photo credit: John Fannin

Driftwood Historical Conservation Society

Membership meetings are the second Tuesday each month, 6 pm in the Driftwood Community Center.   Please join us February 12!

photo credit: John Fannin

Current Projects


Designate FM 150 West as The William B. Travis Trail

In 1835 William B. Travis purchased a league of land from the Mexican Government. Travis was granted this purchase under Empresario Benjamin Rush “Ben” Milam’s effort to colonize central Texas land which included that which is now identified as being in Hays County. FM 150 West dissects this (4,428 acres) league of land approximately one mile south of Driftwood.

A local effort is currently underway to designate FM 150 West as The William B. Travis Trail to honor this great hero who died in the battle of the Alamo.

Our petition will show support to the State Legislature in the current session. 245 electronic signatures have been collected, and the petition will be presented to the legislature in January. 

More Information on the petition

Master Plan/Visioning Committee

The committee held a workshop at the April 4 RAP meeting to craft our mission statement: Preserving and enhancing Driftwood's rural beauty, heritage, sense of community and belonging.  Other projects include signage and lighting recommendations for area businesses and developers, as well as a proposed plan for "downtown Driftwood." A Land Plan process is currently underway to address the future of the Driftwood store and surrounding area. Requests for Qualifications have been submitted to several planning firms to assist this effort.

More Information on the Committee

Natural Area

The Beautification Committee has constructed a butterfly garden in the Natural Area across from the Methodist Church. Using mulch donated by Pedernales Electric Company, volunteers have also begun construction of a walking trail, and plans are on the move for a bird watching station and bee hotels, with a water feature in the future.

more information on the committee

About Us


The location, natural beauty and character of Hays County have resulted in a significant increase in the population of Hays County, and this growth is projected to continue. We welcome new residents of Hays County, and we must accommodate this population increase. However, improvements made to date have eliminated features and sites that formed and were the character of Hays County.  This character of Hays County is not only our history but also our future. The beauty of Hays County has served to create a thriving wine industry, bed and breakfast/resorts, restaurants and active heritage-tourism trade that appreciates Hays County as it exists today.  The nature of Hays County may change, but segments must be preserved out of respect for our past, the heritage-tourism economic engine of today, and the benefit of future generations. 

What is DHCS?

Dark Sky Initiative

The DHCS aligns the Driftwood/Onion Creek Valley with Dripping Springs regarding the International Dark Sky Initiative, because we believe it is critical in preserving the environmental natural history in the entire region.

Wimberley Valley, which encompasses the cities of Woodcreek and Wimberley, was also officially designated the third International Dark Sky Community in Texas on June 11 by the The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). 

More Information on the Initiative

Membership Levels (Annual Dues)

The Cicero Rufus Perry Rangers -- $25

The Ben Milam Colonists -- $50

The Thomas Martin Postmasters -- $100

The William J. Cannon Boosters -- $250

The Widow Freelove Woody Grantees -- $500

The Col. William B. Travis Heroes -- $1,000

You may mail us your annual dues or bring them to the meeting. Or pay by PayPal!

Visit our Membership Page

Area Maps

Driftwood Core Area and Roads

 The Driftwood Core Area map is largely a combination of the Driftwood zip code and a proposed Appellation.

View the map

Driftwood Area of Influence

 The Driftwood Area of Influence map is largely delineated by the contributory zone of Onion Creek until it reaches the southeastern Hays County line. 

View the map

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Driftwood Historical Conservation Society

PO Box 314, Driftwood, TX 78619