Mount Gainor

Mount Gainor (Mount Gaynor), twenty-one miles northwest of San Marcos, was a school and church community in western Hays County that from 1872 to 1879 was also the site of a post office. In the late nineteenth century the neighborhood was known as an entertainment center; its social gatherings are said to have included ice cream suppers, picnics, dances, and three-day barbecues.

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

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