Hill Country
2010 Census - Unknown
2000 Census - 30
Startzville, Texas
Startzville Texas History:
In 1935, the Startz family built a small store at the present site of Startzville. The store is still operating as a store and café, and is the local gathering place. The town began to grow after the Canyon Lake Dam was completed in 1964. At this time a post office was established in the Startz store. Startzville hosts an annual 4th of July Parade sponsored by the Startzville VFW Post. Startzville is located on FM 2637, 13 miles northeast of New Braunfels, 6.5 miles west of Sattler, 19 miles south of Fischer, and 13.5 miles southeast of Spring Branch, Texas.
Canyon Lake Community Area History & Directions:
In 1958, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction on the Canyon Lake Dam on the Guadalupe River. Water impoundment began in 1964 and was completed in 1968. The dam is located on the east end of the lake. Two small communities, Hancock and Cranes Mill, were inundated by lake waters. After the impoundment, rapid residential and commercial development began in the area. In 1980, the U.S. Census Bureau recognized the area around Canyon Lake as a distinct and dispersed unincorporated community, and referred to it as Canyon Lake. The Canyon Lake community consists of the towns of Startzville and Sattler, and the surrounding residential and business areas located on the north and south shores of the lake. Startzville was settled in 1935 and is located mid-lake on the south shore, 6.4 miles west of Sattler. Sattler was established in 1853, and is located below the Canyon Lake Dam on the Guadalupe River on the eastern end of the lake, 6.4 miles east of Startzville. The north shore of Canyon Lake extends on FM 306 a distance of approximately 16.5 miles from north of Sattler to U.S. 281, just north of Spring Branch. The Canyon Lake Community received its own post office in the mid-1980s, and currently has two post office locations.
Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country:
The museum features displays of native American artifacts, over 350 dinosaur tracks under a covered pavilion, exhibits from early pioneers including farm machinery, exhibits and information detailing the history of Canyon Dam, fossils, a gift shop, a picnic area, and the Heritage Garden Trail of native Texas plants. Open daily, 1pm-5pm; closed holidays. (830) 899-4542. The museum is located at 4831 FM 2673, between Sattler and Startzville on the south side of the road. (830) 899-4542.
Tye Preston Memorial Library, Sattler, TX:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, adult literacy tutoring, English as a second language tutoring, computer classes, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon-Thu, 9am-8:3-0m; Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm; closed Sunday. (830) 964-3744. The library is located at 16311 South Access Road across from the Hidden Valley Sports Park, just north of Sattler. Facebook  Email