Hill Country
2010 Census - 1,182
2000 Census - 1,285
Rocksprings, Texas
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.”
Historic Rocksprings Hotel:
The hotel was constructed from wood in 1916. Soon after, a new fourteen room two-story concrete addition as added. Most of the wood structure was destroyed in a 1927 tornado. The mission-style verandah was added in 1929. (830) 683-4212. (713) 515-2780. 200 West Austin Street, Rocksprings.  Email  
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. Contacts
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, Texas 78880. Email
Mitchell Arrowhead Museum:
The collection includes thousands of Indian arrowheads and artifacts. The collection is housed in the Rocksprings Home and Ranch Supply at 301 West Main Street. Access is by permission from the Historic Rocksprings Hotel staff. (830) 683-4212. (713) 515-2780.
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  
Heritage Lean Beef:
They raise and sell hormone, antibiotic and chemical free grass-fed beef. (830) 683-7198.  Email 
Edwards County Volunteer Fire Department Rabies Clinic, April:  
(830) 683-2504. The fire department is on Live Oak Street, Rocksprings, Texas 78880.  Email
Annual Rocksprings July 4th Parade:
This parade is held in downtown Rocksprings. 830) 683-6466.  
September 28-29, 2018
Annual J&J Race and Trail Running Reunion, Rocksprings, Sept:
Race categories include 100KM, 50-mile, 50KM, 25KM and the 10KM. This event is held atCamp Eagle in Rocksprings, Texas. 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.  Email Chris   Race Corrections Email   Questions or Updates 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
Annual Hunters BBQ, First Saturday in Nov:  
Activities include a BBQ, door prizes and raffles.16 guns are raffled. Serving for the Hunters BBQ begins at 5pm. It is sponsored by the Edwards County Chamber of Commerce. This event is held at the Edwards County Fairgrounds Slab on U.S. 377 North. (830) 683-6466.  
Annual Christmas on the Square, Mid-Dec:
Activities include a 12 or 1pm hayride, 2pm piñata bashing by pre-K through 4th grades, 3pm Christmas carols, a 4pm visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, 6pm last chance to buy raffle tickets, 6:30 pm raffle winners announced, vendors, menudo and tamale sales, games all day and more. Call for this year’s event times. (830) 683-6466. This event is held on the courthouse square at 400 West Main Street, Rocksprings.
Vaquero’s Cafe:  
Probably the best restaurant in town, though some listed below have great reviews. They serve good breakfast, chicken fried steak, enchiladas and other menu items. (830) 683-3330. 104 North U.S. 377.  Reviews
Lotus Thai Café:    
Good food and good reviews. (830) 683-3711. 103 West Main Street.  Reviews
Jailhouse Sports Bar and Grill: 
They serve very good hamburgers, fillets and ribeyes. (830) 683-3366. This restaurant is on the town square (West Austin and West Main Streets).  Reviews
Chill’s Grill and Sweets:
They serve very good hamburgers on sour dough bread, chicken fried steak and a great breakfast. (830) 6833361-  103 Uvalde Road.  Reviews
King Burger Drive Inn, Mexican & American Food:  
Read the reviews then order the chicken fried steak or a cheeseburger and be happy. (830) 683-4127. 102 North Main Street.  Reviews