Lampasas Texas and Hwy 281

Attractions and History

Highway 281

Hwy 281 begins about 2.2 miles from Mexico border and goes through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota. It goes through many major intersections and has a 281 bypass. In January 2014, The TX DOT and the ARMA said that Hwy 281 would be expanded from Loop 1604 to Borgfeld Road, some lanes being tolled and some not being tolled. This road is very important and plays a big part economically in San Antonio. in San Antonio this road can take people from and to Trinity University, the University of the Incarnate Word, Brackenridge Park, the San Antonio zoo, Alamo Stadium, the Quarry and Lincoln Heights developments, San Antonio international Airport, stone oak area, suburban cities of the Alamo Heights, Olmos Park, Hollywood Park, and Country Village.
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Highway 281 Attractions Map

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Ft. Croghan Grounds and Museum

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Fort Croghan was established in 1849 by the US government. It is the third established fort out of four. The fort was used to protect people from unfriendly Indians. There were different buildings such as a hospital, officers' quarters, and a bakery. Colonel George Croghan served at Fort Mesigsand, Fort Simpson, was in the U.S. Army, he was a colonel in the battle of Mackinac Island, and was a colonel in the Mexican American war at Monterrey. When Colonel George Croghan died he was buried at Fort Simpson and Fort Croghan was named after him.

If you want to go to Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum, head south on US-281 S toward Co Rd 36, then turn right onto US-281 S/W 9th St, then turn right onto Buchanan Dr/W Polk St, then turn left onto Fort Croghan Dr and your destination will be on the right. Fort Croghan is located at 803 Buchanan Dr Burnet, TX 78611.

Hancock Spring Fed Swiming Pool

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Hancock Springs were discovered by Anglos in 1870. Shortly after the springs where discovered the Anglos found out that the mineral waters in the springs provided health benefits. In 1883 on Sulfer Creek a public building was built where people could go and take baths. You can still see the bathhouse ruins today.

If you want to take a dip into the Hancock Springs Free Flow Swimming Pool after going to Fort Croghan, then head North on to Fort Croghan and Dr toward Buchanan Dr, then turn right onto Buchanan Dr, then turn left onto US-281 N/N Water St, continue to follow US-281 and your destination will be on the left. Hancock Springs Free Flow Swimming Pool is located at Hancock Park Hwy, US-281, Lampasas TX 76550.

Saint Mary's Episcopal Church

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Saint Mary's Episcopal Church was built in 1884 out of native limestone. This church is the oldest church in the Lampasas area that is still in use. The design of the church is based on a Gothic church located in Rugby, England. Inside there is a oaken alter with the original pews.

To get to Saint Mary's Episcopal Church from Hancock Swimming Pool head North on US-281 toward W 10th St, then turn left onto S Key Ave, then turn right onto E 5th St, then turn left at the 1st cross street onto Chestnut St and your destination will be on the right. Saint Mary's Episcopal Church is located at 501 South Chestnut Street, Lampasas, TX 76550.

J.A. Adkins House

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J.A Adkins house was built out of stone in 1868 by himself. J.A Adkins was a pioneer doctor and when he treated patients they would pay him in stone not cash. The stone his patients gave him he used to build the roof of his house with. He completed his roof on May 10, 1877 and this house was established as a Texas historical landmark in 1966.

If you want to visit J.A. Adkins house after visiting St. Mary's Episcopal Church, then head north on S Chestnut St toward E 4th St/Ford St, then turn left onto Brown St, then turn right onto Coffee Circle and your destination will be on the left. J.A Adkins house is located at 1211 Taylor St, Lampasas TX, 76550.

Johnson Nature Park

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Johnson Nature Park is 22 acre park which features a bird sanctuary, native grasses and plants, and nature trails. Johnson Nature Park is a great park for taking pictures of wildlife and exotic plants and flowers. It is also a great park for bike riding our walking on the nature trails.

If you want to visit Johnson Nature Park after visiting J.A. Adkins House, then turn right onto E 4th St then, turn right onto S Hackberry St and your destination will be on the right. Johnson Nature Park is located at N Hackberry St, Lampasas TX, 76550.