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.
Cook-Offs, Hog & Predator Contest, Mardi Gras Parade, Junior Rodeo and Hunter’s Appreciation Chili Dinner
There's a new business opening up soon! The Pearl Cactus Steakhouse & Saloon along with The Trading Post Station 1894. The big day is November the 2nd. Both the restaurant and station will be open the same hours (Thursdays and Fridays from 5 to 9 and Saturdays 11 to 9). At the beginning, it is going to be reservations only at the tables, the bar top will be open seating. On Saturdays at the Pearl Cactus from 11 to 5 it will be open seating with charcuterie boards, sausage and cheese boards, appetizers and four fabulous made from scratch brick oven pizzas to choose from while you enjoy your drink of choice. The full menu and reservations will start at 5. Next door at The Station will be the place to be. We have 8 flavors of Bluebell ice cream, pies, bottled sodas, candles, seasoning, tons of candies and a lot more. It’s going to be fun for all.