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What are some facts about Wimberley, Texas?

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Offering a broad selection of attractions, including Jacob's Well Park, art galleries and the Creekhaven Inn, Wimberley, Texas, is one of the top tourist destinations in Hays County. The town of Wimberley is centrally located where the Cypress Creek meets the Blanco River. Rich in theaters, artists and musicians, Wimberley is a designated Texas Cultural District. Floods caused major damage to Wimberley on May 25, 2015, causing areas of the town to require restoration.

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Wimberley, Texas, lies between the major cities of Austin and San Antonio, in the central flyway for migrating birds, and attracts ornithologists and nature lovers year-round. Wimberley is also near the Edwards Plateau, where various types of plants and wildlife are located. Fields, hills and the banks of Lone Man Creek are abundant with flowers and trees and serve as the backdrop for many residents' art projects.

Settled in 1856, Wimberley was first known as a trading post stop called Winters' Mill, named for founder William Winters. After the stop had been sold several times, Pleasant Wimberley purchased the area, adding more businesses, houses and a school. Named Wimberley in 1880, it finally met the required population, area and capital requirements to be incorporated as a city in the year 2000.

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