The community first received its name in 1885 after the name of the first settler, L. Sheep, cattle, and goat ranching are the most popular in the area.
It’s no mystery that Texas Hill Country has some of the best scenic views in all of Texas.
Texas covers 267,339 square miles, or 7.4% of the nation’s total area. We have beaches and deserts, mountains and plains, historic forts and really old churches, and lots of whimsical roadside attractions.
Ragtime composer Scott Joplin was born in 1868 near Texarkana, and later became famous playing music halls in Missouri.
The three additional East Texas counties that join with other regional government councils are Chambers County (Anahuac), Liberty County (Liberty) and Walker County (Huntsville), all three in geographic proximity to the Houston metropolitan areas.
Outside of the Greater Houston area the average population density is around 18–45 per square mile (7–12 per km²), with the population density near the Big Thicket dropping below 18 people per sq mi.
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and head to Vanderpool, Texas, a small unincorporated community 10 miles North of Utopia and 30 miles west of Bandera.
Vanderpool is the perfect place to escape the populated city lifestyle, with only 82 cheerful residents. The economy flourishes on ranching, hunting, and tourism.