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In 1855 settlers in the western part of what was then Comal County began to agitate for a new county. As a result, Kerr County was established in 1856. This, however, did not help the people of northern Comal County. They continued to petition the legislature, and through the efforts of members of the Pittsburgh Land Company, Blanco County was formed on February 12, 1858, from parts of Comal, Hays, Burnet, and Gillespie counties and named for the Blanco River. The county was organized 4/12/1858. Some historians believe that Blanco County also acquired two small unattached pieces of Travis County. The act that established Blanco County also stipulated that the county seat should be called Blanco and that an election should be held to determine the location, which should be within five miles of the center of the county. During the Civil War the county lost a large part of the land on its southwestern border when the legislature established Kendall County in 1862. The legislature compensated Blanco County by giving it additional parts of Hays and Burnet counties. When all the changes were complete, the town of Blanco was no longer at its geographical center. In 1879 Johnson City was founded near the new geographical center of the county in hopes that it would become the new county seat. In 1891 Johnson City became the seat of county government. -Handbook of Texas Online: Blanco County

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This list contains or will contain all post offices known from Texas. Noted also are whether recent offices have had at least one precancel type, as listed in the Precancel Stamp Society's Town and Type Catalog of the United States and Territories, Sixth edition, Summer 1998, and from Fosters' personal knowledge. A link is provided to detailed precancel data for that location. The precancel device(s) may or may not still exist. An * indicates a discontinued post office or name change. Pester the active post offices so that devices can be retained or ordered. They may be found many times, but only have to be thrown away once. Precancel devices are not usually issued to branches, stations or contract post offices. Please see plans page for color legend.



Post OfficeZip / *Establishedfirst precancels AuthorizedDiscontinuedNotes
BLANCO786069/26/1857:USPS or 9/28/1858:G&J1'39operatingformer County Seat
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HYE786354/17/1886:Schmidt or 5/7/1886:G&Jnoneoperating 
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JOHNSON CITY786362/12/18783'40operatingCOUNTY SEAT, 201 S Avenue G (across from LBJ house), 8-5 Sat 9:30-10:30, (830)868-7211
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ROUND MOUNTAIN786636/29/1857noneoperatingestablished in Hays County
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Sandy78665,*7/1/1872 10/2/1992: proprietress, PMCC, PB22093 of 1/9/2003PO and zip code discontinued. I found it in back of the Sandy Store, complete with all PO boxes and furniture; current PO in 2001 according to USPS and satire articles in Round Top newspaper (What do they know?); closed in 1992 according to store proprietress and Postmark Club. Highest denomination stamp posters on wall are 22 cents. It finally officially became a placename of Johnson City 78636 on 9/28/2002, and the closing was noted belatedly in a 2003 Postal Bulletin.
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