8 Fun Facts about Texas Hill Country
1) It was the birthplace of president Lyndon B. Johnson! The 36th president of the United States was born in 1908 in a stone farmhouse on the Pedernales River, right near Stonewall Texas. When you visit Texas Hill Country be sure to check out the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, which encompasses the 14 mile stretch surrounding Johnson’s childhood home.
2) It was home to the Lipan Apache before the Spanish arrived in the 14th century.
3)The Pedernales River was named for the flint rocks that were found in its riverbed. It contains limestone that is over 300 million years old. The river spans approximately 106 miles in length.
4)In Texas Hill Country you can find Texas’ national state fish, the Guadalupe bass. You can also see white tailed deer, the Texas map turtle and wild turkeys.
5) Did you know that the state of Texas Hill Country is the 3rd largest wine growing region in the US? Texas Hill Country is home to over 50 wineries, including our Fiesta Winery located here at Arch Ray RV Resort.
6) The hills that give Texas Hill Country its name rise as high as 2,400 feet above the plains. The highest peak is Granite Mountain.
7) There are 10 different state parks in Texas Hill Country, and traveling in an RV is a great way to visit them all.
8)The Cathedral of San Fernando, built between 1738 and 1750, is the oldest church in Texas. It is located in San Antonio, about an hour from Arch Ray RV Resort.