The History Of Dripping Springs Texas The history of Dripping Springs Texas dates back to the first settlers to reach. He is thought to have been a man named Fawcett. He arrived in the year 1849. Documented history dates back to the year 1853, this is when three families, who were all related through kinship, decided to move to Texas. They packed their belongings and luggage in wagons and set course for Texas from Mississippi. They decided to settle and build their homes at what is known today as Wallace Mountain.
The area was 30 miles from Texas but it was still considered to be part of the territory. The area was mostly inhabited by Native Americans, the Indians. The three families were John L. Moss together with his wife Indiana “Nannie”, Dr. Joseph McKegg together with his wife Sarah and John Lee Wallace together with his wife Malvina.
On June 5, 1857, John Moss was given an appointment to become the first postmaster. In order to run a post office, the community where the post office was located needed a name. His wife Nannie Moss came up with an idea as she was at the Milk house branch of Edwards Aquifer and named it “Dripping Springs’. Dripping Springs then became a stagecoach stop and was included as part of a freight line that moved between Austin and Fredericksburg.
Dr J. M. Pound built what is now known as Dr Pound Pioneer Farmstead Historical Museum in 1824. The family operated and managed the farm for at least 130 years. It operated as a hospital and church. It was later donated to the city as a museum. Dr Pound was one of the first doctors in Hays County. The home took time as it was getting restored, restorations finally ended in 2003. The museum is free and tours are given to the public during specific select days. The building is significant in the history of Dripping Springs Texas.
Dripping Springs Elementary
Rooster Springs Elementary
Sycamore Springs Elementary
Walnut Springs Elementary
Dripping Springs Middle School
Sycamore Springs Middle School
Dripping Springs High School
As of the census of 2010, 1,788 people, 662 households, and 455 families resided in the town. The population density was 468.7 people per square mile (181.1/km2). The 723 housing units averaged 176.8 per square mile (68.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 81.50% White, 0.90% African American, 1.30% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 16.2% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 29.10% of the population.
Of the 662 households, 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were not families. About 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 25.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69, and the medium family size was 3.23.
In the town, the population was distributed as 30.3% under the age of 19, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $55,288, and the median income for a family was $61,875. Males had a median income of $51,307 versus $39,798 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,482. About 5.7% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.