Hays is a residential community located on Farm Road 1626 about four miles northwest of Buda in eastern Hays County near the Travis county line. Development of the Country Estates subdivision began in the 1970s. By 1980 a town was incorporated under the name of Hays as a result of a push for incorporation by local residents. That year the population was 286. During the next two decades the population slowly declined to 251 in 1990 and 233 in 2000.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Hays is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Hays is classified as a Town


Latitude: 30.12142770
Longitude: -97.87242200

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


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