since 1837

On the map and off the beaten path since 1837.

Somewhere between off-the-beaten path and where roads diverge in a wood lies historic Bastrop, TX. This quaint town with modern-day spirit was incorporated under Texas law on December 18, 1837, and has since grown to over 73,000 residents, 13 miles of geographically curious loblolly pine forest and an impressive free-roaming chicken population.

Making a detour from the highway to visit comes complete with a detour in time. Historic buildings and architecture, as well as over 130 registered landmarks, have earned us the title of “Most Historic Small Town in Texas” from the National Register of Historic Places, and a pretty beautiful view. Wherever you like to lose yourself, whether in the arts, the outdoors or good, clean, wholesome fun, take a spin around the website, and then visit us in person to see that there’re plenty of ways to take an exit from the ordinary in the Lost Pines of Bastrop, TX.

About Bastrop County

After you’ve made one brilliant detour into Bastrop and the Lost Pines Region, keep your adventurous spirit fed and discover countless more road-trip-worthy destinations within easy driving distance. From tiny ghost towns to thriving farming communities and scenic drives to daylong paddles, just set off in any direction, and you’re sure to find a story to tell.

The Sausage Capital of Texas is justly famous for its barbecue and sausage joints. It also boasts many beautiful old buildings made with locally produced brick and a genuine Works Progress Administration mural from Roosevelt’s New Deal agency in the local post office.

Yes, it’s actually named for famous Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne. Stop by and visit the life-size bust in front of the Rockne Museum, along with two well-preserved 1850s log cabins.

This railroad town also has become something of a movie mecca, with many productions (including the movie Hope Floats) showcasing its historic charm.

Bastrop County is the northern corner of the Texas Independence Trail, a grand loop that takes visitors through the important sites of the Texas Revolution and the days of the Republic.

The Texas Brazos Trail also passes through Bastrop County, allowing travelers to experience firsthand the stories of the proud Native Americans who once roamed this land and the Spanish explorers who led the way for future settlers.