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County
Travis
Region
Hill Country
Population
2010 Census - Unknown
2000 Census - 1,681
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Jonestown, Texas
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Jonestown Texas History:
Jonestown was established in the 1930s by Emmet A. Jones and his brother, Warren; it incorporated in the 1980s. Jonestown is located on the Sandy Creek Arm of Lake Travis on the north side of the lake on RR 1431, just east of the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). The town is located 6 miles northeast of Lago Vista, 31 miles southeast of Marble Falls, 35.7 miles southeast of Burnet, 11.3 miles southwest of Leander, 8.6 miles west of Cedar Park, 19.8 miles west of Round Rock, 28.8 miles northwest of downtown Austin, and 26.4 miles northeast of Lakeway, Texas.
 
Historic 1863 Anderson’s Grist Mill, Anderson Mill, TX:
The original mill was located on Cypress Creek and was named for Thomas Anderson who arrived in Texas in the late 1850s. In the early 1860s, he built the mill to make gun powder for the Confederacy. When the war was over he converted it to a grist mill. Farmers came from miles around to grind their corn, sometimes waiting several days for their turn. By 1884, the community had a post office, a cotton gin and approximately 30 residents. The post office closed later that year; mail was sent to Duval. The development of steam-powered mills and gins gradually forced Anderson out of business. After his death in 1894, his family sold the equipment and moved to Austin. A historical marker was placed near the mill site in 1936. The original mill was inundated by the waters of Lake Travis. Sometimes during droughts, the mill reemerges. The Anderson Mill Garden Club maintains a replica of the mill and a museum which houses artifacts from the original 150 year mill. The museum is open for tours on the 4th Sunday of the months of March through October, 2pm-5pm; group tours are available by appointment. (512) 258-2613. The museum is located at 13974 FM 2769 (Volente Road), 4.6 miles southeast of Cedar Park, 12 miles southeast of Jonestown, and 8.2 miles northeast of Volente, Texas. Email 
 
Jonestown Community Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon, Wed & Fri, 9am-6pm; Tue & Thu, 9am-8pm; Sat, 10am-2pm; closed Sundays. (512) 267-7511. 18649 FM 1431.