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STONEWALL, TEXAS

Gillespie County, Texas Hill Country

Highway 290 and FM 1623
On the Pedernales River
13 Miles E of Fredericksburg
18 Miles W of Johnson City
Population: 502 (2010) 469 (2000)

1.5 miles W of Lyndon B. Johnson State Park

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Stonewall Texas peach orchard
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History in a Pecan Shell

The town was named after Confederate General Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson. The settlement was just a cluster of crude cabins in 1860 but a stage stop on the San Antonio-Fredericksburg route was setup in 1870 by Israel P. Nuñez. Nuñez also opened the first post office five years later.

A settlement called Millville sprang up in 1879 and it drew off population from the first site. A few years later both the stagecoach operation and the post office moved to Millville, which is when the town assumed the name of Stonewall.

From a population of just 200 residents in the mid 1920s, the town had 300 people in 1961 which declined to a low of 150 by 1964. It has slowly increased to the present high of 502 (2010).

Stonewall Chronicles

  • Peaches by Mike Cox ("Texas Tales" column)
    Stonewall calls itself the Peach Capital of Texas. The 4,000 or so acres of peach trees in the Hill County produce about a third of the state’s peach crop each year... more
  • LBJ and the Politics of Barbeque by Michael Barr
  • Stonewall, Texas Landmarks / Attractions

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    LBJ State Park farm scene, Stonewall, Texas
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
    Lyndon B. Johnson State Park
    Stonewall, Texas Attractions:
  • Lyndon B. Johnson State Park
  • Pedernales Falls State Park
  • Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
  • Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site entance, near Stonewall, Texas
    Lyndon B. Johnson State Park entrance near Stonewall
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
    Stonewall, TX, old LBJ Ranch Entrance
    Old LBJ Ranch entrance
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
    Stonewall Tx LBJ Ranch Spillway
    LBJ Ranch Spillway.
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2005
    Stonewall TX The Junction School
    The Junction School in Stonewall
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
    Stonewall Tx LBJ School
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2005
    1860 Stonewall TX School
    Stonewall School
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
    More Texas Schoolhouses
    LBJ School Marker, Stonewall TX
    Lyndon Baines Johnson historical marker on the Old Stonewall School.
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
    Major Israel M. Nunez historical marker
    Major Israel M. Nunez historical marker
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
    Stonewall Tx Trinity Lutheran Church
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2005
    Trinity Lutheran Church, Stonewall Tx
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
    Trinity Lutheran Church, Stonewall Tx
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
    Trinity Lutheran Church historical marker, Stonewall Tx
    Trinity Lutheran Church historical marker
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
    More Texas Churches
    Stonewall TX Trinity Cemetery
    Trinity Cemetery
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
    Stonewall TX Trinity Cemetery historical marker
    Trinity Cemetery historical marker
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
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    Stonewall, Texas
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