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Junction Area Information

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About Junction

Junction is a town of 2600 persons, the county seat of Kimble County, population 4100. The economy is agriculture-based, with ranching and hunting being the primary source of income. The county is in the geologic region of Texas known as the Edwards Plateau. Eroded limestone hills are cut through by streams, which feed the two major rivers of the area, the North and South Llano Rivers. The town site is at the "junction" of these two rivers. Kimble County has over 300 miles of flowing streams, more than any other county in Texas. The water comes from springs which are prevalent throughout the area.

Junction Wikipedia Article

Junction Hummingbird

Climate and Services

The climate is moderate in this semi-arid county. Average annual temperature is 64.7°. Rainfall averages 22 inches yearly.

Because of the location on interstate highway 10 and the fact that it is the county seat, the town provides for a variety of goods and services. Kimble Hospital, emergency medical service and a staff of physicians, other medical professionals including dentists, serve the community.

Weather in Junction

Junction Highways

Getting Here

By Air
Nearest major airport - San Antonio - 120 miles. Shuttle to campus possible for groups, fee schedule available. Junction Airport - for private air traffic
By Bus
Bus station in Junction approximately 4 miles from the TTU Center. Shuttle to the Center available for groups using the campus.
By Car
An interactive Google Map can be found here.


Food and Lodging

The Kimble County Chamber of Commerce website, www.junctiontexas.net, has detailed information on area hotels, motels, restaurants, shops and other activities you can enjoy during your stay.

Nearby Attractions

(within 120 miles)
Attraction Distance
South Llano River State Park
2,000 acres hiking/ mountain biking trails, river activities habitat for the Rio Grande Wild Turkey
Devils Sink Hole - Rocksprings Texas
See the four million Mexican Free-tailed Bats exit from the largest single room cavern in Texas. Evening bat tours, May through October. Day tours can be arranged.(830) 683-2406
Caverns of Sonora
Beautiful live caverns with guided tours, camping and picnicking available. Summer dinner theater
Historical German settled community. Pioneer homes, German bakeries and restaurants, crafts and curio shopping 
Enchanted Rock State Park
Unusual granite monolith
LBJ State Park
Historical park near Johnson City, home of former US President Lyndon Baines Johnson, ranch tours and visitor center
San Antonio
Bicultural city, home of the Alamo, Sea World, Fiesta Texas, Spanish missions, zoo, art galleries, Institute of Texan Cultures and River Walk
Del Rio and Mexico
Border of Mexico, shopping across border, nearby Lake Amistad and historic Pecos River