As part of the Antlers Hotel, the Grand Central Cafe Restaurant and Club Car Bar in Kingsland is built in the style of Queen Anne architecture. Before the structure was moved from Round Rock, Texas to Kingsland, it had been used as part of the set for the 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. For additional information see:Texas Chainsaw House.
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Location of Kingsland, Texas
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Kingsland is a census-designated place (CDP) in Llano County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,030 at the 2010 census. Texas Ranch to Market Road 1431 runs through the community.
Among Kingsland's notable places is the 1901 Victorian-style Antlers Hotel, a railroad resort in Kingsland that fell into disrepair in the early 1900s, but was purchased and restored in the 1990s and reopened as the Antlers Hotel, with the Grand Central Cafe Restaurant in Queen Anne architecture and an historic railroad district. The house where The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was filmed (theTexas Chainsaw House) is located here and has been restored as a restaurant. It was moved here fromRound Rock, Texas, from the site of what is now the La Frontera development in Williamson County in the 1998 by the owners of the hotel, and completely renovated to become an on-site restaurant.
Also a favorite location is "The Slab", where the road traverses the clear Llano River as it crosses under and around granite slabs and boulders. Both residents and tourists come to the slab to bask in the warm sun and swim or wade in the clear water running over the granite.
Kingsland is served by the Llano Independent School District, and is the location of Packsaddle Elementary School. Jr. High and High-school aged youth are bussed to Llano Jr. High and Llano Elementary, 18 miles away in Llano, TX.