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Llano county is Named for the Spanish word for plainsValentin Poposki, 15 March 2006
County Seat: Llano Area: 939 square miles Pop. (2000): 17,044
About the flag: "The flag of Llano County was designed by Twinkle Reinhart Paxton and Ann Ruff to publicize and promote Llano County. It was presented to members of the Commissioners' Court during the opening of a new exhibit of the Llano County Historical Society on 27 July 1985. However, there is no record that the flag was actually adopted, nor does use seem to have become widespread.
The white field of this flag bears the face of a buck deer in natural colors on a black-and-white trimmed blue ring. At the top of the ring is a white Lone Star, and off either side are bouquets of bluebonnets, the State flower. Beneath all are the inscriptions "Llano County" and "Land of Legend and Lure" in red lettering.
According to Elaine Bruhl of the Llano County Historical Museum, the elements of this flag were chosen with good cause: "The Llano Basin has the highest density of deer in the United States, and more deer are killed in Llano County than in any other Texas County. Monetary benefits derived from hunting are now the mainstay of the County economy. "Several years ago, Llano and Burnet Counties were designated 'Bluebonnet Capitols of Texas' by the Texas Legislature. Each spring thousands visit to view the profusion of bluebonnets and numerous other wildflowers." Among the slogans employed by Llano County are "Deer Capital of Texas," "Bluebonnet Capital of Texas," and "Land of Legend and Lure." Only the last is written on the flag, the former two having been graphically depicted. Among the legends and lures of the County are Enchanted Rock, the second largest granite dome in the United States, and the tale of its creation; Precambrian rocks; Indian legends and relics; lost Spanish treasure; and a mild climate."