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Burnet

Burnet is the county seat of Burnet County, Texas. The population was 6,077 in 2013. Nestled amidst the beautiful Highland Lakes, Burnet is 48 miles northwest of the state capitol, Austin, at the intersection of State Highway 29 and U.S. Highway 281. Founded as an outpost by Texas Rangers, it was originally named Hamilton but then renamed later.

Major employers in Burnet include Burnet Consolidated Independent School District, Burnet County government, Seton Highland Lakes Hospital, Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice substance abuse facility, City of Burnet government, and A.T.M.I., a manufacturer of materials for semiconductor and flat panel industry.

Attractions in the Burnet area include the Highland Lakes, Longhorn Cavern, Inks Lake State Park, the Historic Burnet Square, the Highland Lakes Air Museum and the Fort Croghan Museum and Grounds.

The median price of homes in Burnet in 2012 was $121,832 (it was $66,200 in 2000).

For more information please visit the city of Burnet official website http://www.cityofburnet.com/