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Lake Travis, Colorado River
  • Photo of Bluebonnet Fishing Camp, undated
Lake Victor Story     
  1. Newspaper article dated January 20, 1972 by Greg Olds titled “ ‘Lake Victor Story’ Recalls Olden Days” including picture of Trinity Professor Dr. M.G. Bowden and Maurice C. Shelby author of “The Lake Victor Story”.  Both men are natives of Lake Victor.
  2. Typed paragraph about Lake Victor
  3. Picayune, 22 July 2009, "News Accounts Paint Colorful Picture of Old Lake Victor" by Rachel Bryson.
  4. See also "The Lake Victor Story" by Maurice C. Shelby, published 1971; 208 pages, not indexed; many photographs, family histories, info of schools, churches, businesses; cemetery listings, newspaper articles, and much more.  On the shelf in HBFL's Dobie Room. 
  5. Index of Photos and News Stories from "The Lake Victor Story" by Maurice C. Shelby; 10 typed pages.
  6. The Picayune, 5 Aug 2009, "Lake Victor Celebrates 106 years Saturday"
  7. Burnet Bulletin, 26 July 1993, "Shelby Recalls Lake Victor's Heyday" with photo of M. G. Shelby
  8. The Picayune, 8 Aug 2007, "Lake Victor Hosting Annual Homecoming", by Daniel Clifton
  9. The Picayune, 22 July 2009, "News Accounts Paint Colorful Picture of Old Lake Victor" by Rachel Bryson
  10. Burnet Bulletin 12 Dec 2014; "Masons honored at Lake Victor Lodge"
  11. Hill Country Magazine, Winter 2005; two pictures taken of Lake Victor area.
  12. "Lake Victor, Don't Bring Your Boat", by Billie Warner Buck.  Nine pages, 4 pages of pictures; report presented to Edwards Plateau Historical Association annual meeting, October 2015; compiled from old letters, deeds, wills, church history and memories of friends and family. 

See Also "The Lake Victory Story" by Maurice Shelby -- lists the names of thousands of Lake Victor citizens.  It contains lists of church members, Masonic Lodge Members, school personnel and many others,

  1. Brochure about Lampasas,
  2. Texas Newspaper clipping from The American-Statesman titled “Treaty Oak Perfect Specimen of Its Kind” by Clare Ogden Davis
  3. Texas Heritage Workshop Agenda  List of sources for doing a program or contest on “Cattle Brands and Ranch Histories” (2 copies)
  4. Three page typed history of Lampasas
  5. Copy of  newspaper article from Lampasas Record by Alfred E. Menn  titled “The Lampasas Story”
  6. Copy of newspaper article from Lampasas Record by Mr. W.R. Young titled “The Town of Lampasas Was Started Before The War Between The States” includes picture of Parks Hotel
  7. Copy of newspaper article from Lampasas Record titled “Some Early Historical Facts and Dates And Other Information of Lampasas County” includes picture of D.C. Thomas, district judge; Martin (last name not copied), county judge;  Col. J.E. Morgan, County clerk;  F. Lewis, County Atty; W.B Abney; Zivley,constable;  E.N. “L” Wolf, deputy sheriff and W.B. McGee, Baptist minister
  8. Copy of newspaper article taken from Lampasas Record September 10, 1936 issue by Mrs. Kate Longfield titled “Some of the Happenings from As Far Back As I Can Remember” Description of Historical Marker at the west door of the Lampasas County Court House (2 copies)
  9. Booklet titled “Stories of Lampasas” by Mrs. W.H. Moses
  10. Booklet by Tad Moses titled “Lampasas Texas Historical Brief” (52 pages)
  11. Newspaper clipping, Temple, Texas, 6 Feb 1977, “Lampasas Blaze Destroys Landmark School Building”, with photo of 1895 Lampasas Middle School after burn.
  12. Typed notes from 1913 Lampasas Leader newspaper concerning Burnet events or citizens.
  13. Newspaper clipping, date and source unknown, “L. M. Stephens Writes Interesting History of Chadwick’s Mill.” [Copy of this article filed in "Mill, Chadwick"
  14. Highland Lakes Weekly 16 Jan 2015; "Civilizing the Wild West." About DeWitt Clinton Thomas.

Land Heritage Awards - see Texas Land Heritage Awards

LBJ Ranch   
  1. Page from The Highlander, 1 Nov 1973.  Article and pictures about the LBJ ranch.  “Ranch of LBJ’s Grandfather Restored With Old Fashioned Care.”
  2. Undated newspaper article about tour entitled A Wagon Ride into History.
  3. Newspaper copy of artilce about Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson from the Burnet Bulletin, 30 June 1938.
  4. Newspaper picture of Johnsons observing the change of Granite Shoals Lake to Lake LBJ from the Marble Falls Highlander dated 2 April 1970.
  5. Several pages of copy from the Record Courier, Johnson City, dated 28 June 1973, about reopening of LBJ home .
  6. Article from Burnet Bulletin, 1974, about LBJ Statue to be Dedicated in Park Ceremonies Saturday, August 24
  7. Unnamed newspaper article dated 29 04 1976 written by Sam Johnson
Ledger From Burnet County Store, 1898-99   
Small notebook itemizing names and goods purchased, along with date and prices.  About 50 pages, written on both sides.  Sample below:
April 27 1898  Westfall Barton, 2 Cultivator bolts, .15
W. P. Hunt, Bro
March 27       1 pr shoes          1.30
Apr 24           1 pants                 .80
May 3             bal on sugar        .75
May 4            1 pr slippers          .90
May 4             1 sk flour           1.10
Legion, Auxilary   
  1. Newspaper clipping, Austin American Statesman, 25 Nov 1948, with photo 
  2. Three copies of program, “10th District Convention of the American Legion” 6 June 1948

Letters, Confederate   
  1. Newspaper clipping, San Antonio Express News, 27 Feb 1977, “Kin of Writers Sought”; about 100 letters from confederate soldiers and families in the state comptroller’s warehouse.
  2. Typed list with three columns, Widow/Pensioner, Veteran, Other; arranged by county.  This may be a list of the letters mentioned in item 1 above.
Letters/Field Family  (This folder is in the Surname file under Feild, Family Letters) 
This file contains letters written during and a couple of years after the Civil War
1) 7 Feb 1861 – R. S. Feild to his mother.
2) 5 Apr 1861 – Thomas A. Feild to his mother, followed by a letter from H. L. Feild to his mother.
3) 30 June 1861 – H. L. Feild to his mother.
4) 27 Nov 1861 – Letter from J. Y Shipman, regarding Mrs. L. M. Feild paper.
5) 4 Jan 1862 – Letter from Annie to Ma & Mrs. Harriet Yoe.
6) 25 Aug 1862 – H. L. Feild to his mother.
7) 12 Mar 1863 – H. L. Feild to his mother.
8) 18 Apr 1863 – H. L. Feild to his mother.
9) 3 Aug 1863 – Jennie (Mrs. H. L.) Feild to her mother-in-law.
10) 6 Aug 1863 – Harry L. Feild to his mother.
11) 4 Oct 1863 – H. L. Feild to his mother.
12) 1 Dec 1863 – Letter from Martha T. Green to Mrs. Feild telling of the death of Harry Feild. Harry was killed on 3 Nov 1863.
13) 3 Feb 1864 – Jennie Feild to her mother-in-law.
14) 31 Mar 1864 – Jennie Feild to her mother-in-law.
15) 5 July 1864 – Jennie Feild to her mother-in-law.
16) 6 Aug 1864 – Jennie Feild to her mother-in-law.
17) 25 Nov 1864 – Jennie Feild to
18) 18 Oct 1866 – Letter from Annie Feild to her mother-in-law telling of the death of her husband.
19) 19 Dec 1866 – Letter from Annie Feild to her mother-in-law.
20) 11 Apr 1867 – Annie Feild to her mother-in-law Lucy Feild.
21) 2 Sep 1867 – Annie Feild to her mother-in-law.
22) 26 Feb 1893? – Letter from A. H. Feild.
23) Copy of picture of Dr. M. A. Feild.
24) Copy of pictures of Harry Lee Feild and Dr. Feild in Tenn & wife.
25) Letter April 23 (no year) from M. A. Feild.
26) Copies of envelopes
27) Copies of 2 pages that are unreadable.
Liberty Hill     
1.  Three pages of poor images of The Williamson County Sun, 28 Aug 1969; “Liberty Hill Once Was Atop a Hill Became Silent Grove, Town Moved East”.  With pictures.
2.  Newspaper page, The Williamson County Sun, 20 March 1975; “Liberty Hill combines the Old and the New”, with pictures
3.  Newspaper clipping, date and source unknown.  “The Austin Story.  Highway Marker Near Georgetown Marks Battle Site.”   Photo of marker  commemorating a battle fought between Texas Rangers and Indians (Manuel Flores on May 18, 1839.
4.  Newspaper  clipping, The Williamson County Sun, 12 Nov 1970, “Liberty Hill Cemetery Dates Back to 1875, with photo of large tombstone.
5.  Copies of #4; poor quality.
6.  Newspaper page, The Libertarian, 2 Sept 1975, about Liberty Hill highschool football and volleyball teams.
7.  Note card from Helen Chesley to Mrs. Price, dated June 15, [no year], thanking her for her help.
8.  Newspaper pages, The Libertarian, April 1975, full issue, 12 pages.
Libraries (Burnet County)
Bertram Library

1. "Bertram Library unveiled" Burnet Bulletin, 1 March 2006
2. "An important plea from Bertram's Historical Committee"  Bertram Enterprise 2 Nov 2005; Donation items from Garrett Wilkinson Museum
3. "Library donation" Burnet Bulletin 19 Apr 2006; 4 books on gardening donated by Master Gardeners
4. picture of Friends of the Bertram Library with plans for the new library, 1 Mar 2006, unknown newspaper
5. Burnet Bulletin 11 Mar 2009; "Bertram gets $2M for 'green' library"
6. Burnet Bulletin 8 Dec 2010; "Library staff begins move into new building
7. The Picayune 6 Nov 2013; "Secret's out: Bertram Library Thrift Store celebrates 30 years of unique items and dedicated volunteers"
Burnet County Library Open House - 1963
  1. Texas Library Journal, TLA Conference, 1975, Dallas
  2. Picture of two women, unidentified, undated.
  3. Sign-in Sheets for Open House, Nat’l Library Week, April 23, 1963
  4. Sign-in Sheets for 10 April 1963
  5. Guest Register, Nov 18, 1962 and stapled together with Guests for Open House at 13th Birthday, Jan 9, 1963
  6. Sign-in Sheets for Nat’l Lib Week Family Night, April 10, 1962
Burnet County Library System
  1. Library Survey Data, 1995
  2. Burnet Bulletin, 2 Aug 1995, Library Requests $130,000 for automation, by Sara Wartes
  3. The River Cities Daily Tribune, 22 Mar 2006; "Burnet County libraries preparing for future" by Daniel Clifton; Burnet and Bertram sites getting facelifts.
  4. Burnet Bulletin 16 Aug 2006; Lending a hand to the lending library" by Chris Crews
  5. The Picayune 7 Sep 2011; "Check out happenings at Burnet County libraries"
  6. The River Cities Tribune 13 Feb 2011; "Dark chapter for Burnet County libraries?" - state funding cuts could have impact in Burnet County - by Nicole Lessin
Burnet - Herman Brown Free Library
  1. Newspaper section, Burnet County Bulletin, 16 Feb 1978, “New Library Dedication is Sunday.”   Notes on the Building of the Herman Brown Free Library.  Pictures of main reading room; Library Board Chairman, Mrs Alvin Nored; Present Librarian Mrs. Price.
  2. Newspaper page, Burnet County Bulletin, 16 Feb 1978, page A5, “Library Dedication Ceremony Sunday”
  3. The Highlander Dec 1981; "Burnet commissioners ponder library problem"
  4. Burnet Bulletin 10 Jan 2007; "Polar Express", cookie wallace, director of Herman Brown Free library, accepts check for most popular Christmas Tree decorating contest
  5. The Picayune 23 May 2007; "Herman Brown Free Library will be getting a new roof soon"
  6. Burnet Bulletin 8 Aug 2007; "A farewell letter to Burnet"; Library Director Cookie Wallace leaving after about 22 years of service
  7. River Cities DailyTribune, 24 April 2008; "Burnet Library's Expansion Beginning"; library supporters plan to raise $3 million in grants for public library, by Raymond V. Whelan.
  8. Burnet Bulletin 30 Apr 2008; "Herman Brown Free Library expansion kicked off"
  9. Burnet Bulletin 9 July 2008; "Need to Expand/Artistic talent, fun stuff for children planned" 60th anniversary
  10. Burnet Bulletin 38 May 2008; "Burnet library celebrates 60th"
  11. Burnet Bulletin 10 Sep 2008; "Commissioners peruse library plans"
  12. Burnet Library Expansion Project September 2008 update newsletter.
  13. The Picayune, 1 April 2009; "Vanished Exhibition Reveals Plight", about a traveling exhibition  by the nonprofit TRACES Center for History and Culture.  The exhibit reveals how thousands of German-Americans during WWII were labeled unfairly as "potentially dangerous enemy aliens" at the time  and put in camps.
  14. Burnet Bulletin, 22 April 2009; "Grant to help young readers' parents"; a grant through CTLS that provides training for library staff to work with parents of young children.
  15. Unknown newspaper and date:  photo of Lucille O'Donnell, Burnet County Librarian.
  16. Burnet Bulletin 7 Oct 2009 "Friends: Gear up for new building"
  17. Burnet Bulliten, 30 Dec 2009, article about new public library in the works. 
  18. Burnet Bulletin, 28 Jan 2009, Burnet library switches site.
  19. unknown paper, 21 July 1977, article "Burnet Commissioners Accept library building with picture of Janet Crain moving books.
  20. DailyTribune, 29 Nov 2011, "Feds Deny Funds for New Burnet Library" by Raymond V. Whelan
  21. Burnet Bulletin 25 Dec 2002; "Craft group begins" for children ages 6-11.
  22. The Picayune 30 Nov 2011; "New chapter is ahead for library,, newspaper" by Raymond V. Whelan
  23. The Picayune 11 Feb 2015; Picture of James & Marie Herbort, JoAnn Myers, Betsy Engelbrecht and Leonard Smith, + article about the Friends purchasing Herbort's office for library expansion.
Marble Falls Library   
  1. Pictures and  newspaper article from The Highlander about antique Stetson hat display case including letter from Thelma Malloy, Display Director of Neiman-Marcus dated December 14, 1967 to Mrs. Dan Purvis
  2. Handwritten copy of the Marble Falls Library Board Meeting for Dec. 10, 1957 about insuring books
  3. Newspaper article from The Highlander by Pauline M. Edwards dated January 9, 1975 titled “Saturday Named Mary Griffin Day as Marble Falls Library Officially Opens” including pictures of Mary Griffin and Lois Anderson, founding mother of MFL
  4. Newspaper photo of opening ceremonies of MFL including Mary Griffin, State Senator John Traeger, Marble Falls Mayor Chafee, Agnes Hefner and Thomas Shefelman
  5. Newspaper photos of inside and outside views of new MFL
  6. Newspaper  photos from The Highlander dated January 16, 1975 including Mary Griffin, Mayor Dean Chafee, House of Representatives member Dave Allred, Senator John Traeger and House of Representatives member Camm Lary, Jr.
  7. River Cities Tribune August 20, 2004 “Marble Falls Public Library Fair---What’s in it for you?”
  8. Llano News, 3 Jan 2007, Photo and caption of Clyde Smith, President of the Blubonnet Chapter, SAR, and Betsy Engelbrecht of Marble Falls Library.
  9. 2 handwritten cards about beginning of Marble Falls Library and picture of Old Burnet Jail.
Oakalla Library
 no information collected as of 2012
Libraries (Llano County)
Lakeshore Library
  1. Daily Tribune, 30 Jan 2009, "Texas Authors to Speak at the Lakeshore Library Book Festival."  Article abut the festival and photos of authors Lisa Wingate and Mike Cox.
Llano County Library
  1. Picayune, 19 Oct 2005 - Newspaper article about library getting back to normal after 2nd LLano County Book Festival.
  2. Llano Buzz, 26 April 2006, 'Dian Ray celebrates 25th anniversary. 
  3. Lake Country Life insert Burnet Bulletin, 14 Oct 2009, "Buildings for books bear history"
 Live Oak     
  1. Brief paragraph about Live Oak
  2. Note about Live Oak School including names of V. Bertram and wife I. and J.W. Stewart, J.R. Williams, J.T. Stewart and A.C. Perry
  3. Typed page report of Live Oak Community including names of Ross, Haven, Baker, Bertram, Berry, Brizendine, Dunn, Hutto, Kruhl, McAndrew, Ottinger, Peterson, Pitts, Perry, Smith, Spradling, Stewart, White, Whitley, Cochran, and Ray

Llano County  Information

The ABC's Why Llano County Is Unique - A series of articles in The Llano News by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Dates of articles: 2015, March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22, April 29. Names mentioned:
  1. Mar 25 - Fisher Miller Grant, Sam Houston, Henry Fisher, Burchard Miller, Chief Buffalo Hump, Baron John O. Meusebach, Rev. Jonas Dancer, Mitilda Jones Friend, Francis Marion and Susan Cooper Whitlock, Martin W. King, Johnny Ringo.
  2. Apr 1 - Francis R. Malone, John Peters Ringo, Joseph G. Olney (alias Joe Hill), Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday.
  3. Apr 8 - Matilda Jones Friend, Francis M. Whitlock & son Willie, Susan Cooper Whitlock, Malinda Candel, Amanda Townsend, Lee Temple Friend.
  4. Apr 15 - Wash Wolfe, Annie Victoria McDonald, Banta-McDonald, Levi V. Arnold, Johnny Lemenweber.
  5. Apr 22 - David Cowan, Capt. R. W. Riley, Capt. James S. Bourland, Capt. Franklin Breazeale, Capt. C. W. Dorsey, John H. Barringer, Mr. Wills.Apr 29 - Gladys
  6. Apr 29 - Mrs. Gladys McQueen, Evelyn Chamberlain.
Black History
  1. The Llano News 23 Feb 2011; "Black History Month...in Llano County" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of the remains of Doolittle Chapel, Llano's only black school.
  2. The Llano News 13 Nov 2013; "Queen Bee Continued...Chapter 4 Part 2. First of 2 articles about Britt Johnson, a freed slave. Partnered with David White to go into the Indian reservations in search of family members who were captured.
  3. The Llano News 20 Nov 2013; "Queen Bee continued..." Chapter 4 Part 3 & Chapter 5, Part 1. Further information on Britt Johnson.
  4. The Llano News 14 Jan 2015; "Ignored...In Plain Sight" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Article about the role of African Americans in the earliest days of Llano County.
  5. The Llano News 21 Jan 2015; "Part Two: Ignored...In Plain Sight" by Karylon Hallmark Russell

Cemeteries -
Cemeteries - General Information
  1. Picayune; 29 April 2009 - "Tiny Cemetery tells story of some of region's earliest pioneers" by Connie Swinney, Joyce Ricketson, W. M. H. Chapman, Francis M. Bradford, Bill Stewart, Muriel Jackson Barnett, Mr. & Mrs. Leon Bell, Damron, Moss and Duncan Family
  2. Highlander 27 May 1993; "Historical marker at Babyhead Cemetery"
  3. Lake Country Life 9-15 Sep 2009; "The mysterious Six-Mile Light" by Dale Fry; regarding Six-Mile Cemetery.
  4. The Llano News 6 Oct 2010; "Almost Forgotten: The Story of the Oldest Person Buried in Llano County" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  5. Lake Country Life 8-14 Aug 2012; "Valley Spring"
  6. Lake Country Life 30 May-5 June 2012; "Veterans life here" by Dale Fry. About Historical Board Branch Cemetery
  7. Lake Country Life 9 Sep 2008; "History buried in Burnet, Llano cemeteries" by Dale Fry
  8. Lake Country Life 9-15 Sep 2009; "The mysterious Six-Mile Light" by Dale Fry
  9. Lake Country Life, Vol 5, No. 50;  13 April 2011, Burnet Bulletin.  "Grave Decision"  by Dale Fry about gravesites moved by LCRA.
  10. Llano County Historical Markers compliments of Llano County Historical Commission
  11. The Picayune 14 Oct 2015; "Six Mile legend shines light on faded rural community" by Daniel Clifton.
Cemeteries - Specific Cemetery Information

Cemeteries - Bluffton Cemetery
  1. Llano News,  26 Sept 2012; "81st Annual Meeting of the Bluffton Cem. Assoc," with info about graves and dedication of the "Monument to the Unknowns."
  2. Llano News, 26 Sept 2012; "Quite the Undertaking!" by Karylon Hallmark Russell about history of the area and Bluffton Cemetery.
  3. The Highlander 28 Sep 2012; "Bluffton Cemetery group meeting set"
  4. Lake Country Life 13 April 2011; "Grave decision" by Dale Fry (about relocation graves from Old Bluffton Cemetery to New Bluffton Cemetery)
  5. Picayune 2 Oct 2013, "Bluffton Cemetery silently tells its history" by Daniel Clifton
  6. Bluffton Cemetery Association Newsletter October, 2015; gives history of cemetery.
  7. The Llano News, 21 Oct 2015; "How to Get Away with Murder" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Mary Duff, Allen A. Atkison, Caleb A. Davis, Allen Smith, Wade Hampton Blevins, Dan Smith, Hammons Family.
                                                Cemeteries - Llano City
            1. Llano Buzz 8 Nov 2006; "Llano cemetery gets historical marker" by Dale Fry
            2. Llano County Journal; "Cemetery Tour a tale of history, leaders" - Visitors to Historical Llano City Cemetery Tour learn of the beginnings of Llano's Boom Era. Lives featured were Frank Malone, Flavius Josephus and Nora Belle Owen Johnson, Frederick and Ella Douglas Opp, Harry Edward and Adre Hedeman, John Hiram and Minnie Button McLeaning, Clint and Pensylvania Holton Breazeale, and the painted ladies of the evening.
            3. Highland Lakes Weekly 16 Oct 2015; picture of Jerry and Cheryl Crabtree playing Confederate veteran Sohn Simpson and wife Elizabeth at the Llano Library's Cemetery Stroll in 2013.

                                            Cemeteries - Putman

            1. Llano Journal 3 Sep 2014; "Llano County Cemetery receives DRT Medallions" - DRT Citizen Medallion Markers dedicated for Madison DeKalb Putman and Olivia Davidson Putman.                                                                                                            

                                            Cemeteries - Tow

  1. List of Confederate States of America and/or Texas Rangers buried in the Tow Cemeteries. List includes two who fought in Mexican War and/or the Texas Revolution.
  2. List of Confederate Veterans buried in the cemetery, with birth and death dates
Blue Lake Estates - Highland Lakes Weekly, 29 May 2015;"Highland Lakes Hideaway" by John Hallowell. Houston developer William C. Canfield purchased a large ranch on the south side of Lake Granite Shoals owned by Fritz and Annalies (Matern Wenmohs.
  1. The Llano News 31 Aug 2011; "Old Bluffton: Out of the Depths" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  2. The Llano News 28 Dec 2011; "No Turning Back - Just Visiting" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  3. 2nd Bluffton Sketch by D Prikryl 5 Jan 2007; site map of Old Bluffton along with photographs
  4. Lake map of Old Bluffton - with locations and photos attached.
  5. Lake Country Life 20-26 Jan 2010; ""Glimpse vanished hamlet on the Colorado"
  6. Lake Country Life magazine section of Burnet Bulletin 7 Mar 2007; "Old Bluffton re-emerges"
  7. Lake Country Life magazine section of Burnet Bulletin 7 Mar 2007; "Lake Buchanan reveals it secrets" 
  8. Newspaper article from unknown newspaper & undated; "A town covered by Waters of Buchanan Lake"
  9. The Highlander 7 Sep 1972; "Bluffton-A City Destroyed by Water and Fire" by Jan Ward
  10. The Highlander 7 Mar 1974; "Early Days in Bluffton and In Llano County" by Oliver Maxwell
  11. The Highlander 5 Aug 1976; "A Corn-y Tale - This Miller grinds Exceeding Fine" - about A. E. Croft and wife Dovie Smith. He was proprietor of store in Bluffton
  12. The Highlander 28 July 1977; "Bluffton,, Texas native Johanson traces roots of Lakeside town to Arkansas.
  13. The Highlander 22 Oct 1987; "Dam construction scatters families" by Moore Johanson.
  14. Highland Lakes Weekly 29 Aug 2014; picture of old town of Bluffton appearing because of low lake levels.

Carter-Coggin Feud
  1. Llano Buzz 8 Mar 2006; "1882: A wild shootout in downtown Llano" by Dale Fry - about the feud between the Coggins and the Carters
  2. The Llano News 1 Feb 2012; "The Carter-Coggin Feud-Part Three"
  3. The Llano News 8 Feb 2012; "The Carter-Coggin Feud-Part Four"
  4. The Llano News 15 Feb 2012; "The Carter-Coggin Gunfight/Llano, Texas, June, 1882"
  5. The Llano News 22 Feb 2012; "The Carter Coggin Feud/Concluding Thoughts"
  6. The Llano News 29 Feb 2012; "The Carter-coggin Feud/Documented Epilogue"
  1. Llano News March 2, 2005 “Castell Community celebrates historical marker” article names  people who are descendents of the people who settled the Castell community
  2. Llano News, 11/23/2005 Castell dedicates veterans memorial
  3. Llano Buzz, 11/08/2006 Castell General Store is 108 and still going strong
  4. Llano Buzz, 1/10/07 “Methodists have met in Castell since 1852”
  5. Llano Buzz,  27 Dec 2006, “Runaway  Mules Drag Castell Woman”, by Dale Fry.  With photo.
  6. Unknown newspaper, 1969, "Discovery of 1919 Program recalls Early-Day Teaching", with photo of pioneer Llano County teacher, Will P. Miller.  Program for closing exercises, Lehmberg School, Castell, Texas, 1919, Will P. Miller, teacher.
  7. The Llano News, 11 May 2006, "The German Pioneers of Castell" by Patty Schneider Pfister, about history of Castell, established 1847 was the first settlement in Llano County and is the only settlement of the Fisher and Miller Land Grant that survived; also has a list of Texas Historical Markers dedicated in the community of Castell.
  8. "German nobleman made peace by living with Indians" Llano Buzz 7 Jun 2006
  9. "A Castell Church"; Lake Country Life magazine section of The Burnet Bulletin Vol 6 No 32: St. John Lutheran Church
  10. The Picayune 19 June 2013; "Fish fry and auction to benefit old Castell School restoration" by Jared Fields. Includes picture of school.
  11. Hill Country Magazine Summer 2006; "Chow in the Hills"  by Tom Shires. Includes picture of Castell General Store, and historical marker for the Castell School Haus

    Grace Episcopal Church
  1. Newspaper article about the Grace Episcopal Church including pictures (Highlander, August 9, 1973)
  2. Llano Buzz, 12/27/2005 Picture of Grace Episcopal Church building
    First Baptist Church, Llano
  • Llano Buzz May 10, 2005 “First Baptist erects building with help from the community”
    Bethel Primitive (Lone Grove)
  • Brief historical note about Primitive Church

    Tow Baptist  

  1. Llano News, 13 Oct 2004, “Tow Baptist celebrates 1854-2004”
  2. Citizens Gazette 13 oct 2004 "Tow church to celebrate 150 years
  3. Church bulletin for December 2004
  4. Llano News 6 July 2005, "FB Church of Tow welcomes new pastor" - Includes picture of James Wilcox and wife Kathy
  5. The Picayune Oct 5, 1994; "Tow celebrates heritage through church anniversary" by M. E. Wright. First Baptist Church of Tow Celebrates 140 Anniversary. Early Families and Preachers named.


  1. The Llano News May 18, 2005 “First Presbyterian Church of Llano will celebrate 124th anniversary on Sunday” with picture of church building
  2. The Llano News May 25, 2005 “Christ Lutheran Church set to celebrate 100 years” at Cherry Springs including names of past pastors
  3. The Llano News, September 14, 2005 “Walnut United Methodist Church celebrates 150 year anniversary” located at 1153 CR 3347 about 9 miles from Round Mountain
  4. Llano News, 11-16-2005 Valley Springs United Methodist Church
  5. Woman’s Culture Club of Llano brochure pages (Home Tours of 2005) Valley Spring United Methodist Church and Valley Spring Church of Christ
  6. Llano News, 13 May 2009; "First Presbyterian celebrating 128 years of ministry", with picture of church building and short narrative history.
  7. Highland Lakes Weekly 15 Mar 2013; 2 photos of Highland Lakes Church of Christ of Kingsland
  8. Highland Lakes Newspapers - "Landmarks" -Dale Fry - Castell Trinity Methodist Church since 1852
  9. 1850 Frontier Times January 1930; "The Old Macedonia Baptist Church in Llano County" by Miss Clarinda Loveworth Latham. Early names mentioned are: John Gibson, James Gibson, Ambrose Stone, Reuben Stone, John Robertson, James robertson, Mary Gibson, Margaret Gibson, Sidney Stone, Celia Stone, Mary Davidson, Olivia Catherine Robertson, and Abigail Robertson.
  10. Llano County Journal 17 June 2009; "Llano's oldest church has new times" - about United Methodist Church in Castell
  11. Llano News 21 Sep 2005; "Gospel music singing set for Castell's Trinity United Methodist Church"
  12. Llano Country Life 25 May 2011; "Founding a church" by Dale Fry. About Llano Presbyterian Church
  13. Llano News 17 Aug 2011; "Old Time Outdoor Gospel Meetings" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.
  14. Llano News 11 Nov 2009; Getting Ready to Celebrate" by John Hallowell. Llano County celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 1956. Article gives information on what was happening that year. Includes picture of First christian Church and Lone Grove School.
  15. Llano Journal 2 Jan 2008; "Old church had many masters" by Dale Fry. About old Oatman Creek Baptist Church.
  16. Llano News 15 May 2013; "First Presbyterian Church Llano Celebrates 132 Years. Church was established 22 May 1881. Charter members were FF & Lizzie J. Brown and their children, Joseph F. Brown, Joseph T. McInnis, Mrs. Nannie W. Haynes, Mrs. L. M. Duglas, Mrs. S. Keese, Mrs. Ida F. Johnson.
  17. Llano News 20 Nov 2013; "New Stop on Home Tour: First Christian Church in Llano. Includes picture of old and new churches.
  1. "The Laying of the Cornerstone, Llano County Courthouse, October 13, 1892. Picture of the Mason Brass Band + Odd Fellows and Knights of Honor who particiated in ceremony. From unknown and undated newspaper.
  2. "The Llano County Courthouse: Steeped in History" by Dale Fry of Highland Lakes Newspaper. Undated , with picture of courthouse.
  3. The Highlander 7 Mar 1974; Page 2 of "History Feature" which includes picture of barbershop on south side of square.
  4. 1907 photo of east side of courthouse
  5. The Picayune 5 June 2002; "Llano courthouse is a work of art" by Linda Ware.
  6. San Antonio Express 10 Oct 2004; "Llano County festival." Includes picture of courthouse.
  7. Llano Buzz 23 Aug 2005; "Workers with Stoddard Construction began restoration of Llano Courty courthouse cupola"
  8. Llano Buzz 20 Sep 2005; "Llano Square says goodbye to cupola" with pictures.
  9. Llano News 26 July 2006; "Copper clad cupola...Courthouse project remains on schedule" by Glynis Crawford Smith
  10. Lake Country Life 2 Oct 2013; "True grit" by Lance Reaves. About World War I and World War II markers on square.
  11. Llano News 26 Nov 2014; "So The Courthouse Burned!" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.
  1. Llano Buzz 15 Nov 2006; "1929: Man slain on street in downtown Llano." L. C. Callaway was murdered on sideway in front of the old Granite City Hotel by D. K. Ellison.
  2. Llano News 20 Oct 2010; "Lingering Llano Spirits, Part one" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Ben F. Beeson, Matthew Roberts, Ben Ligon, James B. O'Bannon.
  3. Llano News 27 Oct 2010; "Llano's Lingering Spirits, Part 2" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of the John r. and Polly Ann Null Coggin family. Names mentioned: Robert H. Moseley, Clyde Yoe, Polk Adams, Jeffries brothers, Jack herridge, Ben and Parish Carter, Wyatt and William Perry. Samuel Hatley.
  4. Llano News 2 Nov 2011; "Mob rule in Llano County in the 1870's" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of Clinton Breazeale.
  1. "Eagles re-visited" by Jess and Peggy Thompson
  2. Lake Country Life 18-24 Feb 2009; "Our Gathering of Eagles" by George Hart. Includes pictures
  3. Highland Lakes Weekly 3 Feb 2012: Pictures of the bald eages as a tourist attraction near Hwy 29.
  4. Highland Lakes Weekly 29 Aug 2014; Photo by Jim Baines of eagles nest on Hwy 29.
  5. Burnet Bulletin 10 Sep 2014; "Llano eagles will be rebuilding fallen nest" by Emily Hilley-Sierzchula.
  6. "The Highlander" 16 Sep 2014; "Eagle Pair will need to rebuild home" 
Early Days in Llano County by Miles Barler - Index to book. Original Book is filed in Library Work Room
Families & Persons
  1. Unknown, undated newspaper picture entitled "Famous Early Texas Pioneers" Includes Grandma Winn, grandmother of John Winn of Llano. Photo from University of Oklahoma Collection.
  2. Unknown, undated newspaper article entitled "Harvey (Turkey) Johnson Outsmarts Old Friend David Crockett Walters." Includes picture of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Wimberley
  3. Burnet Bulletin 10 Mar 1904; under "Naruna Notes" mentins that Mrs. Dr. Mabry of Pontatoc was buried at Naruna. She was the daughter of J. N. James.
  4. Unknown newspaper, unknown 1920 date; "Local Men Killed in Rail Collision"  Man named Bauman from Llano was killed.
  5. Marble Falls Messenger 8 Dec 1932; "W. W. Burton Dies at Llano" - Burton was a civil war vet.
  6. Marble Falls Messenger 15 June 1933; "Another Letter from Miss Rin Latham." Talks about Mrs. Harriet Gibson Duncan who was married to Hiram T. Duncan of Honey Creek,  
  7. Austin Dispatch 9 Feb 1937; obituary for Ben L. Smith. Burial in State Cemetery.
  8. Austin American 23 Apr 1938; "E. H. Alexander, Last Confederate Veteran in Llano County, is Buried."
  9. Frontier Times May 1941;"Heroines of the Hills/Llano County" by T. U. Taylor. Names mentioned: Mrs. Will Moss, Susan Tate Phillips, Matilda Friend
  10. The Picayune 17 Mar 1999; "Picayune Letters/Thanks for the memories." Letter to the Editor from Lillie Faye Hershaw Kelly of Naples, Florida. She is the granddaughter of James Taylor and Minnie (Oden) Maxwell of Old Bluffton.
  11. Kingsland Current 10  Nov 2004. two separate articles; 1) "Ranger memorial crosses didicated to Tow's three Morgan brothers" who were Joseph Morgan, Hiram Morgan, and Evan Morgan who all served in Capt. Frank Breazeal's Company of Texas Frontier Troops; 2) Many descendants of early Llanoites still live around county."
  12. The Llano Buzz 16 Nov 2004; "Theo and Janice Crenwelge to oberve 50th."
  13. The Llano News 18 May 2005; "Moore receives promotion to Abilene Assistant Chief of Police." Includes picture of Moore Family...Jerald, Mark, Monte, Barry, and Sandra.
  14. The Llano Buzz 31 May 2005; "Johnny Ringo: 'Deadly gunfighter, gentleman outlaw' by Dale Fry. Did this outlaw really become a Llano County constable, as some historians claim?
  15. The Llano Buzz 23 Aug 2005; "1933: The Wylie Burton mystery" by  Dale Fry
  16. The Llano News 7 Dec 2005; "Wrap up a little bit of Llano for christmas/Fain's Honey a tasty tradition" by Glynis Crawford Smith. Keith Fain, a 3rd generation Llano County honey producer. Keith's father Dewey Fain was son of company founder, Horace Edgar Fain.
  17. The Llano Buzz 22 Feb 2006; Obituary for Richard Earl Durst plus article entitled  "Durst remembered for airport, charity."
  18. The Llano Buzz 29 Mar 2006; "A British wedding done Texas style" by cindy Richerson. About the wedding of Barry Everett and Bex Marshall held in the backyard of the Dabb's Hotel.
  19. The Picayune 16 Aug 2006; "Sisters share tales of days gone by" by Lyn Odom. About Pat Smith and Imogene Gray who lived in Tow Valley.
  20. The Llano News 15 Nov 2006; "Texas Ranger Roberts honored Oct. 29"  - Texas Ranger Lt. Alexander Buck Roberts honored at the Roberts-Harden Cemetery.
  21. The Llano News 17 June 2009; Article and obit for Lella Lilliam Smith Fowler. Also includes article entitled "Local Leader Found Dead" about Bill Miller.
  22. The Llano News 17 Mar 2010; "Llano's greatest athlete" by John Hallowell. About polo legend Cecil Smith. Includes picture of Smith family.
  23. The Llano News 12 May 2010; "A Century of Ranching" by John Hallowell. The Holloway family's Black Valley Ranch receives Family Land heritage award. Lists Llano County ranches who have been so honored.
  24. Llano C unty Journal 2 June 2010; "Family honors its ancestor's service to Republic of Texas" by Dale Fry. David James Hill, a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto is honored at ceremony in the Bluffton Cemetery.
  25. The Llano News 16 Jun 2010; "History" by John Hallowell. Article about Darrell Staedtler. Includes Llano happennings in 1983.
  26. The Llano News 9 Feb 2011; "Valentine Tribute to Llano Marriages" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Some names mentioned: William A. Freeman, Minnie L. Tow, Merrill Simpson Garrett, Margaret Helen Cowan, Ruben Miller, Elizabeth Lockhart, Samuel Lockhart, Franklin Holden, Luckey A. Oatman, Martha Holden, Frederick Conway, Thomas Haynnie, Elizabeth Redick, Wilburn Oatman, Sr., Benjamin F. Davis, Catherine Johnston, Ike Maxwell, Margaret Davis, William K. Davis, Mary Lucinda Arnold, George W. Morgan, Wilson Tow, Hiram Douglas, Mary Shuman, Evan Morgan, Nancy F. Tow.
  27. The Llano News 9 Mar 2011; "Leading up the the Republic of Texas" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Llano County families whose heritages can be traced to the earliest days of Texas include Crownover, Rabb, Castleman, and Phillips. Early members of the Austin's Colony include Benjamin Beeson and the Whites. Other names mentioned were Michael Sessom,  Isaac Casner, George Washington Click, the Wills family, the Moss family, and James Johnson.
  28. The Llano News 16 Mar 2011; "The Republic of Texas" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names of some men in llano county who fought in the Texas Revolution include Dillard Cooper, Matthew Moss, Machael Sessom, Benjamin Phillips, Arter Crownover,George W. Click, David Hill, Charles Haynes, Abraham Andrew Masters, John Calvin Avery, Arnold Atkison, Joseph Henry Walker, James Finley Barnett, Samuel and james Beeman.
  29. The Llano News 7 Sep 2011; "Llano County Connections to Arizona History" by Karylon Hallmark. About Martin Blevins, Arnold Atkison
  30. The Llano News 28 Sep 2011; "Blessed Be The Ties That Bind" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned were the families of Cowan, Morgan, Tow, Marr, Watson, Parks, Cornelius, Jackson, Barker, Garrett, Miller, Maxwell.
  31. The Llano News 26 Jun 2013; "Overcoming Adversity" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: J.H.L. Behrns, Samantha Johnson, John S. Friend, Tennessee Jane Dancer, Ike Maxwell, Rozetta Chadwick.
  32. The Llano News 7 Mar 2012; "Barringer Hill" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. John H. Barringer took title to a small chunk of land in payment for a $50 debt. Inside a mound on the land was some valuable deposits of rare minerals.
  33. The Llano News 3 Oct 2012; "Jewish Families in Llano County" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Families named are: Isidore Pessell, J. A. goldstein, Louis Fichtenbaum, Moses Lauterstein
  34. The Llano News 10 Oct 2012; "In Search of Greener Pastures" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned include: Lemons, Hammons, Parks, Conaway, Holden, Cowan, Williams, Hunter, Arnold, Carter, Mawell, Coffee.
  35. The Llano News 22 Aug 2012; "The Best New Neighbors are Old Neighbors" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of David and Elizabeth Thorp Cowan, the Arnold family, William Hudspeth, Charles Garrett, Joseph Shults, John Behrns, Billy Davis family.
  36. The Llano News 19 Sep 2012; "The Village Blacksmith...In Llano County" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names of blacksmith's were Thomas Gooch, William Sterling Cox, Peter Lorenz, Peter Bader, Gustave Bogusch, Carl Lehmberg, Card Tompkins, James Lawrence, Andrew McNutt, W. K. Arnold, William H. New, William Crisp, John Martin, Joseph Alsup, Isaac Chapman, Alonzo Cone, John Paschal, Allen Kuykendall, Emil Pehl.
  37. Highland Lakes Weekly 8 Feb 2013; "From the North Pole to Llano" by John Hallowell. About Retired Rear Admiral Albert Kelin.
  38. The Llano News 20 Feb 2013; "Marriage and Remarriage" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of Carrie Beveridge and Ben Behrns. Other names mentioned are Melcenia Viola Davis, William W. Saxon, Emma Letha Ake Wills, John Henry Leonard Behrns, Nancy Shumen, Margaret Arnold, Arthur atkison, Thomas Denton, John Ferguson Morgan, Martha Kelsay Shuman, George and William Wolfe, Tow family.
  39. The Llano News 8 May 2013; "Mother of Thirteen Children" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.  Includes picture of William and Mary Jane Kelsay Town who raised 13 children.
  40. The Llano News 19 June 2013; "Am I My Brother's Keeper?" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of cemetery marker for Colonel Sam Stoudenmier and wife Anna Brown, and a picture of Dallas Stoudenmire, famous gunfighter.
  41. The Llano News 7 Aug 2013; "Let Me Know When Older is Better" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Article is about life expectancy and diseases. Includes picture of Clara Holland Maxwell.
  42. The Llano News 28 Aug 2013; "More Than A Name" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of James Lafayette Maxwell and his brother William Isaac Maxwell.  Article is about naming patterns of Llano residents, and nicknames.
  43. The Llano News 26 Mar 2014; "Last Days of the Republic of Texas" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Jack Hallmark, W. K. Arnold, James Knox Polk Box, Richard Hallmark, John Ferguson, Minerva Clymen Morgan, Martha Kelsay Shuman, David Franklin Owen, William Rainbolt.
  44. The Llano News 30 Apr 2014; "Remembering County Officials" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of Thomas Henry Davis, who was the son of Billy Davis and brother of Caleb and Ned.
  45. The Llano News 25 June 2014; "Remembering Men Around Town" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of Clinton Breazeale, along with information on the Breazeale's family.
  46. The Llano News 6 Aug 2014; "Whatever Happened to Old Time Reunions?" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Hallmark and Davis families, Clendennen family, Templeton family, Allan R. Townsend.
  47. Llano County Journal 17 Sep 2014; "2014--Llano high School Hall of Fame inductees." John D Moran, Linda Oestreich Black, Michael Orien Rogers, Judy Winkel Brooks. Article is incomplete.
  48. The Llano News 2 Oct 2014; "Two More Roberts Rangers" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Rangers were Charles C. Roberts and Alexander Roberts.
  49. Highland Lakes Weekly 3 Oct 2014; "Making History in Llano" by John Hallowell. About Zonia Key (Mrs. Charles Bauman). Includes a picture of Mrs. Bauman and her children.
  50. The Llano News 31 Dec 2014; obituary and other information on the passing of Llano Barber Lee Duncan.
  51. The Llano News 25 Feb 2015; "Brothers-in-Law That Impacted Llano Town" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes a picture of Miles Barler who marrrrried Jane Buttery. Other families mentioned: Holden, Conaway, Cowan, Billingsley, Wright, Oatman, Wright.
  52. The Llano News 4 Mar 2015; "More Llano County Brothers-in-Law" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Garrett, Morgan, Bennet, Tow Davis, Cowan, Riley, Dancer, R=Bedford, Jones, Friend, Slator, Riley, Ricketson, Moss, Ragsdale, Click, Walker.
  53. The Llano News 11 Mar 2015; "Brothers-in-Law From Northwestern Llano County" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes a picture of Milton B. Dabbs the original owner of the Dabbs Hotel. Names of other families include: Bourland, Overstreet, Templeton, Wright, Morgan, Davis, Cowan, Seth Mabry, Osbourn, Rainbolt, Choat.
  54. The Llano News 17 June 2015; "A Proper Tribute For the Month of June" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes a picture of John S. Friend. Other names mentioned include: Rev. Jonas Dancer, Jones.
  55. The Llano News 1 July 2015; "Now is the Time to Show Honor" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes wedding photo of Bettye Louise Burnett and Eugene Russell.
  56. The Llano News 2 Sep 2015; "More Questionable Assumptions" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of Isaac Byler Maxwell and Edward Davis, Other names mentioned include: David Cowan, Edwin T. Edwards, Maggie Davis, Benjamin Davis, Missouri Catherine Johnston, Billy Davis, Davis family, Nelson Family.
  57. Newspaper article from unknown newspaper, unknown date entitled "Reminiscence." In August, 1878, the young men from Sandy Mountain, Walnut and Pecan met for a horse race. Men entering contest were G. W. Gibson, Lewis Gibson, Thomps Gibson, Ralph Haynes, Geo. Haynes, John W. Johnson, J. V. Latham, Mart Phillips and Harry Walker, Pierce Smith, Wm. Dunman, . L. Tate, R. L. Tate, J. W. Tate. After the race there was lunch and dancing.
  58. One page of Llano County ranchers from unknown book. Includes: William Young Fowler, Jr; Raymond Roberts, and Clif Hewgley.
  59. Hill County Magazine Winter 2009; (1)"The man who started the Play." About Llano native Leroy Fenstemaker. (2) "Living the good life in Llano" by John Hallowell. About Kenneth D. Cline.
  60. Article from unknown newspaper/unknown date; "Austin Girl's Husband is Moved to Florida." John Rabb of Llano transferred to Boca Ratan, Florida.
  1. Unknown, undated newspaper; "Rolling the Granite Block from the Six Mile Quarry to the railroad at Llano in 1906 to be shipped on to Austin to become the base of the Terry Ranger monument..." People in picture in article include Fay Seiter, Earl McRay, George Grantham, Lee Free, Sid Daniels.
  2. Austin American 9 May 1952; "Llano Shoe Repair Shop Owner Discovers Real Hobby in Study of Central Texas Mineral Rocks" by Kathleen Maxwell. About A. C. Brantley.
  3. The Highlander 6 Apr 1967; "Modern Equipment Used by Raesener Granite Works" - Includes picture of Monroe Raesener and Harry Marshall.
  4. The Highlander 13 May 1976; "Llano County  Granite: Winning Studen Essay." Includes a picture of Llano's largest block of granite ever quarried.
  5. Llano Buzz 16 Aug 2006; "Rare stone found only in Llano County" by Dale Fry. About Llanite.
  6. Lake Country Life 14 May 2008; "Mountain Puzzle: Dog or lookout" by Dale Fry. About hill located on the Ranch in southwest Llano County called Watch Mountain.
  7. Lake Country Life 24 Sep 2008; "Lost mines, buried treasures in the Hill Country" by W. C. Jameson.
  8. Texas Co-op Power Nov 2010; "All that Glitters is Sometimes Yttrium" by Clay Coppedge.
  9. The Llano News 6 Apr 2011; "Up a Creek" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.
  10. Highland Lakes Weekly 6 Apr 2012; "Minerals helped shape Highland Lakes history" by John Hallowell. Includes picture of prospectors Kevin Green, Ron Carroll and Earl Theiss while searching the area around a mine in the Riley Mounty area.
  11. The Llano News 20 Jun 2012; "The Hills are Alive....With Granite" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned include:  David Stewart, Z. A. Blodgett, T. W. Norton, F. M. Cassaday, J. K. Finley, Frank Teich.
  12. Lake Country Life 4 July 2012; "Llano Uplift is backbone of Highland Lakes" by Dale Fry.
  13. The Llano News 28 Nov 2012; "Landmarks in Southern Llano County" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Sites mentioned: Packsaddle Mountain, Riley Mountain, Dancer Peak, Enchanted Rock, House Peak, Putman Mountain.
  14. The Llano News 5 Dec 2012; "Landmarks North of the Llano River" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.
  15. Highland Lakes Weekly 4 Oct 2013; "Who ya gonna call?" Picture of Kenny Hare posing in front of Joe's Bar.
  16. Texas Co-op Power Sep 2014; "Mining Los Almagres" by Clay Coppedge.
  17. The Picayune 7 Oct 2015; "Marker honors immigrant who broke ground on granite industry" by Daniel Clifton About Texas historical merker at the roadside park at Texas 261 and Texas 29.
  18. The Picayune 14 Jan 2015; "Highland Lakes is a hot bed for gem, mineral enthusiasts" by Daniel Clifton.
  1. Kingsland Current 22 Dec 2004; "Rare 1855 map of Central Texas donated to GLO." The map, printed in Germany, shows all the surveyed land in Fisher and Miller's Colony as of July 1855.
  2. The Llano News 14 Nov 2012; "Early German Notables at Bettina" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of Gustav Schleicher.
  3. Llano County Journal 15 July 2015; "Utopia failed to take root on frontier" by Bartee Haile.
Historic Buildings, Homes, and Businesses
  1. Lake Country Life (Vol 4 #17, pg 10) "Dry goods store back to roots" by Dale Fry. About the building housing the Ruby Cowgirl business.
  2. "Llano building well-preserved" by Dale Fry. About the Acme Building.
  3. Picture from Hill Country magazine" Fall 2004, of the Old Southern Hotel, now Buttery's.
  4. "Second Home on Holiday Home Tour" from unknown, undated newspaper. About home owned by Ashley and Peggy Cunningham, originally owned by Mrs. S. V. Oatman.
  5. "Woman's Culture Club Announces Annual Home Tour" from unknown, undated newspaper. Includes picture of home located at 908 Elm Street. Home was built in 1908 by The Tribble Family.
  6. Lake Country Life (Vol 3 No. 29, pg 14); "103-year-old Victorian house once held concerts" by Dale Fry. Home located at 504 W. Ellis in North Llano. It is also known as the Kothmann House.
  7. Brochure for The Badu House
  8. Lake Country Life (Vol 3 No. 33, pg 6); "A library, first" by Dale Fry. picture of rock building on southwest corner of the courthouse square, now housing the offices of the Llalno Country Clerk".
  9. Lake Country Life (Vol 4 No. 42, pg 10); "Local lore claims home was 'kit' house" by Dale Fry. About historical home located at 807 Wright Street.
  10. The Highlander Magazine 23 Sep 1982; "Llano 'college' given new look" by Chris Kosewick. Also includes article named "Similarities noted in two old schools". Includes pictures.; "Hotel at Llano
  11. Unnamed newspaper dated Llano, Texas, February 13, 1969; "Hotel at Llano" picture taken about 1916, of hotel varioously known as the Algona, Franklin, and Don Carlos Hotel.
  12. The Highlander 28 Sep 1972; "A House with A Past - Llano's Norton Mansion" by Jan Ward. Includes two pictures of the house.
  13. The Llano News 24 Nov 2004; "Tour to include Robinson House" - built by israel and Nannie Ratliff Robinson in 1913.
  14. The Llano Buzz 26 Jan 2005; "Dabbs Hotel"
  15. The Llano Buzz 1 Mar 2005; "The Little Guest House" located on 604 E. Sandstone
  16. The Llano Buzz 26 Apr 2005; "Breathing New Life into 100-Year-Old Relic" by Dale Fry. Tere Huton and daughter Heather Lehmberg restoring building known as the Watkins Building.
  17. The Llano Buzz 11 Jan 2005; "Llaneaux Seafood House" by Mark Atwood.
  18. The Llano Buzz  24 May 2005; "Lantex Theater opens to overflow crowd in 1927" by Dale Fry. Includes photo of building.
  19. The Llano Buzz 2 Aug 2005; "Restoring a celebrated historic Llano landmark" by Dale Fry. About the Badu House.
  20. The Llano Buzz 13 Sep 2005; "This old house on Cedar Mountain: A sturdy bit of history" - stone building built by John Martin.
  21. The Llano News 16 Nov 2005; picture of article on the home of Tim and Teresa Bauman.
  22. The Llano Buzz 25 Jan 2006; "Lantex Theater is personal project for the Griffiths in Llano.
  23. The Llano News 14 Jun 14 2006; "Badu House: Lone Star Elegance" by Glynis Crawford Smith
  24. The Llano Buzz 5 July 2006; "The Badu: Down-home elegance in the Hill Country" by Cindy Richerson
  25. Burnet Bulletin 4-11 Apr 2007; "Llano's first historic structure" by Dale Fry. The building is known today as Grace episcopal Church. The building was originally constructed as an academy of learning.
  26. Llano Journal 9 Jan 2008; "Old theater hosts Country Oprys" by Dale Fry.
  27. Lake Country Life 13-19 Aug 2008; "Unused stack looms over Llano" - Smokestack built in 1918 in connection with the city's waterworks system.
  28. Llano Country Life 15 Oct 2008; "Spanish-style architecture in Llano" by Dale Fry. Building located at 501 Bessemer, was built by T. Y. Hill to house the office of his wholesale granite company.
  29. Lake Country Life 3 Dec 2008; "122-year-old bildng has housed many drug stores" by Dale Fry. About Llano's Corner Drug Store
  30. Lake Country Life 4 Mar 2009; "A wildcat fracas" by Dale Fry. Building at 608 Public Square in North Llano was the site of an event involving a young man under the influence of alcohol and a caged wildcat.
  31. Lake Country Life 27 May 2009; "The unusual case of rattling windows" by Dale Fry. Home located at 401 E. Main. Its windows rattled only when the nearby river reached a certain height when it was flooding.
  32. Lake Country Life 16 Feb 2011; "Early-day mall" by Dale Fry. About Haynie Building.
  33. The Llano News 30 Nov 2011; "Women's Culture Club 2011 Holiday Home Tour This Weekend" by Patty Schneider Pfister. Includes photo of Castell School, St. John Lutheran Church, Vasterling, Trinity United Methodist Church.
  34. Lake Country Life 28 Dec 2011; "If these walls could talk" by Dale Fry. Home located at the corner of Ford and Green Streets, built by August Zincke.
  35. Lake Country Life 22 Feb 2012; "Built with red Llano County granite" by Dale Fry. Business building built by E. D. Hasse.
  36. The Llano News 11 Apr 2012; "Remembering The Algona Hotel" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.
  37. Lake Country Life 20-26 June 2012; "Historical Llano jewel turns 130" by Dale Fry. Home built by R. A. McInnis
  38. Lake Country Life 26 J"Whune 2012; "Still smoking at Inman's" Includes picture of Myrtle and Horace Oestreich.
  39. The Llano News 29 Aug 2012; "Upstairs Around Town" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.
  40. Highland Lakes Weekly 2 Nov 2012; "Sandstone Street B&B" by  John Hallowell. About home at 508 East Sandstone.
  41. The Llano News 12 Dec 2012; "Historic Homes: Here today, But How Long?" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of The Granite cliff ranch house, and the home of Robert F. Rowntree near Prairie Mountain. Other names mentioned include: Robert Mosley, P.F.P. Franklin, John Henry Leonard Behrns, Lehmbert/Hasse, Dancer, O.C.J. Phillips, John B. Duncan, William B. Moss, E.D. Harrington, C.S. Smith.
  42. Lake Country Life 18-24 Dec 2013; "rock on" by Lance Reaves. About the old Southern hotel.
  43. Highland lakes Weekly 8 Nov 2013; picture of drum-and-bagpipe band honoring the Presbyterian church's Celtic traditions.
  44. Lake Country Life 31 Jul 2013; "Old building reveals hidden treasure" by Lance Reaves. Lot cabin located behind the Llano Museum
  45. Highland Lakes Weekly 24 Jan 2014; "The Juan Burrito" by John Hallowell. Patrick and Becky Clark own business.
  46. The Llano News 18 June 2014;  "Only a Few Remnants of the Past" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Byfield, John Henry Leonard Behrns, Dr. C. C. Smith, F. J. Smith, J. K. Findlay, Bogusch family.
  47. Highland Lakes Weekly 12 Dec 2014; picture of the Farris home.
  48. Llano County Journal 31 Dec 2014; Lantex Renovations
    History - The Highlander Newspaper Articles
  1. "White Civilization Takes Root in Llano As Indians Driven Out" by Mrs. Tillie Badu Moss Fry dated 3 May 1973
  2. "Development of Llano Gets Into High Gear" by Mrs. Tillie Badu Moss Fry dated 10 May 1973
  3. "Germans Led Immigration Movement in Llano County" by Mrs. Tillie Badu Moss Fry dated 26 April 1973
  4. "More on Llano County's Heritage of Ranching" by Mrs. Tilllie Badu Moss Fry dated 31 May 1973. Includes picture" of Jim Moss Home and Matthew Moss
  5. "Early Days In Bluffton and In Llano County" by Oliver Maxwell dated 7 Mar 1974.
  6. "General Johnson In Llano County" by Mrs. Ella Woodward dated 30 Mar 1972. General Johnson lived on Honey Creek. Includes pictures of homes.
  7. "Old Timer Recalls Life on Colorado Before Buchanan Dam Was Built" by Moore Johanson, dated 12 April 1973. Includes picture of Mr. and mrs. John Johanson, and Moore Johnson with his grandchildren, Lyndon Boyd Johanson and Lesle Johanson.
  8. "A House with a Past - Llano's Norton Mansion" by Jan Ward dated 28 Sep 1972. Includes pictures of the house.
  9. "Gold or Silver at Baby Head?" by Jan Ward dated 6 July 1972
  10. "81-Year-Old Llano County Courthouse Outlasts Fires" by Mrs. Orville Buttery dated 21 Mar 1974.
  11. "Llano's Badu House" by Nanette Eventide unknown date.
  12. "Ranching Long has Been The Top Llano County Industry" by Mrs. Tillie Badu Moss Fry dated 24 May 1973
  13. "Mining Industry of Llano County" by Mrs. Tillie Badu Moss Fry dated 7 June 1973
  14. "Diamonds, Iron and Stone Dug From Llano Mines" by Mrs. Tillie Badu Moss Fry dated 14 June 1973
  15. "Social Development in Llano County" by Mrs. Tillie Badu Moss Fry dated 28 Jun3 1973, article #?. Includes picture of the Gainesville School, and the Confederate Monument.
  16. "Social Development in Llano County" by mrs. Tillie Badu Moss Fry dated 21 June 21 1973, article #8.
  17. "Packsaddle Mountain Indian Fight Happened 100 Years Ago" by Mrs. Orville Buttery dated 2 Aug 1973. Includes picture of Will Moss, dedication of memorial, and Dun Ranch house.
  18. "Grace Episcopal Church Longtime Llano Landmark by Greg Olds dated 9 Aug 1973
  19. "Llano May Lose A Historical Treasure" by Greg Olds dated 16 Aug 1973. About the old Southern Hotel. (2 pgs)
  20. Pictures of Grace Episcopal Church dated 9 Aug 1973
  21. "Geo. W. Click and the Indians" by Frank C. Rigler dated 30 Aug 1973. Includes picture of Malachi Click and Mrs. and Mrs. George W. Click.
  22. "Malachi and Martha Click Raided - Honey Creek Indian Fight of 1868 Also Reported" by Frank C.  Rigler dated 6 Sep 1973
  23. "Joe Walker Killed Near Enchanted Rock in 1860" "Bride, Sarah Annie, Was With Him and Tells the Tragic Story" by Frank C. Rigler dated 13 Sep 1973.
  24. "Henry Morgan Smith and Family" by Frank C. Rigler dated 20 Sep 1973.
  25. "Llano's Southern hotel Facing A Bleak Future" by Greg Olds dated 14 Mar 1974
  26. "A cedarchopper remembers Lone Grove" by C. W. Wimberley dated 25 Jan 1979
  27. "Frank Teich, Sculptor of the Hill Country" by Joyce Taylor dated 11 Oct 1973. Includes picture of Frank Teich, Mrs. Linden Foster, the Lasalle Monument
  1. Brochure on Llano County Historical Markers
  2. Llano County Map from "Llano Area Real Estate Digest"
  3. Reconstruction Appointed Officials in Llano County
  4. Llano News 28 Mar 1996; "History Lives in Small Towns"
  5. "Llano Remains Land of Legend and Lure" by Mrs. Fred Foster from unknown, undated newspaper.
  6. Picture of Dr. and Mrs. D. Livingston riding in Llano's first car titled "Heading for the Llano Homecoming." From unknown, undated newspaper.
  7. The Austin 22May 1952; "Frontier Trappings Plentiful as Llano Prepares for Its Annual Homecoming Event Next Week" by Kathleen Maxwell.
  8. Letter from Joe B. Frantz, Director, The Texas State Historical Association dated 12 Oct 1966. Enclosures include 1) Guide for Writers, 2) Pg 69 & 70 from Volume II of the Handbook as examples of topics Llano, Texas, Llano County, Llano River
  9. The Highlander 7 Mar 1974; "Early Days in Bluffton and In Llano county" by Oliver Maxwell.
  10. The Highlander 19 April 1979; "Hill Country history remembered" by C. W. Wimberly. Includes picture of Dollie Scott and Clara Scott, the Scott tribe, Llano Public School class of 1900.
  11. Special edition to The Llano News; "Llano County Heritage Day, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006; "Llano County Heritage Day"
  12. The Llano Buzz 21 June 2006; "Llano county celebrates its 150th birthday. Photos of the event.
  13. Hill Country Magazine Fall 2006; "Hill Countr Traditions" by John Hallowell. About Cooper's Barbeque.
  14. Hill Country Magazine Fall 2008; "Adventures in Llano" from "Pittsburgh of the West to Deer Capital of Texas" by John Hallowell
  15. Lake Country Life 15 Aug 2008: "Unused Stack looms over Llano" by Dale Fry
  16. The Llano News 18 Nov 2009; "Celebrating Llano's Centennial" by John Hallowell.
  17. Unknown newspaper dated 3 Nov 2010; "Hunting in Early Llano County". Names mentioned include: Jim Meador, Will Maxwell, Ross Holland, Clyde Maxwell, Ern Maxwell, Mary Elzira Davis Maxwell.
  18. The Llano News 17 Nov 2010; "Census Taking time for Llano County" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.
  19. The Llano News 16 Feb 2011; "Hail to the Chiefs" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  20. The Llano News 23 Mar 2011; "Last Days of the Republic of Texas" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.  Families mentioned include: Hallmark, Box , Riley, Putman, Morgan, Rainbolt, Chew, Schneider, Cowan, Tow, Dalrymple
  21. Texas Hill Country Magazine Spring 2011; "A Look at Llano History" by Sheryl Smith-Rogers
  22. The Llano News 13 April 2011; "Early Vocations in Llano County" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  23. The Llano News 27 April 2011; "In the Shadow of the Civil Ark" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned include: James Henry Miller, William Hudspeth, Matilda Morgan Miller, Jesse Austin Moore, Agrippa Atkison, T. M. Ward, J. M. Smith, Samuel Richards, J. H. Brantly, W. A. Hadly, S. Backus, T. J. Bedford, Sam Cox, James Tate, L. A. Moore, Frank Breazeale, James S. Bourland, John M. Smith, C. Haynes, W. W. Dorsey, J. W. Johnson, R. S. Coon, Dr. Hardin Oatman.
  24. The Llano News 18 May 2011; "Llano County Rise of Communities" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Communities mentioned include: Bluffton, Tow Valley, Castell, The Cove, Sandy Mountain, San Fernando, House Mountain  and the Town of Llano.
  25. The Llano News 10 July 2011; "One Dip or Two?" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of Llano's first ice factory
  26. The Llano News 31 Oct 2012; "Time for Decisions" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture  of Clement Oaatman. Other names mentioned include: John Oatman, Cowan, Edwards, Tate, Lockhart, Murchison, Morgan, Hail, Riley, Holden
  27. The Llano News 1 Aug 2012; "Earliest Llano County Commissioners  Continued" by Karylon Hallmark Russell, Names mentioned include: Isaac Sampson Haile, Richard Franklin Holden, John F. Morgan, James C. Riley, Sarah Garner, Francis Marion Whitlock, Calvin & Sarah Cooper, Jacob Long, L. S. Hageler.
  28. The Llano News 8 Aug 2012; "Place your Bets!" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. About horseracing in Llano County.
  29. The Llano News 9 Jan 2013; "Beginning of a New Era" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.
  30. The Llano News 30 Jan 2013; "Rounding Out the Tumultuous Years" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of Texas Ranger Major John B. Jones. About the Civil War era and the Outlaw Era.
  31. The Llano News 20 Mar 2013; "Packsaddle Mountain: The Proud Sentinel. Includes picture of Joseph Porter Turner and wife Jemima Williams Turner.
  32. The Llano News 4 Sep 2013; "Bon Appetite in Old Llano" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.
  33. Highland Lakes Weekly 6 Sep 2013; "Old news from Llano" by John Hallowell. Names mentioned: M.M. Hargis, W. S. Maxwell, J. R. Decker, W. T. Moore, W. S. Chesser
  34. 2015 Lake Country Newcomers' Guide; "Llano County" Quick Facts
  35. The Llano News 11 Sep 2013; "Dining Out in Early Twentieth Century" by Karylon Hallmark Russell 
  36. The Llano News 13 Aug 2014; "Top Ranked and World Class" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.
  37. The Llano News 17 Sep 2014; "Things I Miss In Llano.......County" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.
  38. The Llano News 8 Oct 2014; "Impact of Christopher Columbus" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.
  39. The Llano News 29 Oct 2014; "Forgotten Spirits Refound"  by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Delila Shults Blevins, Samuel Blevins, Commodore Pery Owens, Armstead Blevins, Arnold Atkison.
  40. The Llano News 5 Nov 2014; "Let's Go Hunting" by Karylon Hall Mark Russell
  41. The Llano News 3 Dec 2014; "Researching Your Llano County Ancestors" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  42. "Welcome to Llano from The Llano News April 2015
  43. Highland Lakes Weekly 19 June 2015; "Mpact 2015" by John Hallowell. About MPACT Missions
  44. The Llano News 26 Aug 2015; "Questionable Assumptions" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned; Alex E. Croft, William Earl Holland, David Cowan, Margaret Thorp, Alvis D. Hamlin, Rev. Jonas Dancer.
  45. The Llano News 13 Jan 2016; "2016: 18 Decades of Llano County History" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  46. The Llano News 20 Jan 2016; "2016: 18 Decades of Llano County History" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  47. Unknown, undated newspaper; "Old building reveals hidden treasure " by Lance Reaves of Highland Lakes Newspaper. About log cabine located behind the Llano Museum.
  48. Highland Lakes Weekly 10 Mar 2016; "Llano county in 1985" by John Hallowell.
  49. Map showing location of old Tow bridge, Bluffton bridge and Council Creek Cemetery
  1. List of men killed at the last indian fight at Packsaddle Mountain
  2. San Angelo Standard-Times 24 May 1970; "Story of Last Llano County Indian Fight" by Janice Clayton. Includes picture of William B. Moss and wife Charlotte.
  3. Frontier Times July 1926; "Days of Peril on the Frontier" p. 396
  4. Frontier Times Boys Fight Indians in Llano County" by Mary Malisa Haynes, San Antonio. Includes picture of "Gum" Phillips
  5. Front page of Indian Depredation No. 6608, Miles Barler and Comanche Indians.
  6. Unknown, undated newspaper; "Indian Fighters' Likenesses Preserved" - Includes picture of reunion of indian fighters: J. E. Masters, Riley Gregg, J. C. Leverett, Gabe Choat, Shults, Lewis Sullivan, Carter Miller, Wiley Longbottom, John Walker, J. T. Simpson, J. M. Moss, J. C. Coggins, William Clendennen.
  7. True West magazine dated February 1962. on Page 38 article entitled "Death Wore Buckskin and Braids" by Dick Balmos and David Nevin. Names mentioned: John Friend, Matilda Dancer, Jonas Dancer, Lee Temple Friend, Mrs. Samantha Johnson, Mrs. Rebecca Johnson.
  8. Llano Buzz 15 Feb 2005; "The worst Indian atrocity in Llano County's history" - includes a picture of Malinda Caudel.. Names mentioned include: John Friend, Frank & Boyd Johnson, Matilda Jane Friend, Lee Temple Friend, Rebecca Johnson, Amanda Townsend
  9. The Llano News 13 Oct 2010; "Serving the Comanche Moon: Settlers Prepare for Indian Raids. Includes picture of Ike Maxwell family in front of their Bluffton home.
  10. The Llano News 24 Nov 2010; "The Spirit of Thankgiving in Early Central Texas" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of David Cowan and John F. Morgan.
  11. The Llano News 26 Oct 2011; "Spirits Crying Out in the Wilderness" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of marked grave of Lee Temple Friend, and another of John S. Friend.
  12. The Llano News 10 Oct 2012; "In Search of Greener Pastures" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of Hiram Casner and another of Jesse and Kellus Carter, Lone Grove-Baby Head ranchers. Names mentioned: Henry Parks and wife Nancy Ann, John H. Parks, John Williams, Wiley Conaway, Adolph Reichenau, George Washington & Melissa Holden, Gideon P. Cowan, Richard Coffey, Solomon G. Maxwell,Daniel Arnold, Napoleon hammons, Rich Coffey, W. A. Beddoe, Buck Johnson, Levi Arnols Scott Johes, Charlie Cox. Tom Gamel.
  13. The Llano News 23 Jan 2013; "A Closer Look at the Indian Era" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.
  14. The Llano News 6 Feb 2013; "Getting Acquainted With the Comanche Indians" by Karylon Hallmark.
  15. The Llano News 28 Oct 2015; Chronology of Violence" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of State Historical Marker acknowledging the last major Indian encounter in Llano County.
    Iron Boom
  1. Austin American-Statesman 18 Sep 1976; "Llano iron brought boom, then fizzle" . Names mentioned: F. P. Malone, T. W. Norton, Frank Teich.
  2. Lake Country Life Vol 3 No. 32, pg 13; "Close your eyes, picture 1894 Llano" by Dale Fry.
  3. The Llano News 3 Feb 2010; "The Algona: Llano's magnificent hotel" by John Hallowell. Names mentioned: w. C. Wallace, C.E. Schultz, Charles and Sandra Slocum, Earnest Marshall, T. J. Moore.
  1. The Highlander 10 Aug 1972; "Llano Jail-Rich in History, Poor in Practicality" by Jan Ward
  2. The Highlander 20 May 1976; "Jumpin' at the Llano Jail" by John Moore.
  3. Unknown, undated newspaper; "Red Top Jail has lots of stories" by Dale Fry of Highland Lakes Newspapers
  4. The Llano News 24 Jun 2009; "Red Top shines again" b y John Hallowell
  5. The Picayune 10 Feb 2010; "Residents working to save the 'Red Top'" by Daniel Clifton
  6. The Llano News 10 Feb 2010; 'History" by Wanda Blackburn. About Red Top Jail.
  7. Hill Country Magazine Winter 2006; "Oldest Bed & Breakfast in Llano" by Wanda Blackburn
  8. The Llano News 5 May 2010; "Growing up in the Llano Jail" by Charles Baldwin. Includes picture of Charles Baldwin, his mother Lois Baldwin, and his grandfather, Sid Smith.
  9. Llano County Journal 9 Apr 2014; "Read oral history about historic jail"
  10. The Picayune 1 May 2013; "capturing the Past" by Connie Swinney. About the Red Top Jail. Includes picture of Janie Prew.
  11. Llano County Journal 16 Apr 2014; "Show nets $1,500 for Red Top Jail" by Lance Reaves. Includes picture of Cheryl Crabtree
  12. Highland Lakes Weekly 20 Jun 2014; "Things are loking up for Llano's historic Red top Jail"
  13. Llano Journal 25 June 2014; "New life for old Llano County building" by Erin Green
  14. Llano County Journal 23 July 2014; "Friends of the Red Top Jail annual meeting set" by Erin Green
  15. Llano County Journal 8 Oct 2014; "Townsfolk invited to join in during Red Top Jail benefit" by Erin Green
  16. Llano County Journal 31 Dec 2014; "Pier'ing at the Red Top Jail's future" by Erin Green
  17. Highland Lakes Weekly 2 Jan 2015; Picture of Llano's old Red Top Jail.
  18. The Picayune 22 July 2015; "Red Top Jail Stabilized but more work needed" by Jennifer Fierro
  19. The Highlander 24 Nov 201The5; "Visitation resumes at Red Top Jail" by Jennifer Fierro
  20. Highland Lakes Weekly 11 Dec 2015; "The Red Top Jail turns 120!"Mildred 
  1. The Llano News 13 July 2011; "Early Llano County Judges" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of David Calvin Cowan and wife Elizabeth Thorp. Early judges were: Clement Oaatman, David Calvin Cowan, Abner Luce, DeLafayette Luce, Peyton R. Smith, Seth Mabry, David Owen, James Spears Bourland, A. W. Morrow.
    Kingsland - Community
  1. The Highlander 12 Mar 1981; Kingsland natural place to live - Lake formation gave second life to town" by Fred Taylor and Kay Craig.
  2. The Picayune 1 Oct 1991; "Early Kingsland History/How Kingsland was settled" by Muriel Jackson
  3. The Picayune 8 Oct 1991; "Early Kingsland History/1st Kingsland Post Office" by Muriel Jackson. Includes picture of John Banks whittling on the front porch of the post office.
  4. The Picayune 22 Oct 1991; "Early Kingsland History/The Colorado River Dams" by Muriel Jackson
  5. The Picayune 12 Jan 1994; "Happy 100th Kingsland" by Mike Beuershausen
  6. Kingsland, Texas! 2013 issue
  7. "Welcome to Kingsland Texas" brochure
  8. Unknown, undated newspaper, 2 pictures: "LBJ Bridge Nearing completion" and "Old and New" (about ferry)
  9. Unknown, undated newspaper; "Where rivers meet" by Dale Fry. Names mentioned include: Martin D. King and J M Trussell
  10. Highland Lakes Weekly 9 Sep 2011; "The Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber News/Leeper addresses Chamber Luncheon"
  11. Highland Lakes Weekly 30 Dec 2011; Lake town with a past" by John Hallowell. Includes picture of tombstone of Martin Daniel King.
  12. Highland Lakes Weekly "Memories of Kingsland before the dam" by John Hallowell.
  13. Highland Lakes Weekly 3 Feb 2012; "KIngsland in the 1950s" by John Hallowell. Includes picture of Bill and Dolphia Bransford fishing camp
  14. Highland Lakes Weekly 10 Feb 2012; "Kingsland in the 1960s and 1970s" 
  15. Highland Lakes Weekly 24 Feb 2012; Kingsland in the Early '60s"
  16. Highland Lakes Weekly 2 Mar 2012; "Books and a whole lot more for Kingsland" by John Hallowell. Includes a picture of a group of "Friends of the Kingsland Library" posed with members of the library staff.
  17. Highland Lakes Weekly 7 Sep 2012; "Highland Lakes heroes" by John Hallowell. About Bill and Willie Reynolds
  18. Highland Lakes Weekly 16 Nov 2012; "The way Kingsland  used to be" by John Hallowell. Names mentioned include: Malcolm Long, Jim Long
  19. Highland Lakes Weekly 4 Jan 2013; "The beginnings of Kingsland's Aqua Boom" by John Hallowell.
  20. Highland Lakes Weekly 25 Jan 2013; picture taken by Bill Bransford  shows railroad bridge back when it had the overhead steel structure.
  21. Highland Lakes Weekly 15 Feb 2013; "Aqua Boom in the 1970s" by John Hallowell. Includes a picture of the Land Parade at Aqua Boom in 1972, picture includes Aubrey Hester and Cliff Leek.
  22. Highland Lakes Weekly 22 Feb 2013; "Back in the Day" - pictures of (1) Randy Taylor won 2st prize in the Walkers division, (2) Randy Taylor 40 years later, 3) Grand Opening of new Highland Lakes Senior Center in Lions Park, (4) A group of 28 residents meet to form a steering committee for new community center, (5) Sign proclaiming status of property (pictured Marie Carlsson, Sarah Belle Parker, Laura Murray, Del Fuhrman, Judy Berry, and Thelma Gorke.
  23. Highland Lakes Weekly 8 Mar 2013: "Aqua Boom and Kingsland in the 1980s" by John Hallowell. Names mentioned include: Milton Davis, Dave Enloe, Melissa Merkel, R. P. Scripps, L.A. Robertson.
  24. Highland Lakes Weekly 28 Mar 2014; "Kingsland in 1963 - Part 2" by John Hallowell
  25. Highland Lakes Weekly 24 May 2013; "A Blast from Kingsland's Past" - 2 pictures, one of some of Kingsland's most influential citizens in the spring of 19963, and one of H. A. Barnett and Robin Sindorf
  26. Highland Lakes Weekly 31 May 2013; "Growing up in Kingsland" by John Hallowell. Includes picture of Robin Sindorf, Robin and husband, Gerald Kaspar, and a 3rd picture of Gene Bilberry and Gede Sindorf. Gina Sindorf, Woody and Sylvia McCasland, Dennis Kaspar, Ray and Mimi Smith, Kathy Smith
  27. Highland Lakes Weekly 8 Nov 2013; "The Banks family in Kingsland" by John Hallowell. Includes picture of Donald Banks
  28. Highland Lakes Weekly 10 Jan 2014; "The Early 1960s in Kingsland" by John Hallowell. Names mentioned include: Tex Wright, Mildred Overstreet, G. R. Waldrope, Claude Whitehead, Ada & Mayo Tanner, Royce O. Smith Bill and Dolphia Bransford, Leslie Bedford, Bill Wilson, Ben Owens, Don Bridges, Malcolm Long
  29. Highland Lakes Weekly 17 Jan 2014; "Kingsland in 1961" by John Hallowell. Names mentioned include: Neal Wood, Shirley Williams, Mac Drace, James Childs, Roscoe Sides, Ed Hoover, Gene Bilberry, Dr. Mason E. Brock, Tex Wright, Odie Ainsworth.
  30.  Highland Lakes Weekly 31 Jan 2014; "Kingsland heroes" by John Hallowell. Includes a picture of Shirley Williams as a rancher and county commissioner, another of Shirley and Ellen Williams, and a 3rd picture of Shirley Williams and his siblings.
  31. Highland Lakes Weekly 21 Feb 2014; picture taken from the old one-lane bridge across the Colorado in the late 1950s.
  32. Highland Lakes Weekly 28 Feb 2014; "Kingsland in 1962" by John Hallowell
  33. Highland Lakes Weekly 4 Apr 2014; "Kingsland in 1963 - Part 3" by John Hallowell
  34. Highland Lakes Weekly 27 June 2014; "Kingsland in 1965 - Part 1" by John Hallowell. 
  35. Highland Lakes Weekly 4 July 2014; "Enloe's Outlaws" by John Hallowell, 
  36. Highland Lakes Weekly 18 July 2014; "Kingsland in 1965 - Part 2" by John Hallowell.
  37. Highland Lakes Weekly 25 July 2014; "The same building?" - two artist drawings of buildings.
  38. Highland Lakes Weekly 1 Aug 2014; "Kingsland in 1966" by John Hallowell
  39. Highland Lakes Weekly 15 Aug 2014; "Filling in come blanks" by John Hallowell
  40. Highland Lakes Weekly 15 Aug 2014; "Scatterthought" by John Hallowell. Includes information and a picture of the massive central fireplace at the home of Dr. Mason Brock. It reportedly was built from stones salvaged from the historic Dancer home in Honey Creek Cove.
  41. Highland Lakes Weekly 22 Aug 2014; "Filling in Blanks - Part 2" by John Hallowell
  42. Highland Lakes Weekly 22 Aug 2014; Front page picture of Kingsland area taken from "Air Cam" airplane
  43. Highland Lakes Weekly 29 Aug 2014; "Kingsland in 1967 - Part  1" by John Hallowell
  44. Highland Lakes Weekly 5 Sep 2014;  "Kingsland history - back to 1961 by John Hallowell
  45. Highland Lakes Weekly 26 Sep 2014; "Kingsland in 1961 - revisited" by John Hallowell
  46. Highland Lakes Weekly 10 Oct 2014; "More history from 1962" by John Hallowell
  47. Highland Lakes Weekly 7 Nov 2014; "Browing up in Kingsland" by John Hallowell.  Includes picture of Sheree Kaspar speaking to the Kinsland Community Church Men's Breakfast, and a picture Speck Smith showing off his cathch in front of the Lake Side Cafe.
  48. Highland Lakes Weekly 12 Dec 2014; "Fall 1962 in Kingsland" by John Hallowell
  49. Highland Lakes Weekly , undated, "Kingsland in 1963 - Part 1" by John Hallowell
  50. Highland Lakes Weekly 9 Jan 2015; "Highland Lakes transformation" by John Hallowell
  51. Highland Lakes Weekly 2 Jan 2015; "Kingsland history - back to 1963" by John Hallowell
  52. Highland Lakes Weekly 6 Feb 2015; "1964 Boomtown" by John Hallowell
  53. Highland Lakes Weekly 20 Feb 2015; "Back to 1964 in Kingsland" by John Hallowell. Includes a picture of the new bridge across the Colorado River.
  54. Highland Lakes Weekly 6 Mar 2015; "Fifty years ago in Kingsland" by John Hallowell
    Kingsland - Antlers Hotel
  1. Unnamed, undated newspaper; "Antlers Hotel receives historical designation"
  2. Unnamed, undated newspaper; "Kingsland's historic resort" by Dale Fry, Highland Lakes Newspapers
  3. Highlander 2 Apr 1970; "LBJ Lakes Makes Kingsland Fast-Growing Trade Center". Includes a picture of The Antlers Hotel. At time of article, hotel was owned by Mrs. Erick Lappe. Article seems to be incomplete.
  4. The Highlander 13 June 1974; "The Antlers at Kingsland--Once A Hotel, Now a Home" by Mrs. Orville Buttery. Includes picture of the hotel. Copy also includes article "Haynes Family to Dedicate Marker" with picture of Charles Haynes, early settler in area. Marker unveiled when the Haynes Family Association gathers at Pecan Cemetery.
  5. The Highlander 5 Oct 1989; "Famous Kingsland landmark for sale/Antlers Hotel - where time stood still" by Dale Fry. Hotel owned by Barrow Family.
  6. The Picayune 30 Nov 1993; "Kingsland's grand old lady begins second hundred years" by Mike Beuershausen.
  7. Lake Country Life 17 May 2008; "Junction House brings variety to Kingsland"
  8. Highland Lakes Weekly 17 Feb 2012; "An oasis of history" by John Hallowell
  9. Highland Lakes Weekly 7 Nov 2014; "The cast and crew of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre hel a 40-year reunion at Grand Central Cafe"
  10. "Antlers Hotel Historic Markers" by Kingsland Garden Club, 1976.
  11. "Kingsland Old Town Grill = The white house at the Antler."
  12. Highland Lakes Weekly 29 May 2016; 2 picture of old hotel during Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce mixer.

    Kingsland - Businesses
  1. Highland Lakes Weekly 21 Oct 2011; Kingsland House of Arts & Crafts (a nonprofit organization)
  2. Highland Lakes Weekly 14 Sep 2012; "Marble Falls Massage Therapy Center opening a second shop in Kingsland"
  3. Highland Lakes Weekly 14 Sep 2012; "Dr. Bill Blose, of Ol'Timers Computers held his monthly "Wannabe Computer Wizards" class"
  4. Highland Lakes Weekly 14 Sep 2012; "Adam Garcia poses with some of his new line of leather crafting supplies"
  5. Highland Lakes Weekly 14 Sep 2012; "Kingsland Entrepreneur" by John Hallowell. About Robert Davis or Cornerstone Builder Supply
  6. Highland Lakes Weekly 16 Nov 2012; Grand Central Cafe
    Kingsland Genealogical Society
  1. River City Tribune 15 Apr 2005; "Kingsland genealogy seminar set for this Saturday at library"
  2. KGS Chronicles, December 2005; copy of newsletter. Includes Gillespie County Land Records Reverse Index.

    Llano River, Dams, Bridges
  1. Hill Country Magazine, Winter 2005 & Summer 2006; picture of the Llano River
  2. Copy of picture of the Llano River & bridge taken in 1958.
  3. Llano Buzz 9 Nov 2004; "The record breaking flood of 1925" by Dale Fry Part 1. Part 2 dated 16 Nov 2004.
  4. The Llano News 24 Nov 2004; "Flash Flood Alley swells once again"
  5. The Llano News 25 May 2005; picture of the Llano Bridge as it appeared in LCRA ad.
  6. Llano Buzz 5 July 2005; "Two dams, water works and power in early Llano" by Dale Fry
  7. Llano News 19 Oct 2005; "Contract awarded for bridge rehab"
  8. Llano Buzz 10 Jan 2006; "Bridge rehabilitation not a popular topic with Llano residents"
  9. The Llano News 11 Jan 2006; "Residents, merchants concerned about bridge rehab project"
  10. Llano Buzz 25 Jan 2006; "TxDot finds 'Bridge over Troubled Llano River': by Chuck LicataH
  11. Llano Journal 13 Jun 2007; "Llano dam nears centennial" by Dale Fry
  12. Lake Country Life Mar 2007; "No water over this bridge" by Dale Fry.
  13. Lake Country Life 13-19 June 2007; "Llano dam nears centennial" by Dale Fry
  14. Lake Country Life 28 Jan 2009; "A name as winding as its course" by Dale Fry
  15. The Llano News 9 Sep 2009; "The flood of 1935". Pictures of flood taken by James Stockham
  16. The Llano News 16 Sep 2009; "Back to the Flood" by John Hallowell
  17. Highland Lakes Weekly 31 Aug 2012; picture of Llano River Dam at Llano
  18. The Llano News 20 Feb 2013. Picture of the Llano River and Bridge taken from 2000 feet up in the air looking west, by Briley Mitchell
  19. Lake Country Life 6-12 Aug 2014; picture of the Llano River bridge taken by Jim Wreyford.
  20. Highland Lakes Weekly 29 May 2015; "The Flood of 2015"
    Lone Grove
  1. The Highlander 10 June 1976; "Memories of Lone Grove Include Blacksmithing"
  2. The Highlander 14 July 1977; "A cedar chopper's journal (of sorts)" by C. W. Wimberley
  3. The Llano News 9 June 2010; history article on Lone Grove
  4. Lake Country Life 22-25 Oct 2010; "A century in Llano" by Dale Fry. Includes picture of Lone Grove Schoolhouse
  5. The Llano News 10 June 2015; "Lone Grove Rising" - Names mentioned include: Isaiah Clark, James E. Hughes, John Loving, James Riley McNutt, John R. Coggin, Andrew Jackson Coggin, Margaret Null, Archibald Murray, Elizabeth Pavey, Wyatt and William Perry,  Includes picture of five Templeton brothers.
    Long Mountain
  1. Highland Lakes Weekly 1 Aug 2014; Long Mountain Views
    Loyal Valley
  1. The Llano News 14 Sep 2011; "Llano County Sister Communities" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  2. The Llano News "Herr Baron --- Or El Sol Colorado?" by V. H. Torrance
  1. 1999-2000 Llano County Map by Texas Trails
  2. General Land Office Plat Map of Llano County
  3. Map of Lake Buchanan showing location of Tow Bridge, Bluffton Bridge, Council Creek Cemetery
  1. Unknown, undated newspaper; "Llano Schools Promoted Masonry" by Mrs. Orville Buttery
  2. The Llano News 19 May 2010; "Masons celebrate 150 years" by John Hallowell

  1. The Llano News, 2005 Independence Day Special; Include name of military veterans from Llano County, veterans who now live in Llano County. Names mentioned include: Mike Cates, Arden Drake, Lawrence James, Jeff Moore, Larry Jordan, James Clements, John Bauman, Wilbrun Heyen, Victor Thum, William Galayda, Derek Almond, Bradley Belford, Brian D. Harper, Bryan Harrington, Sean Higgs, Bradley Hoy, Cody Inman, Jason J.R. Smith, Jared Staats, Michelle Marie Medrano, Roper A. Mikulenka, Eric Caropeppe, Matthew Strosnider, Tom Bostic, Steven Wiley, Kenneth Wittekiend, Thomas Wiley, William Burns, Garrett Wooten, Leland Kenneth Denning, Chad Amick, George M. Dove, Brian Hackney, Matthew Harden, Jennifer Harris, Stephanie McClintock, Nelson oldham, Richard D. Mosley, Richard Inman, Lyle Gordon, Dustin Isbell, Austin Walker.
  2. The Llano News 25 Jan 2006; "Case of the missing bayonette." Include picture of World War I soldier statue with missing Bayonette and picture of bayonette.
  3. Lake Country LIfe 25 May 2007; "Enduring honor" by Dale Fry. About the World War I statue, designed by Frank Teich.
  4. Hill Country magazine Winter 2007; :Celebrating Rebel roots. About Confederate Heritage Reunion held at Badu Park.
  5. Lake Country Life 22-28 Aug 2007; "Preserving Confederate heritage" by George Hatt. About Confederate Heritage Reunion. Second article by Nick Talbot entitled "Re-enacting history"
  6. Lake Country Life 21 Jan 2009; "A tribute to their father" by Dale Fry. About the statue of the Confederaqte soldier gracing the northeast corner of the courthouse square. Sculpter was James K. Finlay and sons.
  7. The Llano News  19 Aug 2009; "Honoring the Fallen in 1930" by John Hallowell. About World War I statue with plaque naming 17 young men from Llano who lost their lives during conflict.
  8. The Llano News 26 Aug 2009; "Llano in 1927" by John Hallowell.
  9. The Llano News 7 Oct 2009; "War comes to Llano" by John Hallowell. About World War II in Llano County. And article entitled "Veteran's Day Tribute to the World War I Doughboy" by Sarah O. Franklin.
  10. The Llano News 14 Oct 2009; "History In January 1942" by John Hallowell. Includes picture of the World War II Memorial on the courthouse lawn.
  11. The Llano News 9 Dec 2009; " History Still in 1916" by John Hallowell. Includes picture of the Confederate Monument which was unveiled on 22 Feb 1916.
  12. Llano County Journal 10 Nov 2010; "Early Llano aimed high in honoring its soldiers" by Dale Fry. About the military monuments on the courthouse square.
  13. The Llano News 25 May 2011; "In Recognition of Memorial Day" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. 
  14. The Llano News 10 Aug 2011; "Llano County's Native Military Hero" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. About four-star general Ira C. Eaker, who was born at Field Creek. 
  15. The Llano News 9 Nov 2011; "A Tribute to Veteran's Day" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of Isaac and Caleb A. Davis. 
  16. The Llano News 30 May 2012; "Memorializing Llano County's Civil War Casualties" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.
  17. The Llano News 10  Apr 2013; "The Civil War: The Good, Bad, and Ugly (Part Two) by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of tombstone of James Taylor Maxwell
  18. The Llano News 15 May 2013; "The Home Front During World War II" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned include: Liz Mitchell, Bettye Russell, Verna Osbourn, Gene Russell
  19. The Llano News 22 May 2013; "The Home Front During World War II -- Part II" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned include: Gene Russell, Verna Hallmark Osbourn, Liz Mitchell, Olvis Osbourn.
  20. The Llano News 29 May 2013; "The Home Front During World War II -- Part III" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.
  21. The Llano News 28 May 2014; "Those They Left Behind" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes names of Llano men who died in various wars.
  22. The Llano News 18 June 2014: "Durst Graduates with Master's Degree". Captain Dustin Durst has graduated from George Washington University in Washington D.C.
  23. The Llano News 9 July 2014; "Men Around Town: Post World War II" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. 
  24. The Llano News 6 May 2015; "150th Anniversary of Ending of the Civil War (1865-2015) by Karylon Hallmark Russell. 
    Pioneer Women
  1. The Llano News 27 Feb 2013; "Early Llano County Matriarchs" by Karylon Hallmerk Russell. Names mentioned: Mary Duff, Ruth Campbell Cowan, Susan Cooper, Elizabeth Priestly Nard, Elizabeth Margraye Breazeale, Elizabeth Lewis, Pernilla Ward, Elizabeth Turner, Elizabeth W. Anderson.
  2. The Llano News 6 Mar 2013; "The Tragedy of Widowhood" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes a picture of Amanda January Turner and her 2nd husband Constantine Foster. Other names mentioned include: Mary Duff, Elizabeth Hartcher, Maryh Flint, Penelope Wells duncan, Martha Nard, Sarah Jane Tow Miller, Rebecca Walker, Sarah Chastain Lockhart, Elizabeth Reddick Hainey, Meleenia Viola Davis Saxon, Mary Moore.
  3. The Llano News 7 May 2014; Motherhood is What I do" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned include: Mary Elzira Davis Maxwell, Mary Kelsey Tow, Abigail C. Garrett, Honerhea Maxwell Hallmark.
  4. The Llano News 16 July 2014; "Women Around Town" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned include: Jane Edwards, Penelope Duncan, Mary E. Hensley, Sarah Leyland, Benton Harriet Wyte, Jane Larremore Nelson, Mary E. Reams, Elizabeth Haynie, Louisa E. Hart.
  5. The Llano News 23 July 2014; "Women Around Town: After 1900" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of Esther Dalchau.
  6. The Llano News 30 July 2014; "More About "Around Town" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. 

  1. Llano Buzz 18 Jan 2005; "A most mysterious mine" by Dale Fry
  2. The Highlander 13 Oct 2004; "Llano County: Nature's handiwork" by Dale Fry
  3. Kingsland Current 5 Jan 2005; "The elusive Spanish mines of Packsaddle Mountain" by Dale Fry
  4. The Llano News 28 Mar 2012; "In Search of Riches" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  5. The Highland Lakes Weekly 6 Apr 2012; "Minerals helped shape Highland Lakes hhistory" by John Hallowell 
  1.  The Llano News 20 Apr 2011; "Early Sheriffs of Llano County" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: David C. Cowan, Edwin T. Edwards, Samuel W. Tate, K. B. Murchison, James C. Riley, J. F. Morgan, Isaac Haile, Franklin Holden, Peyton R. Smith, G. P. Cowan, J. W. Lockhart, J. B. Murchison, Samuel L. Lockhart, Samuel L Lockhart, Joseph Warren Lockart, Sarah and Mary Chastain, Peter Banta, Thomas Morton Allen, Iva Everett, Ike Maxwell, Melcena Viola and William Johnston.
  2. The Llano News 14 Mar 2012; "Llano County Sheriffs After the Civil War" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of Marshall Sexton and Charrles Pendleton Hoskins, and another of Miles Barler. Other names mentioned include: Samuel Lockhart, William Taylor, Joseph M. Allen, B. F. Davis, Seth Mabry, John M. Smith, Hugh Leverett, William w. Saxon, Alvis D. Hamlin, John Ringo, Scott Cooley, Charles Gatliff, M. B. Clendennen, Alvis D. Hamlin, William W. Saxon.
  3. The Llano News 21 Mar 2012; Llano County Sheriffs 1876-1884" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names entioned: Jonathan J. Bozarth, George W. Shaw, William P. Hoskins, R. A. McInnis, Ben F. Beeson, Miles Barler, J. J. Strickland, Joe Olney, Samuel Martin, Walter Wadsworth, Bob Rowntree, Dan Trent, Francis Taylor, George W. Gladden, John Ringo, Samuel Stoudenmier.
  4. The Llano News 17 Oct 2012; "Llano County Sheriffs 1884 to 1888" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned include Benjamin F. Beason, Matthew Caldwell Roberts, George W. Shaw, Abraham Roberts, J. F. Banks.


    Texas Rangers Connected to Llano County
  1. The Llano News 25 Sep 2013; "The Roberts Rangers" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Among the names mentioned were: Charles C. Roberts, Douglas Ricketson, Joyce Ann Roberts, James S. Bourland, , Jonas Dancer, Riley A. Walker, Daniel E. Moore, Gray Fowler, Abraham Roberts, Alexander Roberts, Matthew Caldwell, Matilda Lockhart.
  2. The Llano News 2 Oct 2013; "Two More Roberts Rangers" by karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of Daniel Webster Roberts, and Alexander Roberts.
  1. Hill Country Magazine Fall 2006; "Memories of O. K. McDonald." Includes picture of O. K. and Zula McDonald. Parts of McDonald's journal of memories.
  2. Tow Community Center Ass'n Newsletter, Dec. 2014. Two Baptist Church celebrates 160 years.
  3. Tow Community Center Ass'n Newsletter, Dec. 2014; "For These Reasons We Salute All" - celebrating Memorial Day with services. Names mentioned include Zaquariah Forrest Holland whose grandfather, Major Don Holland is buried at Tow Cemetery.
  4. Highland Lakes Weekly 26 Dec 2014; "Time Capsule in Tow." Includes picture of Clayton D. Bean, Eddie May, Fred Chappell, H. R. Bingham, Paul and Carole Freeman.
  5. Tow Community Center Ass'n Newsletter (undated); "Bids for Building Being Taken!" Includes picture of Tow Community Center.
  6. American Statesman 23 Feb (unknown year); "Tow Rancher Has Many Descendants." Includes picture of H. S. Hereford, Sr. and son H. S. Jr., S. R. and Billy Hereford.
  7. "Tow -- worth its salt in tranquility" by Viva Scott and Dana Delgado; dated 22 May 2012 from unknown newspaper. About Bluffton-Tow Salt Works.
  8. Copy of picture entitled "Tow Work Group" 14 Feb 1916
  9. Copy of picture entitled "Tow Valley Reunion." Includes partial list of people in photo.
  10. Highland Lakes Weekly 14 Nov 2014; Veterans Day celebration at Tow Community Center.
  11. The Picayune 17 Feb 2016; "Tow Community Center houses history of tiny town" by Daniel Clifton Includes picture of board of directors. "Board and volunteers renovate historic structure to again make it central to community events."
  12. Highland Lakes Weekly 18 Mar 2016; "Saturday in Tow, Texas" - pictures of happenings in Tow
    Town of Llano
  1. Llano brochure
  2. Early picture of the town of Llano from undated, unknown newspaper. From Llano Trades Day.
  3. The Llano News 28 Mar 1996; "Walking tour of Historic Llano"
  4. The Llano Buzz  7 June 2005; "December 1929: The 'Talkies' come to Llano" by Dale Fry
  5. Llano Buzz  11 Jan 2005; "Changes in water system are on tap for City of Llano residential consumers"
  6. Llano Buzz 3 May 2005; "Llano Main Street receives $150k grant" by Sarah O. Franklin. Also includes article entitled "Antique mall to open in old Buttery Hardward building.
  7. Llano Buzz 16 Aug 2005; "1935: Llano plans for a new city hall and fire station" by Dale Fry.
  8. The Llano News 26 Aug 2009; "Llano in 1927" "Veteran's Day Tribute to the World War I Doughboy" by John Hallowell. Bronze plaque on monument includes the names of the 17 Llano boys who lost their lives in the war: Lee Anderson, Otto Click Elmer Lee Crockett, William F. Griggs, Harry Hedeman, Claude Maxwell, Albert Ratliff, Jacob Thompson, William Britton, Oscar Paehler, Jackson Rogers, Walter Watkins, and Boyd McCutcheon Williams.
  9. The Llano News 24 Mar 2010; "Cecil Smith's exploits brightened Llano's Depression" by John Hallowell.
  10. The Llano News 4 Apr 2012; "The Other Llano Townsquare" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.
  11. Highland Lakes Weekly 20 July 2012; bird's-eye view of Llano
  12. The Llano News 24 Oct 2012; "Livery Stables & Wagon Yards. Names mentioned include: Cal Wright, George Schuessler, Sam Stoudenmier R. L. Bourland, Milton B. Dabbs, W. C. Barker, Tom Simpson, Olin Hillman, App Garrett, F. M. Cassaday, J. B. Barker, Jim Long, A. O. Duty.
  13. Lake Country Life 23 Jan 2013; "Buck points way" - about metal signs erected on every highway coming into Llano.
  14. Highland Lakes Weekly 21 Feb 2014; "Signs of the Times in Llano" - pictures of The Country Fryer, Circle Your Wagons B&B, the Phunky Phoenix and Roots, Dixie Lane.
  15. The Llano News 27 Aug 2014; "Things I Miss in Llano" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of soda fountain located inside the original Corner Drug Store.
  16. The Llano News 3 Sep 2014; "Things I Don't Miss in Llano" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. About things that used to be present in Llano in earlier times, but which are no longer a reality today.
  17. The Llano Buzz, unknown date; "Marking 110 years" - Commemorating its 110th year the Main Street Crew promotes Llano's sesquicentennial calendar.
    Valley Springs
  1. The Llano News 2 Apr 1979; "News from Valley Spring" by Mrs. Abbye Sessom.
  2. Highland Lakes Weekly 14 Sep 2012; "Bob Smith of Busy Bee Apiary poses near cloud of buzzing bees." Smith is 4th generation native of Llano County.
  3. The Llano News 22 July 2015; "Prelude to Valley Spring-Field Creek" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: O.C.J. Phillips, James Epperson, William O. Phillips,, David Franklin Owen, Gabriel Choate, Jacob Wykoff, Benjamin F. Davis, Daniel Taylor, James Kindred Hays, Adaline Owens Coulter.
  4. The Llano News 5 Aug 2015; "Valley Spring-Field Creek Rising" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: O.C.J. Phillips, Seth Mabry, Daniel Beveridge, Louisa Ragland, D. B. Anderson, John Adam Coon, Martha Stevens, Allen G. Roberts, Ezkiel Hairston, Parker Presley, Elizabeth Matilda Gray, D. W. Turner, William Rainbolt, Benjamin F. Davis, R. C. Kirkpatrick.
  5. Picture from unknown, undated newspaper; "The first house to be built in the Valley Spring area, in the early1850's by O. C. J. Philllips. The home was originally of logs and has since been remodeled and modernized."