For those who have wondered where the West Pole on earth is located, Bee Cave, Texas marks this official point.  In 2007, the Texas legislature formally declared this small city located on the 95th meridian as being worthy of such recognition.

Bee Cave has been a self-governing city since 1987 but its roots date much further back to the 1850’s. At the time, Travis County was experiencing a population boom and Dietrich Bohls decided to pack up his family and move out to the land between Barton Creek and Little Barton Creek.  Not long after, a merchant set up a small store and identified his location at the intersection of what is now State Highway 71 and Hamilton Pool Road as Bee Cave just outside of downtown Austin TX . Mexican honey bees once lived along the shores of these two rivers in such abundance that their influence on the growing community could not be ignored. While the honey bees are no longer in abundance, armadillos are and each February 2, the City of Bee Cave celebrates Armadillo Day.

Directions:

Drive east on TX-71 E toward Cross Town Parkway. Exit left onto US-290 E/TX-71 E. Merge onto TX-1-LOOP N/S Mo-Pac Expressway. Take the exit toward TX-360-LOOP/Capital of Texas Highway. Bear to the left onto south Mo-Pac Highway. Bear to the right onto South Capital of Texas Highway/TX-360-LOOP south. Make a U-turn onto south Capital of Texas Highway/TX-360-LOOP N. Eric M. Willie, P.C. is located at  3755 South Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 295, Austin.

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