Driftwood, Texas

Coordinates: 30°7′23″N 98°1′51″W / 30.12306°N 98.03083°W / 30.12306; -98.03083
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Driftwood, Texas
Church in Driftwood
Church in Driftwood
Driftwood is located in Texas
Driftwood is located in the United States
Coordinates: 30°7′23″N 98°1′51″W / 30.12306°N 98.03083°W / 30.12306; -98.03083
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.29 sq mi (3.35 km2)
 • Land1.29 sq mi (3.35 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,043 ft (318 m)
 • Total106
 • Density82/sq mi (32/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code48-21412
GNIS feature ID1378229

Driftwood is a census-designated place in northern Hays County, Texas, United States.[1] Per the 2020 census, the population was 106.[2]


Driftwood lies along Farm to Market Road 150, 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Kyle and 24 miles (39 km) southwest of downtown Austin. San Marcos, the Hays county seat, is 25 miles (40 km) south of Driftwood via highway.[3] The community has a post office, with the ZIP code of 78619.[4]


Although the earliest settlers arrived in the area now known as Driftwood around 1850, the community was really established in the 1880s. A post office was among the results of the community's significant growth in that decade. Driftwood shrank almost to a ghost town by the early twentieth century; although it grew somewhat by the middle of the century, it returned to its almost-deserted state by the 1970s.[5]

Driftwood is home to The Salt Lick, a relatively well-known barbecue restaurant, Trattoria Lisina, Driftwood Estate Winery, the Wildflower Barn Event Center, Stonehouse Villa Wedding Venue, Vista Brewing, the Ragland Ranch & Organic Herb Farm, and the Lazy 8 Ranch.

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Driftwood, Texas
  2. ^ "Driftwood CDP, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  3. ^ Google Maps
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup Archived June 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Driftwood, Texas, Handbook of Texas Online, 2008-01-17. Accessed 2008-08-13.

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