in a Pecan Shell|
A timeline of significant events in Dripping
1849: a man named Fawcett is thought to be the founding
settler. In the 1850s, other settlers arrived and began farming. The town became
a regional center shortly before the start of the Civil War.
Springs was granted their post office.
1881: The Dripping Springs Academy
1884: The town’s population reaches 130.
was right on the road between Austin
and Fredericksburg. That and its water
guaranteed a prosperous future.
In the first part of the 20th century,
Dripping Springs became northern Hays County’s principal town.
mid-1980s the population was just over 600. By 1990 its population had risen to
Having the word Dripping in your town’s name has contributed
some amusing anecdotes over the years. Locals are used to it, but outsiders do
a double-take when they read a headline stating: “Dripping Native to run for Office.”
A Visit to Dripping
the town is booming and new growth is swallowing up the old part of town. I can
only speculate most of the growth is from nearby Austin,
TX and a desire
for those to live in a small town atmmosphere. - William
Beauchamp, June 27, 2009