Bluebonnet Capital of Texas
The City of Burnet is located in the Texas Hill Country. Burnet is surrounded by beautiful hills, lakes, geological formations and historical sites. Burnet is the county seat of Burnet County. Burnet is one mile west of the divide between the Brazos and Colorado river watersheds near the center of the county. Burnet is located 48 miles NW of Austin. The town of Burnet grew up around Fort Croghan in the mid 1800’s. The County of Burnet was formed in December of 1851 and the City of Burnet was originally call Hamilton.. The name was changed to Burnet in 1858 in honor of David G. Burnet, first provisional governor of the Republic of Texas. Among the many attractions in the Burnet area are the Highland Lakes, Longhorn Cavern and State Park, the Historic Burnet Square, the Highland Lakes Air Museum, Fort Croghan Museum and Grounds, the Vanishing Texas River Cruise, Hamilton Creek Park, the Texas Wine Trail, Galloway Hammond Recreation Center and Delaware Springs Golf Course. The Historic Square features buildings from as early as the 1880’s and offers a variety of unique shops and eateries. Drive in or take the Hill Country Flyer from Cedar Park. Watch the Burnet Gunfighter’s fight it out at Old West Town on Saturday and Sunday (on the same schedule as the train). For a list of events click on the links to the right or contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce for information about seasonal events and activities. We hope to see you soon!