Bastrop has a unique blend of city convenience and rural charm making it a destination of choice for both business and tourism. Just a 30 minute drive from Austin, Bastrop boasts a beautiful Historic District that is bustling with business. In 2007 it became a Texas Main Street City and in 2010 it was named one of the Top 12 Distinctive Destinations in America.
In addition to its "old town charm", Bastrop also features "The Lost Pines". The Lost Pines Forest is a 13-
Outdoor enthusiasts will find four outstanding golf courses, hiking and biking trails, canoeing and kayaking on the Colorado River, horseback riding, fishing, swimming, camping, rodeo events and more! Bastrop boasts the Bastrop State Park which adjoins the Buescher State Park in Smithville providing miles of natural beauty.
Additionally Bastrop features the new Circuit of the Americas Formula One Race Track just 20 miles away, an active Opera House, Lost Pines 8 features movies, bowling, arcade, black light mini-
Smithville, founded in 1829, is a small rural town with a population of just under 5000 people. Named after William Smith, an early settler in the town, Smithville was originally a town of seventeen families, although that number leapt once a railroad was built through the town. The town's historic commercial and residential areas remain largely unchanged since their construction, and the friendly atmosphere makes Smithville a pleasant place to sightsee and live.
Smithville was the first city in Texas to receive the "Film Friendly City" designation from the Texas Film Commission. Recently, a number of films have had part or all of their scenes shot in Smithville, including Hope Floats, Tree of Life, Artois the Goat, Five Time Champion, Martha, and Shady Texas.
As of December 2, 2006, Smithville holds the record for baking the world's largest gingerbread man, which made it into the Guinness World Records. During the 16th Annual Festival of Lights, a 20-
Places of interest to tourists: Texas Veterans Memorial Park, great moments, such as our five-
To this day, Smithville retains its old school charm; like stepping back in time to a more carefree era and it’s something Smithville is very proud of.
Cedar Creek is an Unincorporated area located 11 miles west of Bastrop in Bastrop County, Texas State Highway 21 Farm to Market Road 535. Although it is unincorporated, Cedar Creek has a post office, with a ZIP code of 78612. The community takes its name from a tributary of the Colorado River named Cedar Creek.
The 405 acre Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort is located in Cedar Creek. Cedar Creek County Park was dedicated in 2008. The 46 acre park is Bastrop County's first county park. The park features fields for football, soccer, and baseball, courts for basketball and sand volleyball, a playscape, nature trails, historic sites, picnic tables and a butterfly garden. A brand new 4A High School opened in Cedar Creek in the fall of 2010. It is part of the Bastrop Independent School District, and the second high school in the district.
Paige is on U.S. Highway 290 forty-
In 1884 Paige reported a population of 350 and several businesses, including seven cotton gins. By 1886 the population had reached 500. The town was a railroad shipping center for cotton, cattle, hogs, cordwood, butter, eggs, potatoes, and other produce. It had a pickle factory, creamery, and broom factory. By 1914 Paige had a bank and telephone service, but the population had decreased to 400. In 1941 Paige had an estimated population of 467 and ten businesses. During World War II the population began to decline again, partially as a result of the decrease in cotton production.
In 1952 the town reported eight businesses and a population of 220. In 1981 the Hou-
Courtesy of: Doris Goerner Laake, The History of Paige, Texas and Vicinity (Austin: Eakin Press, 1983)
Long recognized for its Sausage and Bricks, Elgin Texas proudly bears the twin titles of the “Sausage Capital of Texas” and the “Brick Capital of the Southwest.” But today, Elgin is known for much more than these two industries which have been for decades, and remain today, solid economic foundations for the community. Today Elgin is a city on the move with a brand new Walmart, a recent HEB, and a branch of Austin Community College opened recently. There is a projected passenger rail to Austin that is being worked on as well.
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