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Kingsland, Texas
Grand Central Cafe Restaurant and Club Car Bar
Grand Central Cafe Restaurant and Club Car Bar
Motto(s): 
"Where Any Time Is Lake Time...
Country United States
State Texas
County Llano
Area
 • Total 9.8 sq mi (25.3 km2)
 • Land 9.0 sq mi (23.3 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
Elevation
837 ft (255 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 4,584
 • Density 509.4/sq mi (196.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
78639
Area code(s) 325
FIPS code 48-39304
GNIS feature ID 1360680
Website http://www.kingslandchamber.org/

Kingsland is a census-designated place (CDP) in Llano County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,030 at the 2010 census. Texas Ranch to Market Road 1431 runs through the community.

Geography

Kingsland is located at 30°40′02″N 98°26′41″W / 30.667102°N 98.444627°W / 30.667102; -98.444627 (30.667102, -98.444627). The town is at the confluence of the Colorado and the Llano rivers, which combine to form Lake Lyndon B. Johnson.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.8 sq mi (25 km2), of which, 9.0 sq mi (23 km2) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) of it (7.88%) is covered by water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, 4,584 people, 2,103 households, and 1,343 families resided in the CDP. The population density was 509.4 people per square mile (196.7/km2). There were 2,803 housing units at an average density of 311.5/sq mi (120.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.66% White, 0.13% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.31% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 5.89% of the population.

Arts and culture

Among Kingsland's notable places is the 1901 Victorian-style Antlers Hotel, a railroad resort in Kingsland that fell into disrepair in the early 1900s, but was purchased and restored in the 1990s and reopened as the Antlers Hotel, with the Grand Central Cafe Restaurant in Queen Anne architecture and an historic railroad district.

Also a favorite location is "The Slab", where the road traverses the clear Llano River as it crosses over granite slabs and boulders. Both residents and tourists come to the slab to bask in the warm sun and swim or wade in the clear water running over the granite.

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