In the late fall of 1853, three families–bound by kinship and a desire to move to Texas–put their belongings in wagons and left Mississippi. They stopped at what is now called Wallace Mountain and decided this would be the place they would make their home.
Their chosen spot was only 30 miles from the capital of Texas, but was still considered part of the frontier, complete with Indians. In all probability, they found their way by following the road that carried supplies to the army fort at Fredericksburg.
The town was named for the “dripping springs” at the Milk House Branch of the Edwards Aquifer, a gathering place for the Tonkawa Indians. Dripping Springs became a stagecoach stop and part of a freight line that ran between Austin and Fredericksburg.
The main attractions to life in Dripping Springs continue to be what drew the original founders: simple charm, a family lifestyle and lifelong friendships – all set in the beauty of the central Texas hill country.
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