About Wimberley, Texas

Wimberley, Texas square. Ino'z and the wooden spoon.

Wimberley started as a trading post settlement near Cypress Creek in 1848, the year Hays County was organized. After William Carvin Winters built a gristmill at the site in 1856, it took on the name "Winters' Mill". When the mill was sold in 1864 to the Cude family, its name was changed to "Cude's Mill". It was sold again in 1874 to Pleasant Wimberley and took on his name Over the years, the mill was expanded to process lumber, shingles, flour, molasses, and cotton.


The mill is gone, but Winter's c. 1856 home survives and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


In 1880, Alfred vom Stein, a postmaster from San Marcos, applied to have a post office established in the community, calling it "Wimberleyville". The application was granted, but the name shortened to Wimberley. Although the mill was shut down in 1925, the community was established and continued to grow, eventually becoming known as a resort town and becoming popular with tourists.[7] Prior to its incorporation in May 2000,[8] it was a census-designated place (CDP).


On May 25, 2015, the town was hit by flooding during the 2015 Texas–Oklahoma floods, along the Blanco River which flows through town. The river crested at an estimated 41.5 feet (12.6 m), which was almost 30 feet (9.1 m) above flood stage.

Town History

Winter's Mill house in Wimberley, Texas

-Winter's Mill house

Wimberley started as a trading post settlement near Cypress Creek in 1848, the year Hays County was organized. After William Carvin Winters built a gristmill at the site in 1856, it took on the name "Winters' Mill". When the mill was sold in 1864 to the Cude family, its name was changed to "Cude's Mill". It was sold again in 1874 to Pleasant Wimberley and took on his name. Over the years, the mill was expanded to process lumber, shingles, flour, molasses, and cotton.


The mill is gone, but Winter's c. 1856 home survives and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


In 1880, Alfred vom Stein, a postmaster from San Marcos, applied to have a post office established in the community, calling it "Wimberleyville" The application was granted, but the name shortened to Wimberley. Although the mill was shut down in 1925, the community was established and continued to grow, eventually becoming known as a resort town and becoming popular with tourists.[7] Prior to its incorporation in May 2000,[8] it was a census-designated place (CDP).


On May 25, 2015, the town was hit by flooding during the 2015 Texas–Oklahoma floods, along the Blanco River which flows through town. The river crested at an estimated 41.5 feet (12.6 m), which was almost 30 feet (9.1 m) above flood stage.

Swimming Holes

Mount Baldy stone staircase in Wimberley, Texas

Jacob's Well

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Blue Hole river ladder entrance to water in Wimberley, Texas

Blue Hole Regional Park

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Duck flying out of the Blanco River in Wimberley, Texas

7A Ranch

First Come First Serve

Cypress Falls

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Wimberley parks

Mount Baldy

Patsy Glenn

Cypress Creek Nature Preserve

Blue Hole Regional Park

Jacob's Well Natural Areas

Iconic Wimberley Eats

Wimberley Cafe

Sugar Shack Bakery

Chills on the Creek

Cactus Coffee Shop

Los Olivos

Bars and other adult beverages in Wimberley

Savage's Hill Country Bar

Roughhouse Brewing

Basecamp Gallery

Fall Creek Vineyards

The Shady Llama

Wimberley Shopping

Wimberley Market Day

Wimberley Square

Farmers Market

Wimberley Lodging

Wimberley Inn

7A Ranch

Creekhaven Inn and Spa

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About Wimberly Independent School District

Nestled in the charming community of Wimberley, Texas, the Wimberley Independent School District offers the best of both worlds to local families—a small town environment with schools committed to innovation and excellence. WISD campuses include Blue Hole Primary School for students in PreK-2nd grade, Jacobs Well Elementary for students in 3rd-5th grade, Danforth Junior High for students in 6th-8th grade and Wimberley High School, home of the Texans and students in 9th-12th grade.