Small-Town Texas Round Rock, Georgetown, Walburg, and Salado

Salado, Texas

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The Austin bedroom community of Round Rock is named for the circular rock formation that lies in the middle of Brushy Creek. The old Round Rock cemetery, situated on what’s now known as Sam Bass Road, is an interesting slave cemetery, a reminder of the cotton industry and plantation system that once dominated this area. Every July Round Rock hosts Frontier Days, recalling its Wild West heritage with a reenactment of the Sam Bass shoot-out. Georgetown was recently selected as one of five national winners of the Great American Main Street awards. Be sure to get a look at the restored courthouse square. With its stately oaks and shady lawn, it is so typical of Texas that it’s been used as a set for several movies and TV shows. Salado presents a shopping stop for interstate travelers. Antique stores, artists’ galleries, and specialty shops fill the historic downtown buildings. Salado (pronounced “sa-LAY-dough”) is a Spanish word meaning either “salty” or “amusing,” although residents prefer the latter interpretation.

Small-Town Texas: Round Rock, Georgetown, Walburg, and Salado Professional Review and Guide

"The Austin bedroom community of Round Rock is named for the circular rock formation that lies in the middle of Brushy Creek. The old Round Rock cemetery, situated on what’s now known as Sam Bass Road, is an interesting slave cemetery, a reminder of the cotton industry and plantation system that once dominated this area. Every July Round Rock hosts Frontier Days, recalling its Wild West heritage with a reenactment of the Sam Bass shoot-out.

Georgetown was recently selected as one of five national winners of the Great American Main Street awards. Be sure to get a look at the restored courthouse square. With its stately oaks and shady lawn, it is so typical of Texas that it’s been used as a set for several movies and TV shows. Salado presents a shopping stop for interstate travelers. Antique stores, artists’ galleries, and specialty shops fill the historic downtown buildings. Salado (pronounced “sa-LAY-dough”) is a Spanish word meaning either “salty” or “amusing,” although residents prefer the latter interpretation."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Salado
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Small-Town Texas: Round Rock, Georgetown, Walburg, and Salado

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