hye, Texas 78635. Email
 
Albert Dance Hall, 1922, Albert, TX:
Concerts and dancing to live music is sometimes available on Friday or Saturday nights, or Sunday afternoons. The hall is available for tours and private event rentals. Event Schedule 
 
Luckenbach Dance Hall & Live Music, 1849:
Amenities include 29 picnic style tables with pull up benches, a bar, a large wooden dance floor, and a brick patio. Luckenbach presents over 300 shows and events each year. They host pickin’ circles, live music shows, and live music dances at least once a month. Music genres include Americana, honky-tonk, Western Swing, rockabilly, roots rock, and alt country and blues. Luckenbach has been voted the best dance hall in Texas. It is available for event rentals. From Fredericksburg, take U.S. 290 southeast. Go right on FM 1376, and then go right on Luckenbach Town Loop.
 
William Chris Vineyards:
The tasting room is open Mon-Wed, 10am-5pm; Thu-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm, and by appointment. You may also call to schedule a tour and to reserve a gourmet picnic lunch. (830) 998-7654. The vineyard is located at 10352 U.S. 290. When traveling east of Hye on U.S. 290 West, they are located on the right, immediately after Hye-Albert Road. When traveling from west of Hye on U.S. 290 East, turn left after the speed limit changes to 55 before entering Hye. Email 
 
Texas Hills Vineyard, Johnson City:
The tasting room and winery are open Mon-Thu, 10am-5pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. (830) 868-2321. 878 RR 2766, Johnson City. The vineyard is located one mile east of Johnson City on RR 2766, the road to Pedernales State Park. Email 
 
McReynolds Wines, Cypress Mill, TX:
Their wine tasting room is open Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-6pm; other times by appointment. Tours are available. (830) 825-3544. 706 Shovel Mountain Road, Cypress Mill. Cypress Mill is located 18.5 miles northeast of Johnson City. From Johnson City go north on U.S. 281. At the town of Round Mountain go right (east) on FM 962. Turn left on Shovel Mountain Road. Email 
 
Calais Winery:
The Dallas tasting room closed. They are opening a Hye tasting room in late 2015. Email
 
Garrison Brothers Distillery:
The first legal bourbon distillery in Texas, it produces bourbon whiskey made from Texas grown corn. Tours and tastings are available. Texas law prohibits them from selling bottles of liquor to visitors. Open for tastings and tours Wed-Sun, 10am, 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm. A $10 fee is charged. (512) 302-0608. Mail: P.O. Drawer 261, Hwy Texas 78635. Email