Three families from Mississippi settled in Dripping Springs in 1854 thanks to the abundant trees, wildlife, and water. Farming expanded and the production of cotton. Livestock proved important to growth with wool and mohair from sheep and goats.
Today with its location near Austin and Lake Travis, tourists can enjoy the bounty of the Hill Country and no doubt some tasty BBQ.
Bonus -Let's have a Downton Abbey quote from our favorite cook Mrs. Pattmore
"Talk about making a silk purse out of a sow's ear. I wish I had a sow's ear. It would be better than this brisket."