Buda, Texas

Buda was formally established on April 1, 1881, when Mrs. Cornelia Trimble donated land for a townsite at an International-Great Northland Railroad depot there. The area had earlier been settled as part of a Mexican land grant. A common explanation for the name is that it derives from the Spanish word, viuda, meaning widow. The town had gathered a reputation as a popular eating stop for rail travelers and the name may refer to a pair of widows who cooked at the establishment in the late 1800s.

Only 17 miles from Austin on I-35, the town's growth has paralleled Austin's growth since the 1980s. Many original buildings along Main St. now house antique shops and related businesses, including a popular Farmers Market (May - Nov.).

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Buda, TX

Lee's Par 3 Golf Course & Driving Range

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Lost Valley Resort Golf Course

Course Access: ResortHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Bar-K Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Canyon Lake Boating

The Army Corps of Engineers operates seven major parks on the shores of Canyon Lake. Several others are managed by Comal Coun...