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Mason is a town located in central Texas southwest of Mason Mountain in the western side of the Hill Country. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,114 residents. The town of Mason is known for its' town square, which is known as one of the most beautiful town squares in Texas. Surrounded by scenic rugged landscape, Mason is called the "Gem of the Hill Country." It's a historic town, where 26 generals, including Robert E. Lee, served at Fort Mason prior to the Civil War. Attractions in the town include a replica of the officers quarters at Fort Mason from the Top of Post Hill. Other attractions in Mason include the Mason Square Museum and the historic Odeon Theater, which is West Texas' longest running theater. The 1957 movie, "Old Yeller," which was written by Mason native, Fred Gipson, premiered at the Odeon. In recent years Mason County has also become home to several vineyards and the award winning wineries. Recreational activities in the area include golf, hiking, and gemstone hunting. The largest gem-quality topaz ever found in North America came from Mason County. Weighing in at almost three pounds, the topaz was housed at the Smithsonian Institution, until recently when it was returned to Mason County Museum on the Square.

Surrounding areas: Brady, Texas (27.4 mi), Llano, Texas (33.0 mi), Junction, Texas (36.9 mi), Fredericksburg, Texas (39.1 mi)

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Mason Weather & Climate

Central Texas has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild to cool winters. Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, but the area receives lots of sunshine year-round. Large amounts of rain falling within short periods of time can cause flash floods. Severe thunderstorms are possible in the springtime. Hail is reported around Central Texas an average of 31 days per year and tornadoes are reported on an average of 12 days per year. Winters are mild and relatively dry. Snowfall is rare, but ice storms occur about once every two years or so. On average, central Texas receives 33.6 inches of rain per year, mostly in the spring and fall. Summer highs exceed 100 degrees F. on an average of 18 days per year and exceed 90 degrees F. on 116 days per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 60°F 30°F 0.91 in. -
February 64°F 34°F 1.97 in. -
March 72°F 41°F 1.74 in. -
April 79°F 50°F 2.05 in. -
May 85°F 59°F 3.31 in. -
June 91°F 66°F 4.00 in. -
July 94°F 69°F 2.00 in. -
August 94°F 67°F 2.52 in. -
September 89°F 62°F 3.00 in. -
October 80°F 51°F 3.01 in. -
November 69°F 41°F 2.07 in. -
December 61°F 33°F 1.37 in. -

Mason Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Kimble County airport (JCT) located about 35 miles west of Mason in Junction, Texas, the Gillespie County airport (T82) located approximately 39 miles south of Mason in Fredericksburg, Texas, Kerrville Municipal Louis Schreiner Field (ERV) located roughly 54 miles south of Mason in Kerrville, Texas, Burnet Municipal Kate Craddock Field (BMQ) located around 58 miles east of Mason in Burnet, Texas, and finally the Brownwood Regional airport (BWD) located about 73 miles north of Mason in Brownwood, Texas.

Mason Attractions

Water Parks
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX97.9 mi.
Splashdown San AntonioSan AntonioTX101.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Comanche Creek Golf CourseMasonTX 
Gillespie Co. Historical Society Pioneer MuseumFredericksburgTX39.1 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
San Antonio Zoological Gardens and AquariumSan AntonioTX101.6 mi.
Sea World of San AntonioSan AntonioTX101.6 mi.

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