Wimberley Texas started as a trading post settlement near Cypress Creek in 1848, the year Hays County was organized. After William Carvin Winters built a gristmill at the site in 1856, it took on the name “Winters’ Mill”. Over the years, the mill changed hands and was expanded to process lumber, shingles, flour, molasses, and cotton. It was sold again in 1874 to Pleasant Wimberley and the post office eventually named the town for him.
Although the mill was shut down in 1925, the community was established and continued to grow, eventually becoming known as a resort town and becoming popular with tourists seeking antique shops, restaurants, and outdoor adventures: camping, fishing, and horseback riding.
Wimberley Glass Works is also really fun! I love to go browse the gallery of fine glass art there and take in a glass blowing show in the studio.
Many of the homes and communities are in rural areas and welcome horses. For local expert advice, call Betty Saenz at (512) 785-5050 or contact Betty Saenz by e-mail.