TexasEscapes.com HOME Welcome to Texas Escapes
A magazine written by Texas
Custom Search
New   |   Texas Towns   |   Ghost Towns   |   Counties   |   Trips   |   Features   |   Columns   |   Architecture   |   Images   |   Archives   |   Site Map

Counties
Texas Counties

Texas Towns
A - Z
Hotels

 

Texas | Counties

MASON COUNTY, TEXAS

30 43' 12" N, 99 13' 12" W (30.72, -99.22)
Population: 4,111 est. (2016) 4,012 (2010)
Total area: 932 square miles (2,410 km2)
929 square miles (2,410 km2) land
3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) water

Mason County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Mason County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    McCulloch County (N) San Saba County (NE) Llano County (E) Gillespie County (S) Kimble County (SW) Menard County (W)

    Mason County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

    MASON COUNTY

    Created January 22, 1858, and organized August 2, 1858, this county was named for its most important settlement, Fort Mason.

    Garrisoned intermittently from July 6, 1851, to March 23, 1869, Fort Mason was named for Lt. G. T. Mason of the United States 2nd Dragoons, killed in Mexican War action on April 25, 1846, near Brownsville. Fort Mason was one of a chain of posts situated a day's horseback ride apart, from Red River to the Rio Grande, for protecting frontier against Apaches, Comanches, other Indians.
    Mason County Courthouse
    Mason County Courthouse
    Mason County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Ernie Wymer

    Mason County Town List

    Cities, Towns, Ghost Towns & Forts: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Mason

    Book Hotel Here - Fredericksburg Hotels
  • Art
  • Camp Air
  • Capitola ghost town
  • Fly Gap ghost town
  • Fredonia
  • Fort Mason fort
  • Grit
  • Hedwigs Hill ghost town
  • Hilda ghost town
  • Katemcy
  • Koockville
  • Loyal Valley ghost town
  • Mason county seat
  • Pontotoc
  • Streeter
  • Wagram

  • Mason County Vintage Maps
    TX Mason County 1907 Postal Map
    Mason County 1907 postal map
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Mason County 1920s Map
    Mason County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Llano County 1940s Map
    Mason County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Contiguous Counties:
    McCulloch County (N) San Saba County (NE) Llano County (E) Gillespie County (S) Kimble County (SW) Menard County (W)

    Mason County Centennial Marker
    Fort Mason historical marker, Mason County  Texas
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, January 2006
    More Texas Counties

    For nearby towns & counties

    See Texas Hill Country
    More Texas Regions


    TEXAS TOWN LIST
    Alphabetical Listing of over 3300 Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns:
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M
    N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
    Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history, stories, landmarks and vintage/historic photos, please contact us.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Texas Escapes Online Magazine »   Archive Issues » Home »
    TEXAS TOWNS & COUNTIES TEXAS LANDMARKS & IMAGES TEXAS HISTORY & CULTURE TEXAS OUTDOORS MORE
    Texas Counties
    Texas Towns A-Z
    Texas Ghost Towns

    TEXAS REGIONS:
    Central Texas North
    Central Texas South
    Texas Gulf Coast
    Texas Panhandle
    Texas Hill Country
    East Texas
    South Texas
    West Texas

    Courthouses
    Jails
    Churches
    Schoolhouses
    Bridges
    Theaters
    Depots
    Rooms with a Past
    Monuments
    Statues

    Gas Stations
    Post Offices
    Museums
    Water Towers
    Grain Elevators
    Cotton Gins
    Lodges
    Stores
    Banks

    Vintage Photos
    Historic Trees
    Cemeteries
    Old Neon
    Ghost Signs
    Signs
    Murals
    Gargoyles
    Pitted Dates
    Cornerstones
    Then & Now

    Columns: History/Opinion
    Texas History
    Small Town Sagas
    Black History
    WWII
    Texas Centennial
    Ghosts
    People
    Animals
    Food
    Music
    Art

    Books
    Cotton
    Texas Railroads

    Texas Trips
    Texas Drives
    Texas State Parks
    Texas Rivers
    Texas Lakes
    Texas Forts
    Texas Trails
    Texas Maps
    USA
    MEXICO
    HOTELS

    Site Map
    About Us
    Privacy Statement
    Disclaimer
    Contributors
    Staff
    Contact Us

     
    Website Content Copyright Texas Escapes LLC. All Rights Reserved