General Store and Post Office began
as an Indian trading post in the 1850's. The
tiny community in the Texas Hill Country is an
inviting place to visit.
Settled in 1850 by German pioneers, this tiny hamlet remained
obscure until bought in the 1970s by the late Hondo Crouch, the "pixieish" Hill
Country humorist, writer, and authentic Texas character.
An enormously popular Country/Western song made the name known
Luckenbach remains as it was (and hopefully will always be)... one
unpainted general store that also serves as a beer tavern, a traditional rural dance hall,
and a sometimes-used blacksmith shop. Sunday afternoons are often spontaneous
"happenings." Banjo pickers, guitar strummers, and fiddlers form impromptu bands
beneath huge old live oaks and play away. Whittlers ply their leisurely craft, and washer
pitchers exercise deceptively simple skills
Luckenbachs bemusing ambiance, according to one writer,
"is like Brigadoon; you're almost afraid to go back because it might not be there
Well, It's there - east of Fredericksburg
off U.S. 290, five miles south just off F.M. 1376, Don't count on signs; Souvenir thieves
swipe them as fast as they can be placed!