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Burnet County, Texas


"The Jewel of the Highland Lakes"
"The Official Bluebonnet Capitol of Texas"

Page Contents for Burnet, Texas

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Burnet is approximately 5,035 (1999), 5987 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,670 (1990), 2041 (2010).
The amount of land area in Burnet is 13.524 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Burnet to Washington DC is 1358 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 42 miles. (as the crow flies)
Burnet is positioned 30.76 degrees north of the equator and 98.22 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Burnet elevation is 1,320 feet above sea level.
Burnet average annual precipitation is 30.40 inches peryear.
Burnet average annual snowfall is 1.50 inches per year.
Burnet average temperature is 65 degrees F.


50 miles northwest of Austin at the junction of State Highways 281 and 29. Here is a map page for Burnet.
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Burnet. It was founded with the name of Hamilton in 1849. Hamilton was re-named Burnet in 1858 after David G. Burnet, a prominent local man.
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The founding of Burnet



The Blue Bonnet Festival - held in April each year. 2001 was the festivals 18th annual event!

Fort Croghan Museum
703 Buchanan Dr. (Hwy 29 W)
Burnet, TX 78611
Phone: 512-756-8281
Items having to do with the history of Burnet County. Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation.
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Burnet City Government

City of Burnet

Burnet has a Council/Manager form of government. The mayor and six council members are elected for two year terms and may serve no more than three consecutive terms. The City manager is hired by the City Council.

City Hall
1001 Buchanan Drive, Suite #4
Burnet, Texas


Burnet County Clerk
220 S. Pierce St.
Burnet, Texas 78611-3136
Phone: 512 756-5420

Burnet is the county seat of Burnet County

Burnet Chamber

Burnet Chamber of Commerce
703 Buchanan Dr.
Burnet, Texas 78611-2307
Phone: 512 756-4297
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Burnet Organizations

Burnet Chamber of Commerce
703 Buchanan Dr.
Burnet, Texas 78611-2307
Phone: 512 756-4297
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Burnet Schools

Burnet Elementary School
608 N. Vanderveer St.
Burnet, Texas 78611-1817
Phone: 512 756-2126

Burnet Jr. High School
1201 N. Main St.
Burnet, Texas 78611-1340
Phone: 512 756-6182

Burnet High School
1401 N. Main St.
Burnet, Texas 78611
Phone: 512 756-6193

Burnet Consolidated Independent School District
308 E. Brier Ln.
Burnet, Texas 78611-2512
Phone: 512 756-2124 Burnet


The population of Burnet was:
1970 - 2,864
1980 - 3,410
1990 - 3,423
1995 - 4,330
1999 - 5,035

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