About BurnetThe town grew around Fort Croghan, established by ranchers in 1849 as part of a string of outposts on the Texas frontier. The region's many immense granite outcroppings proved a hindrance for early settlers. G.W. Lacy of nearby Marble Falls tried and failed to trade his granite mountain for a saddle horse. Later he deeded part of it to the state, which used the stone in the construction of the Texas Capitol. These outcroppings, some of the oldest in the world, are now prized by rock hounds and geologists.
Two other resources, water and wildflowers, have helped make Burnet a popular recreation center. Nine miles west via SR 29 is Inks Lake State Park, where 1,200 acres of woodlands and wildflowers border the lake; phone (512) 793-2223. The visitor center at nearby Lake Buchanan offers a panoramic view.
Visitor Centers Burnet Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau 101 N. Pierce St. Suite 1 Burnet, TX 78611. Phone:(512)756-4297
Things to Do Fort Croghan Museum
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