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Stonewall is known as the Peach Capital of Texas and is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Legendary Stonewall Peaches are the sweetest and juiciest peaches found in the United States.

The Texas Hill Country is probably best known across the state for its peach production. Approximately one third of the estimated 4000 acres of commercial peach production in Texas can be found in Gillespie county. The sandy soils and cool climate provide environmental conditions that ideal for the production of high quality fruit.

Growing peaches is a year-round occupation. Pruning usually begins after the first hard freeze in the fall and continues until early spring. In most years, full bloom occurs in mid to early March. Because peach trees usually set far more fruit than they can ripen normally fruit, growers must thin fruit on every tree to six to eight inches apart. This time consuming task is necessary for fruit to size and ripen into the high quality fruit that consumers have come to expect. Weed, insect and disease control, water and nutritional management are tasks that take place throughout the growing season.

Peach producers grow a number of varieties so that ripe fruit is available throughout the growing season. Harvest usually begins in early May and goes through the end of August or early September.

Information provided by the Texas A&M University Horticulture


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Stonewall is on the Pedernales River thirteen miles east of Fredericksburg in southeastern Gillespie County. It was named for Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson by Israel P. Nuñez, who established a stage station near the site in 1870 and a post office in 1875. In 1860 a few families were living in log cabins there on a grant held by Justa Flores. In 1879 a settlement called Millville was founded nearby, and in 1882, when the stage station and post office were moved there, its name was changed to Stonewall. 
The German settlers combined sheep raising with cattle raising and experimented with fruit trees. The Stonewall area is today a major source of peaches.
Andreas Lindig built the first limekiln in Gillespie County at Stonewall, and from him the other settlers learned to manufacture lime. 
Stonewall is 1½ miles west of Lyndon Baines Johnson State Park; part of the land in the park was owned at one time by an original German settler of Stonewall, Casper Danz. 
The population of Stonewall, estimated at 200 in 1925, attained an estimated high of 300 in 1961 and fell to a low of 150 in 1964. It was estimated at 245 from 1974 to 1990. The census of 2000 was estimated at 469.
Lyndon Baines Johnson 
The birthplace home of is adjacent to the LBJ Ranch near Ranch Road 1 and Stonewall, Texas. The home was constructed in the 1880s by Samuel Ealy Johnson, Sr., the president's grandfather, and it was there that the president's father, Samuel Ealy Johnson, Jr., brought his bride, Rebekah Baines Johnson, in 1907. Lyndon was born in the home on August 27, 1908; the Johnsons lived there until 1913, when they moved to Johnson City. The family sold the house in 1923, and though it was demolished after much deterioration, some of the original materials were used in the construction of a smaller house on the same site in 1935. The Johnson City Foundation acquired the building in 1964 and reconstructed it to its 1907 size and appearance. The home is now open to the public, having been refurnished with authentic pieces and family mementos. 
Johnson's boyhood home in Johnson City was built in 1886 and, though modest, reflects the Victorian style of the period. After the family moved there in 1913, the house remained the official residence of Lyndon Johnson until he married Claudia Alta Taylor in 1934; his first political speech in his race for Congress in 1937 was made on the east porch of the house. The home was dedicated as a museum by Judge Homer Thornberry on May 13, 1965, and like the birthplace contains authentic period items and family furnishings. It is also open to the public.
The LBJ Ranch is in the heart of the Hill Country on the banks of the Pedernales River, and in the early 1990s was still the home of Lady Bird Johnson. The history of the ranch goes back to the time of the Republic of Texas, when a young widow from Georgia, Rachael Means, was granted a tract that included the present property. In 1872 the land was sold by the Means family, and the property changed hands several times until about 1894, when a one-room stone house was constructed by a German family named Meyer; the small house became the nucleus of the present home. In 1909 the property was purchased by Clarence White Martin, a relative of the Johnsons, and in 1951 Senator and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson acquired the property, which then consisted of 438 acres. See also LYNDON B. JOHNSON STATE HISTORICAL PARK and LYNDON B. JOHNSON NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK. 
Stonewall is located on the Pedernales River, in the Hill Country of central Texas, at 30°14'24?N, 98°39'36?W (30.240069, -98.659942)GR1. This is about 55 miles (86 km) west of Austin and the nearly same distance north of San Antonio.
As of the census of 2000, there were 469 people, 176 households, and 133 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 11.9/km² (30.9/mi²). There were 203 housing units at an average density of 5.2/km² (13.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 81.24% White, 17.91% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35.18% of the population. 
There were 176 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $36,210, and the median income for a family was $37,721. Males had a median income of $29,531 versus $30,083 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,035. About 19.3% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.2% of those under age 18 and 32.0% of those age 65 or over.
Stonewall is served by the Fredericksburg Independent School District.


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