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County
Travis
Region
Hill Country
Population
2010 Census - 3,925
2000 Census - 656
Nearby
Towns
Bee Cave, Texas
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Bee Cave Texas History:
Early settler Dietrich Bohls moved from Austin to the Bee Cave area in the 1850s. Because of the wild Indians in the area, it took years for a town to develop. The town was named after a cave of wild bees found near the townsite. The Bee Cave post office opened in 1870 and was discontinued in 1915. In 1871, town businesses included Carl Beck’s general store and Wiley Johnson’s trading post. In the mid-1880s, the town had a steam gristmill, a cotton gin, a general store, a church, a school, and twenty residents. The Bee Cave School was consolidated with the Teck common school district in the 1940s and with the Dripping Springs Independent School District in Hays County in 1951. Bee Cave incorporated in 1987. In 1991, the population was 241. It was 656 in 2000, and 3,925 in 2010. The 2007 opening of the Hill Country Galleria Shopping Center had a tremendous impact of the town’s economy and growth. The increased tax base has allowed the town to plan many improvements including the addition of parks. Bee Cave is located at the intersections of SH 71, FM 620 South and FM 3238 (Hamilton Pool Road), 17.6 miles northwest of Austin (Lady Bird Lake & Lake Austin), 11 miles west of West Lake Hills, 27.8 miles southwest of Round Rock, 22 miles southwest of Cedar Park, 9.8 miles south of Hudson Bend, 58 miles southeast of Buchanan Dam (Lakes Buchanan & Inks), 36.6 miles southeast of Horseshoe Bay (Lake LBJ), 32 miles southwest of Marble Falls (Lake Marble Falls), 18.8 miles southeast of Spicewood, 6.5 miles southeast of Lakeway (Lake Travis), 40 miles northeast of Blanco, approximately 30 miles northeast of Johnson City, 15 miles northeast of Dripping Springs, and 23 miles northeast of Driftwood, Texas.  
 
Bee Cave Arts Foundation:
In an effort to promote the arts, the foundation hosts art shows and other events. In order to improve the aesthetic quality of public spaces, this group promotes the placement of unique benches in high foot traffic areas throughout the community. Individuals or groups may donate creative benches. Several Proposed Benches are in need of sponsors. Future plans include establishing the Bee Cave Sculpture Park which will provide sculptures designed specifically for kids at play. Contact Email  Approved Locations Map 
 
Bee Cave Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, a genealogy database, Tumble Books talking books, puzzles and games for children, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Their Mango Languages program offers 12 languages which may be learned online by logging on with your library card. The library hosts the annual March party honoring Theodore Geisel, the author of the Dr. Seuss books. Membership is free and open to all Texas residents. Open Tue-Thu, 10am-7pm; Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat, 1pm-5pm; closed Sundays & Mondays. (512) 767-6620. 4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave. Email