Kendall County Texas Real Estate
Kendall County is in south central Texas, 170 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and is bordered by Gillespie, Blanco, Comal, Bexar, Bandera, and Kerr counties. Boerne, the county seat, is on Cibolo Creek is located thirty miles northwest of San Antonio. Wildlife in the area includes deer, coyote, bobcat, beaver, badger, fox, raccoon, weasel, squirrel, and a variety of small birds, fish, and reptiles. Among the county's mineral resources are dolomite and limestone.
The Central Texas region, including Kendall County, has supported human habitation for several thousand years. Archeological evidence suggests that hunting and gathering peoples established themselves in the area as early as 10,000 years ago. Lipan Apaches, Kiowas, and Comanches became the dominant tribes in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and were present when Germans began arriving in the 1840s.
Most of the Kendall County area was part of the Bexar County; it later became part of Kerr County, which was separated from Bexar in 1856. Comfort served as county seat of Kerr County for two years before Kendall County was formed. In 1859 residents of Boerne and Sisterdale petitioned the legislature for a new county; the legislature granted the petition in 1862, and the new county, carved from Kerr and Blanco counties, was named in honor of George Wilkins Kendall. Boerne was chosen as the county seat. The earliest schools in the area were private institutions that met in someone's home or in donated space.
Kendall County retained much of its German heritage, reflected in the surnames of many of its residents, as well as in the atmosphere of its communities. Residents enjoyed celebrating their local history, holding the annual Easter Walk in April, the Berges Fest in June, and a Founders Day celebration in October. These events, in addition to the Guadalupe River State Park, attracted many visitors to the area and provided the county with significant tourist trade
Cities and Towns in Kendall County
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