There are many small towns across Texas. But Harwood is something special. Founded in 1874 by Lawyer Thomas Moore Harwood, the town steadily grew. By the late 1800’s the population was 350. Harwood is in a prime location between nearby major cities San Antonio, Austin, and Houston. It’s location made Harwood a great asset as a cattle and stagecoach trail tying into the Chisholm Trail. This trail ran from Gonzales to Lockhart into Austin. The area, also known as Mule Creek, is in Gonzales County with Hwy 90 passing almost directly West to East through it. What was once a town thats economic strength was cotton, cattle, firewood, and even watermelon for a short period… is now home to a mere 100+ residents. But don’t let that cloud your judgment! Although the population has declined, the living has not. There are beautiful 50 acre ranches overlooking the oak / cedar filled landscape. There are great hunting opportunities, and if you need food or supplies it’s a short drive to Gonzales or Bastrop! So if you’re ever in the mood for the back country lifestyle with close city access, visit Harwood!
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