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These 3 Things About Blanco Aren’t Just Texas Hill Country Trivia

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A historical and charming town situated nicely in the Texas Hill Country, Blanco was established in 1858 by Gen. John D. Pitts and the Pittsburgh Land Company. Featuring a school, a Masonic Lodge, and a Methodist church, over the coming decades, the town’s population boomed, making it one of the largest ranch and farm commerce centers in Texas. But Blanco still holds a few cards close to its chest. Here are three facts about Blanco that might surprise you.

1. It’s Home to a Fresh Herb Farm.

These 3 Things About Blanco Aren’t Just Texas Hill Country Trivia

Photo: Facebook/Susan Harsdorff Horn

Blanco is one of the foremost places in the Texas Hill Country to collect fresh herbs. That’s thanks to the foresight of Fred and Melanie Van Aken, owners of the Heron’s Nest Herb Farm. At the farm, you can explore their trails filled with flowers and herbs, which are ready to pick (including lovely lavender), and you can shop a number of naturally made beauty products. Since 2004, visitors to the farm have been able to pick their own herbs and enjoy a cup of tea made from the very same in the farm’s garden. Classes are held regularly onsite, teaching everything from topical uses to cooking with the herbs produced right here in the Texas Hill Country.

2. It Features the Blanco Pioneer Museum.

These 3 Things About Blanco Aren’t Just Texas Hill Country Trivia

Photo: Facebook/Blanco Pioneer Museum

Opening its doors in 2009, the Blanco Pioneer Museum provides an opportunity to explore the town’s history through exhibits and displays that showcase the human connection to the past. Situated in the town’s historic district, the museum features historical artifacts and mementos from local longtime residents, each one telling a unique story about the establishment of the area. It’s a truly intimate, up-close, and personal look at Blanco’s tapestry of development that shouldn’t be overlooked.

3. It’s Home to a Great State Park.

These 3 Things About Blanco Aren’t Just Texas Hill Country Trivia
Photo: Facebook/Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation

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