Historical Marker Driving Tour of Dripping Springs & Driftwood

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Historical Marker Driving Tour of Dripping Springs & Driftwood

Take a deeper dive into the Dripping Springs area history!

Looking to learn more about Dripping Springs' history, and the places and the faces that shaped our area? Want to learn about the first churches, influential settlers, or war heroes? We created this driving tour guide to help you navigate each historical marker in the Dripping Springs area.

Historical markers commemorate diverse topics in Texas history, including: the history and architecture of houses, commercial and public buildings, religious congregations, and military sites; events that changed the course of local and state history; and individuals who have made lasting contributions to our state, community organizations, and businesses.

Here's our guide to the Dripping Springs and Driftwood Historical Markers:

A historical marker in front of a wooden fence.

The Marshall-Chapman House – Marker number 10300 - Located at 500 Mercer Street. This marker discusses the history of the structure as well as the family that inhabited the home. This home was used briefly as a post office.

Dripping Springs Academy - Marker Number 10261 - Located between Old Fitzhugh and Mercer Street. The marker text reads the history of the stone building that was founded in 1881.

Dr. Joseph M Pound – Marker number 10312 – Located at the corner of Mercer Street and Old Fitzhugh Road. This marker discusses Mexican War soldier and Confederate Civil War surgeon, Dr. Pound’s military career and the challenges of being a doctor, as well as the remedies and medical instruments used in the 1800s.

Home of Dr. Joseph M. Pound - Marker number 10313 – This marker chronicles the homestead of the Pound Family. The first log rooms built 1853 with slave labor. Square nails, hand-hewn timbers and lumber were used in construction. The sick and wounded, rich or poor, came to this home as to a hospital.

Dripping Springs United Methodist Church – Marker number 10260 – located on ranch road 12 north. The marker text discusses the history of Methodists congregation, and prominent preachers of Dripping Springs.

First Baptist Church of Dripping Springs – Marker number 10266 – Corner of 290 and San Marcos Street. The text on the marker discusses the inception of the Baptist church and the founding church members in Dripping Springs.

Phillips Cemetery – Marker number 10308 – located at the intersection of Ranch Road 12 South and FM 150. The marker tells the history of the family that deeded the land to the Methodist Episcopal church and the cemetery. The earliest documented burial is that of B. G. Sorrell, who died on March 13, 1880. Among the graves here are those of numerous early settlers to the Dripping Springs area and sixteen Civil War veterans.

Isham Jones Good – Marker number 10278 – located on Nutty Brown Road, From 1826, take a left onto Nutty Brown Road and travel ¾ a mile. This marker tells the life story of Isham Jones Good, a Texas War for Independence soldier. The marker for Isham Jones Good is near the site where his cabin once stood.

Mt. Gainer – Marker number 11982. Located on Creek Road. This marker discusses the Pioneer rancher Joseph P. Gainer and the community that was formed in 1858. The highest point in the area, located on Gainer's land, was called Mt. Gainer. A small farming and ranching community also called Mt. Gainer evolved along the south fork of Onion Creek.


Driftwood Cemetery - Marker number 10258 – Located at 15090 RR 150 West – The cemetery, which reflects the heritage of this area, contains the grave sites of community and church leaders and at least eight veterans of the American Civil War.

The Driftwood Church – Marker number 10259 –Located at 15090 RR 150 West - This marker discusses the history of the Driftwood Methodist Church.

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