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2010 Census - Unknown
2000 Census - 250
Rosanky, Texas
Rosanky Texas History:
The community was originally called Snake Prairie. A school was established in 1864, and a post office in 1871. In the early 1890s, Ed Rosanky, a member of a Prussian family who settled in the area in 1854, donated land for a railroad station and a store. In 1893, the town was renamed Rosanky. Today the town serves as a trading center for area livestock operations. Rosanky is located at the intersection of SH 303 and FM 535, 46 miles southeast of Austin, 25 miles southeast of Cedar Creek, several miles southeast of Rockne, 18 miles south of Bastrop, 11 miles southwest of Smithville, 32 miles west of La Grange, 46 miles northwest of Fayetteville, 39 miles northwest of Flatonia, and 30 miles northeast of Lockhart, Texas.
Rockne Historical Museum & Pioneer Park in Hilbig Park, Rockne, TX:
The museum building and visitor center features artifacts, archives and genealogy materials relating to the history of Rockne. The Pioneer Village features the 1860 Philip Goertz Dogtrot Cabin, a shed, the 1858 John T. Lehman Cabin, and old tools, plows and other farming equipment. The museum hosts school tours, summer classes and other programs, and is available for events. Open Sat, 10am-4pm, on special occasions and by special appointment. During the summer the museum is open daily, 12pm-4pm. This great museum complex is located just east of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 4065 FM 535 in Rockne. Email
The Arts Cottage at Rock-C Ranch:
This non-profit arts venue is located in a renovated late 1890s Victorian home on the Rock-C Ranch. The Cottage hosts live music, lectures, drama, storytelling, visual arts and other arts programs. The cottage seats 50, and there is also an outdoor concert area. Light refreshments and beverages are served. Proceeds benefit charities. Volunteer positions are available. The for profit ranch has been recently purchased by Pebbles Wadsworth and Christian Smith. The ranch offers horseback riding, training and equestrian sports. (512) 360-4001. The ranch is located between Rockne and Smithville at 1620 FM 535, Smithville, Texas 78957. From U.S. 71 west of Bastrop, take SH 304 south to FM 535. Go left on FM 535 towards Smithville; the ranch will be on your left. From Smithville, take FM 535 south to the Ranch on your right. Email