Mason Community

Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

Mason County, Texas
Chamber of Commerce
108 Ft. McKavett
Mason, TX 76856
Phone: 915-347-5758
Points of Interest

Greek Revival courthouse

Seaquist Victorian Mansion, 400 Broad Street, built of sandstone, the 22-room house is elaborately detailed with carved limestone. Group tours are available by calling 512-352-6415.

Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve, open from May—October, Thursday—Sunday, 6–9, you can visit one of the largest Mexican free-tailed bat colonies known. Call 915-347-5970 for information and directions.

Mason County Memorial Museum

Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library contains an exhibit detailing career of author of Old Yeller and other works, Fred Gibson.

Topaz hunting, write or call Wesley Loeffler, Menard Route, Mason, Texas, 76856, 915-347-6415, or stop at Nu-Way Grocery on the northwest corner of the square. Country Collectibles on U.S. 87 North, Benji's Books and Gifts, and Underwood's Antiques on the square offer cut and mounted stones.

Gene Zesch's Woodcarving exhibit, Commercial Bank

Annual Events

January: Mason County Jr. Livestock Show
April: Bluebonnet Country Lanes Drives; Home Tour
May: Wildflower Country Lanes Drives; Mother's Day Craft Show
June: Open Tennis Tournament; Catfish Fry
July: Roundup Rodeo and Parade; Arts and Crafts Show
September: Tejano Festival
October: Fall Festival; Over the Hill Tennis Tournament
November: Christmas Lighting Tours; Wild Game Dinner; Craft Show
December: Christmas Lighting Tour; Home Tour


The Bridge's House B&B, 800-776-3519
Carriage House, Westmoreland Street, 915-347-6829
Cottage on Live Oak Street, 915-347-5531
Das Altes Haus, 4 miles NE of Mason on Old Pontotoc Road, 915-347-5719
The Hasse House, Hwy 29 East, Art, Texas, 915-347-6463
Hill Country Inn, Hwy 87 N, 915-347-6317
The Martin Guest Ranch, Hwy 87 S/RR 1723, 915-347-6852
Mason Square Bed & Breakfast, north side of the Square, 800-369-0405
Mi Casa es Su Casa, 1117 El Paso Street, 915-347-5342
Old Liberty B&B, Hwy 87 S, 915-347-6685
Oma's and Opa's Haus, 510 El Paso Street, 800-508-5101
Pontotoc Ranch B&B, Hickory Grove Rd., 915-251-6630
RV Park, Fort Mason City Park, Hwy 87 S, 915-347-6449
Smith I Bar Ranch, 915-265-4272
Willow Creek Ranch, 14 miles South of Mason, 915-347-6781, FAX 888-281-7242, e-mail: [email protected]


The Bistro, on the Square
Cooper's Pit BBQ, Hwy 87 S, 915-347-6897
The Coffee Shop, on the Square, 915-347-6398
Dairy Queen, Hwy 87 N, 915-347-5905
Fred's Steakhouse, Hwy 87 N, 915-347-5876
Friendly Cafe, Hwy 87 N, 915-347-6435
Willow Creek Cafe, on the Square, 915-347-6124
Zavala's Restaurant, Hwy 87 N, 915-347-5365

Specialty Shopping

Antiques & Crafts, on the Square, 915-347-6440
Antique Emporium, on the Square, 915-347-5330
Benji's Books & Gifts, on the Square, 915-347-6232
County Collectibles, on Hwy 87 N, 915-347-5249
Hinckley's Country Store, on the Square, 915-347-6824
Hodgepodge, on the Square
Hoffman Dry Goods Co., on the Square, 915-347-6750
Lindas's Boutique, on the Square, 915-347-5553
Market Square, on the Square, 915-347-5516
P.V.'s Antiques, on the Square, 915-347-5516
Ramona's Gallery of Art, on the Square, 915-347-6635
Underwood Antique Mall, on the Square, 915-347-5258
R.W. Zgabay Clothiers, on the Square, 915-347-6896

Communities and Related Links
Fredericksburg, Texas Web Site
Mason, Texas Web Site
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