Welcome......to Blanco County, located in the rolling hills of South Central Texas and a gateway to the wonders and fun of the Texas Hill Country. Blanco County is a quick hop from both Austin and San Antonio, and just a jump from Houston. With our hotels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts, the area is the perfect place to spend the weekend and explore what the countryside has to offer (read about Ranches of Brushy Top and day trips). Johnson City, our county seat and home to 1,656 people, was hometown to President Lyndon Baines Johnson and his life story can be seen at the LBJ National Historical Park. Johnson City is located in the second most-visited wine region of the United States and is the starting point for the 290 Wine Trail (see www.wineroad290.com). In the southern half of the county is Blanco, the largest city at 1,739 people, and the original county seat. Blanco and Blanco County recently celebrated their sesquicentennial anniversary; the city and county were formed in 1858. Blanco hosts an annual Lavender Festival (see blancolavenderfest.com) to celebrate its local lavender farms. Blanco County not only has a lot to offer, but Fredericksburg, Luckenbach, Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay, Burnet, Llano, San Saba, Sisterdale, Boerne, and more Hill Country destinations are also nearby. You can use our great hotels as a hub for your adventures. Blanco County is bordered on the west by Gillespie County, on the north by Burnet and Llano counties, on the east by Hays County, and on the south by Kendall and Comal counties. For more information, give us a call at the Blanco County News at 830-833-4812.