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The town of Paint Rock is located in Big Bend Country (West Texas).

Paint Rock is located in Concho County<1> and is the County Seat for Concho County.

The location of Paint Rock has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Paint Rock, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1879.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Paint Rock has a population of 297 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Paint Rock is 1,630 feet [497 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Paint Rock lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Paint Rock: (325)

The ZIP code for Paint Rock: 76866<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Paint Rock had an population of 297 people. This is an increase of 8.79% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Paint Rock had a population of 273 people (which is 6.68% of the total population of Concho County). This makes Paint Rock the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 273 people, the population of Paint Rock decreased 14.69% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 320 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Paint Rock.

Communities Also Named Paint Rock ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Paint Rock - they are located in Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Paint Rock.

Communities near Paint Rock ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Paint Rock.

  • Ballinger
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Miles
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miles
    • Miles is located in Runnels County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 894 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miles <6>
  • Lowake
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Rowena
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Eola
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Millersview
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Mereta
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mereta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mereta
    • Mereta is located in Tom Green County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mereta <6>
  • Vancourt
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Veribest
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Veribest. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Veribest
    • Veribest is located in Tom Green County
  • Doole ‑ Historic
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doole have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doole
    • Doole is located in McCulloch County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Paint Rock. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Paint Rock.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Paint Rock. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Paint Rock.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Paint Rock. See our Newspapers Page for Paint Rock.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Paint Rock ...

Looking for more information about Paint Rock? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Paint Rock, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Paint Rock.

Adding Paint Rock to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Paint Rock in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Paint Rock was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Paint Rock post office opened in 1879.

We also found Paint Rock in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Paint Rock.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Paint Rock. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Concho, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Paint Rock.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Paint Rock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Paint Rock). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Paint Rock or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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