Wimberley, TX – Hays County

Population 2,626 // Official Website // Schools

Wimberley started as a trading post settlement near Cypress Creek in 1848, the same year Hays County was established. In 1880, Alfred vom Stein, a postmaster from San Marcos, applied to have a post office established in the community. He called it Wimberleyville after Pleasant Wimberley, who bought Winters’ Mill in 1874. The application was granted, but the name shortened to Wimberley. The mill was a major contributor the town’s economy, processing lumber, shingles, cotton, flour and molasses. Although the mill was shut down in 1925, the community continued to grow into what is today a popular resort town and weekend getaway.

The village of Wimberley is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, 28 miles southwest of Austin and 46 miles northeast of San Antonio, in Hays County. The beautiful landscape features shady cypress trees, expansive meadows and rolling hills, and breathtaking views of Cypress Creek. The center of Wimberley is situated at the confluence of Cypress Creek and the Blanco River, roughly 1,000 feet above sea level on the Edwards Plateau. Access to our unique natural environment is just a short walk from the Wimberley Square in the Cypress Creek Nature Trail Park.

Blue Hole and Jacob’s Well are located along Cypress Creek. Blue Hole Regional Park, Wimberley’s famous natural swimming area, has been featured in numerous publications. In August 2008 Blue Hole was named the second best swimming hole in Texas by Texas Monthly magazine. Travel Leisure magazine has named Blue Hole as one of the top twelve best swimming holes in the nation. Jacob’s Well, just north of town, is an artesian spring that flows naturally from the Trinity Aquifer 140 feet below the surface. Dramatic limestone cliffs on one side and a lush green expanse on the other makes this gem of the Texas Hill Country a favorite destination for both locals and visitors.

Apart from Blue Hole and Jacob’s Well, Wimberley has abundant recreational opportunities. You can enjoy camping, hiking, boating, and fishing, golf and tennis just to name a few. If shopping is your thing, there are wonderful stores selling arts and handcrafted goods, much of which is made locally. The striking scenery and magical ambiance could explain why many artists and authors call Wimberley home.

Market Days is held the first Saturday of each month between April and December, and showcases over 450 booths of arts and crafts displays. Wimberley Community Center is another popular gathering place for many local social events. The center has a Senior Citizen Center as well as a nature wildlife area and bird habitat nearby. The facilities are available for rent and are a perfect venue for anything from business meetings to family reunions to weddings.

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