Hill Country
2010 Census - Unknown
2000 Census - 520
Volente, Texas
Volente Texas History:
Volente was established in the early 1880s. The Volente post office was established in 1886, and was discontinued in 1909 when the community’s mail was sent to Cedar Park in Williamson County. The Volente area was partially submerged by Lake Travis in the 1930s, and residents had to relocate to higher ground. In the 1940s and early 1950s, the community was called Dodd City, for a local realtor and restaurant owner, but l in the 1950s the name was changed back to Volente. Volente is located at the eastern end of Lake Travis on the north shore of the Cypress Creek Arm of the lake. Several marinas are located in the area; they are listed on the Lake Travis pages. Volente is located on FM 2769 (Lime Creek Road), 48 miles southeast of Marble Falls, 20 miles southeast of Lago Vista, 15 miles southeast of Jonestown, 9.6 miles southwest of Cedar Park, 16.7 miles southwest of Round Rock, 21 miles northwest of Austin, and 17.7 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

Annual Turnback Canyon Regatta on Lake Travis, Memorial Day Weekend, May:
Activities include sailboat distance racing, live music, a dinner, free breakfasts, and a Sunday cook-out. Events begin at 4:30pm on Saturday. (512) 266-1336. This event is held on Lake Travis at the Austin Yacht Club at 5906 Beacon Drive, 78734, near Hudson Bend and Lakeway.  
Flat Creek Estate Vineyards & Bistro, Lago Vista:
The tasting room is open Tue-Fri, 12 noon-5pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 12 noon-5pm. The Bistro is open Tue-Thu, 11am-4pm; Fri-Sun, 11am-4pm. Reservations are recommended. (512) 267-6310. The vineyard is located at 24912 Singleton Bend East Road, Marble Falls. The winery is located off RM 1431, 6 miles west of Lago Vista.
Angel Valley Organic Farm, Jonestown:
They grow many varieties of vegetables. Weekly farm stands open March throughAugust, and October through December. The Jonestown produce stand is open Sat, 9am-1pm, at 18649 FM 1431 (at Park Street) in front of the Jonestown City Hall and library. The Austin stand is open Wednesday, 10am-2pm, at the Asian American Culture Center at 11713 Jollyville Road. (512) 267-2785. The farm is located at 18405 Angel Valley Drive, Leander, TX 78641 (Mail). Produce List
The Oasis on Lake Travis:
This restaurant is all about the fabulous building and grounds, and the stunning views of Lake Travis. The building has several decks overlooking the lake, inside eating spaces and a couple of bars. It is very popular with the summer lake crowd. Several other businesses are now located on the property. (512) 266-2442. 6550 Comanche Trail, 78732. Reviews