- City Website: www.cityofllano.com
- 2000 Population: 3,325
- 2009 Estimated Population: 3,177
- Median Family Income: $42,500
- Median Home Value: $80,900
- 2010 Tax Rate: 1.8801 per $100
- ZIP: 78643
Labeled the "Deer Capital of Texas," the city of Llano offers
gracious living, historic features and tasty meals in addition to some
of the best hunting places in the state.
It's the largest town in Llano County and home to a number of
historical and recreation areas. The city was established in February
1856 along the Llano River, which today runs through the city limits.
On the north side of the river is the city's historical district,
including the Llano County Historical Museum and the Llano Depot and
Railyard Museum, as well as a number of antique shops. Cooper's Oldtime
Pit Bar-B-Que serves some of the best barbecue in Texas, according to
some restaurant reviewers. Other eateries including Laird's Barbecue
and Inman's Kitchen are popular as well. Inman's was recently named
"The Best Barbecue Joint in Central Texas" by an Austin radio station.
Llano's historic downtown resides on the south side of the Llano River.
Main Street is filled with unique stores and a historic one-screen
movie theater, the LanTex. At the Center of downtown is the Llano
County Courthouse, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Llano Red Top Jail, the Southern Hotel and the Badu House have also
been listed on the register.
Llano boasts scenic parks set along the river, including Badu Park,
Grenwelge Park and Robinson Park. But recreation is not limited to the
city parks; Llano also hosts an 18-hole public golf course, an RV park,
and a show barn and rodeo arena.
The city hosts several festivals throughout the year, including the
Crawfish Open, the Chuck Wagon Cook-Off and the Heritage Day Festival.
Rich in tradition, these festivals along with the city's historic
features helped Llano receive international recognition recently from
True West Magazine, which named Llano as one of the Top Ten Western
Towns in America.
Deer season is immensely popular in Llano, which welcomes hundreds of
hunters from around the country every year. Fishing for bass, catfish
and sunfish as well as panning for gold in the Llano River are popular
pastimes among residents.
The city also recently installed wireless fiber optic broadband Internet.
City Hall: 301 W. Main, 325.247.4158
City Manager: Brenton Lewis, 325.247.4158
Commissioner: Pct. 4, Jerry Don Moss
Constable: Pct. 4, Joe Simpson Jr.
Council: Mike Hazel, Jeanne Puryear, Bryan Miiller, Allen Hopson, Todd Keller
Electric, Water, Sewer & Garbage: City of Llano, 325.247.4158, ext. 201
Gas: Atmos Energy, 800.460.3030
JP: Pct. 4, Brian Alexander
Mayor: Mikel Virdell
Newspaper: The Llano County Journal, 325.248.0682
Cable, Internet,Telephone: Northland Cable, 830.693.7500;
Internet/Phones: Verizon, 800.922.0204;
Internet: Zeecon, 830.798.9388;
281 Communications, 830.798.9041;
Blue Mountain, 800.485.5006
Planning & Zoning: Diane Firestone
Post Office: 819 Berry St., 325.247.4547
School Enrollment: Llano ISD, www.llanoisd.org. 325.247.4747
Police: Chief Kevin Ratliff, 325.247.3028
Fire: Chief Tim Harden, 325.247.4646
EMS: Llano County Area EMS, 325.247.3088