Hye, Texas

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Hye, Texas
Hye General Store & Post Office (c. 1886)
Hye General Store & Post Office (c. 1886)
Hye, Texas is located in Texas
Hye, Texas
Hye, Texas
Location within the state of Texas
Hye, Texas is located in the United States
Hye, Texas
Hye, Texas
Hye, Texas (the United States)
Coordinates: 30°14′33″N 98°34′12″W / 30.24250°N 98.57000°W / 30.24250; -98.57000Coordinates: 30°14′33″N 98°34′12″W / 30.24250°N 98.57000°W / 30.24250; -98.57000
CountryUnited States
1,453 ft (443 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)830
FIPS code48-35648[1]
GNIS feature ID1378475[2]

Hye is an unincorporated community in western Blanco County, Texas, United States. It lies along U.S. Route 290 west of the city of Johnson City, the county seat of Blanco County. Hye is part of the Texas-German belt and in very conservative rural Texas.


Hiram ("Hye") G. Brown and his parents settled in the Rocky Creek area of Blanco County, circa 1872. He constructed a small store and house near the Pedernales River. Brown was appointed postmaster upon getting a post office established in his store on April 17, 1886. The post office was named Hye for him.[3] The establishment of the post office drew other businesses to the area, eventually bringing in a grist mill and a cotton gin. In 1904, Brown erected a new building for the store and post office.

In 1965, on the porch of the Hye post office, Lyndon B. Johnson swore in Lawrence F. O'Brien as United States Postmaster General.[4]

In 1966, the Hye General Store and Post Office was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, Marker number 2607.[5]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hye has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[6]


  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Blanco County Postmasters". Jim Wheat. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
  4. ^ Bruhn, Richard. "TSHA-Hye, Texas". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
  5. ^ "THC-Hye General Store and Post Office". Recorded Texas Historic Marker. Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Hye, Texas