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County
Edwards
Region
Hill Country
Population
2010 Census - 1,182
2000 Census - 1,285
Nearby
Towns
Rocksprings, Texas
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Rocksprings, Texas History:
In 1891, J.R. Sweeten settled on Hackberry Creek at the site of the springs for which the town is named. In 1891, the town became the Edwards County Seat, and the post office was established. In 1892, Rocksprings had a blacksmith, a hotel, a physician, two saloons, a real estate agent, a general store, two lawyers, a druggist and approximately 250 residents. The Rocksprings economy is largely based on hunting and fishing, and angora sheep and mohair production. Rocksprings is located just south of the Llano River and 14 miles west of the headwaters of the Nueces River at the intersection of SH 55 and U.S. 377, 55 miles southeast of Sonora, 47 miles southwest of Junction, 79 miles west of Kerrville, 29.5 miles northwest of Camp Wood, and 61 miles northeast of Brackettville, Texas.
 
Historic City of Rocksprings, Texas Historical Marker Text:
“Known to early Texans as one inch flow of water out of rocks. Site of a camp for travelers and freighters. Occupants of land around the spring included W. J. Greer, with a sheep camp, 1882; Francis Winans, with a cattle and sheep ranch, 1884; A. O. Burr, farming, about 1885. Cattlemen, including Frank Gray, camped here during roundups. Outlaws in 1880s frequented a hut nearby. Rocksprings Post Office opened 1891 in townsite platted for a new county seat at center of Edwards County. The rock spring still seeps in city and county historic park and playground.”
 
Edwards County Courthouse, 1891:
This stone courthouse was designed in Romanesque revival style by architects Ben Davey and Bruno Schott designers. The courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 2010 Edwards County census was 2,002. (830) 683-6122. 400 West Main street, Rocksprings, Texas 78880. 
 
Edwards County Jail, 1895:
The second floor of the jail originally had a trap door used for hangings. The jail is located to right of courthouse.
 
Angora Goat Breeders Association Museum:
Open Mon, Wed, Fri, 9am-4pm. (830) 683-4483. 205 W Austin Street, Rocksprings, TX 78880. Email
 
Mitchell Arrowhead Museum:
The collection includes thousands of Indian arrowheads and artifacts. The collection is located in the Rocksprings Home and Ranch Supply at 301 West Main Street. Access is by permission from the Historic Rocksprings Hotel staff. In 2014 the building was listed for sale.
 
Texas Miniatures Museum:
The museum displays a collection of dollhouses and furnishings from 1900 to the present. It is located across the street from the historic Rocksprings Hotel (200 West Austin Street). Access is by permission from the Historic Rocksprings Hotel staff. (830) 683-4212. (713) 515-2780. Email  
 
The Rocksprings Gallery:
The gallery features landscapes, skyscapes, and animals created by Texas artists. It is located across the street from the historic Rocksprings Hotel (200 West Austin Street). Access is by permission from the Historic Rocksprings Hotel staff. (830) 683-4212. (713) 515-2780. Email 
 
Heritage Lean Beef Farm:
They raise and sell hormone, antibiotic and chemical free grass fed beef. (830) 683-7198. Email  
 
Camp Eagle Classic MTB (Mountain Bike) Festival, 1st Weekend in Sept:
Weekend biking events include the Texas State Championship Super D presented by Flat Rock Ranch, $100 Costume Crit, Too Cool Racing Family Fun Adventure Race, Adult/Junior Team Time Trial, Rock Climbing Palooza, Collegiate Omnium event, Friday Fun Ride, The Bike Texas Kids Kup, the Unicycle Race, I'm Not a Racer XC Race, and the Festival Velopalooza. The race is sponsored by the Kerrville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Richardson Bike Mart, and Hill Country Bicycle Works. Over 1,200 people attend this event. The race is held at Camp Eagle in Rocksprings, Texas. Race Questions: (830) 896-6864. Camp Eagle: (830) 683.3219. 6424 Hackberry Road, Rock Springs, 78880. From San Antonio take IH-10 west. Exit SH 41 near Mountain Home and drive west, 14 miles past the intersection of 41 and U.S. 83. Rock Springs, Texas. Race Email  Camp Eagle Email  Map
 
Historic Rocksprings Hotel, 1916:
(830) 683-4212. (713) 515-2780. 200 West Austin Street, Rocksprings, Texas. Email