Created and last updated April 30, 2001
FM 1340 is short Farm-to-Market road that follows the Guadalupe River valley at the headwaters of the Guadalupe
River. In contrast to the rocky terrian that surrounds the area, this small valley has accumulated enough soil
to allow for pastures and decent tree growth. There are numerous small retreats along this route, mostly owned by churches,
but I also saw a Boy Scout camp.
The real distinguishing feature of FM 1340 is not natural, however. Stonehenge Texas is located on this route. See the
Photos taken April 28, 2001
(click for medium resolution 79k) Along FM 1340, just west of Hunt, Texas.
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How's this for a roadside oddity: Stonehenge in Texas!
(Another view of Stonehenge Texas.
The sign at the entrance.
Some visitors from Easter Island can be spotted near the Stonehenge.
There are several low water crossings along this section. As with most of central Texas, rivers and streams are
dry or have minimal flow nearly all the time, so low water crossings are commonly used.
Another low water crossing.
A view of the Guadalupe River. On April 28, 2001, there was minimal amount of water flow. Since this is very close to
the headwaters of the river, significant flow occurs only after heavy rains.
A view of a pasture from FM 1340. The fields were looking very good after spring rains when I took these photos on
April 28, 2001. It won't be long before this landscape is burned up by summer heat and drought.
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This is the typical terrain near the western terminus of FM 1340. The roadway is no longer in the Guadalupe River
Valley and is now in the rocky brush terrain.