Blanket, Texas is located on U.S. Highway 67/377 eleven miles northeast of Early in eastern Brown County. Blanket Creek was named in 1852 by a group of surveyors who came upon a band of Tonkawa Indians who had been caught in a downpour and had spread their blankets over sumac bushes near the creek for protection. Later the name was transferred to the community that developed on its banks.
The 1800 US Census documented people from 18 states and the countries of Jamaica, Norway and Prussia living here. Blanket became a stop on the stagecoach route from Brownwood to Fort Worth. Blanket is an example of the preservation and tradition of a rural town that has survived droughts and economic downturns to remain a viable community.