Today, Austin's sprawl is inching closer and closer into Driftwood. There are several new residential developments along RR 1826 (Camp Ben McCullough Rd.), FM 967 and FM 150. The area has become a popular visitor attraction with the world renowned restaurants, vineyards, wineries, distilleries and wedding venues. If you're looking for a "Napa Valley" in Texas, this is it. Many of the ranches in the area have been in the same families for generations and there is a true pride of community here. Each first Saturday there is a covered dish supper in the old 1-room school house, now the Driftwood Community Center. There is a community cemetery and the Driftwood Methodist Church, which has a historical marker. The area is divided into three school districts - Hays Consolidated, Wimberley ISD and Dripping Springs ISD. The area is perfect for families, empty nesters and anyone looking for a peaceful lifestyle.
Note found in the Texas State Historical Association:
DRIFTWOOD, TEXAS. Driftwood, seventeen miles northwest of San Marcos in central Hays County, grew up in the 1880s as a supply center for neighboring ranches and farms. Pioneers settled in the area, then known as Liberty Hill, as early as 1850, but most settlers arrived in the early 1880s. The community grew rapidly in that decade, perhaps as a result of its access to the new rail terminals at Kyle and Buda. By 1890 Driftwood had a post office, a school, churches, a cotton gin, and a general store. From a low of ten in 1925, the population grew to nearly 100 during the middle years of the twentieth century, then dwindled to fewer than twenty-five by the 1970s. In 1945 Driftwood became part of the Buda school district. A century after its founding, the community remained a quiet Hill Country crossroads served by a general store and post office. In 1990 the population was twenty-one.
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