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BOERNE, TEXAS

Kendall County Seat, Texas Hill Country

29° 47' 40" N, 98° 43' 53.34" W (29.794445, -98.731483)
On Cibolo Creek
I-10 and US 87 in the Hill Country
16 miles SE of Comfort
31 miles NW of San Antonio
89 miles from Austin
Population: 16,056 Est. (2017)
10,471 (2010) 6,178 (2000) 4,274 (1990)

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Boerne TX - Sanger Fest 1906
Boerne in 1906
Click on image to enlarge
Courtesy Danny Whatley

Boerne TX - Sanger Fest 1906
Writing on the back of above 1906 photo
Courtesy Danny Whatley

Named after Ludwig Boerne, a political refugee from Europe, this was "a thinking (Ger) man's town". History would have you believe that every farmer carried a volume of Schiller in his overalls. This, of course, is an exaggeration; it was every other farmer with a volume of Schiller (the rest carried Goethe).

Boerne Landmarks, Attractions & Photo Gallery


TX - 1998 Kendall Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, April 2010
Kendall County Courthouse

Boerne, Texas - old Kendall County Courthouse
The former Kendall County Courthouse
1939 Photo courtesy TXDoT

  • Boerne's Library holds 33,000 volumes and boasts 8,700 cardholders. The library in the handsome Joseph Dienger Building at 210 N. Main Street has a statue of Ludwig Boerne near the main entrance.

  • Agricultural Heritage Center - 1.1 miles outside of town in Boerne City Park on Hwy 46 East.
    A museum of agricultural implements.
    A working blacksmith demonstration.
    Open Wednesdays and Sundays 1:30 - 4:30.
    Groups by appointment. 830-249-8000

  • Cave Without a Name - FM 474 NW for 6 miles, right 4 miles on Krentzberg Road. 830-537-4212. Admission.

  • Cibolo Wilderness Trail

  • Kronkosky Hill - 1911-17 Albert Kronkosky family homestead, now a school, with scenic overview

  • Kuhlmann-King Historical House -
    402 E. Blanco St. 830-249-2030

  • Lake Boerne, just south of I-10 a short drive west of town.

  • Guadalupe River State Park
    From Boerne Hwy 46 east 13 miles to Guadalupe River State Park. This park is one of the Parks and Wildlife Department’s crown jewels. Tall limestone bluffs dominate the cool inviting waters below. Tubing and canoeing are available. A two-mile hiking trail follows the river.
    210-438-2656 more



  • Kendall County courthouse and jail, Boerne, Texas
    Kendall County Courthouse and Jail
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January, 2003

    Kendall County jail, Boerne, Texas
    Kendall County Jail
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January, 2003
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    Texas Centennial Highway Marker
    & Kendall County Jail

    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, September 2008

    Boerne TX Staffel House
    Staffel House
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, February 2008

    Boerne TX Staffel House historical marker
    Staffel Store historical marker
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, February 2008

    Boerne TX Ye Kendall Inn
    Back view of the Ye Kendall Inn
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, February 2008

    Boerne TX Ye Kendall Inn
    Ye Kendall Inn historical marker
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, February 2008

    Boerne TX stone steps down Ye Kendall Inn
    Stone steps leading down to
    an abandoned swimming pool

    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, February 2008

    Boerne Texas river
    On River Road - Hwy 46 right as you turn off 87.
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, September 2008
    See Texas Rivers

    Boerne TX
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, February 2008

    Cibolo Creek Park, Boerne, Texas
    Cibolo Creek Park
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2004

    Cibolo Creek Park spillway, Boerne, Texas
    Cibolo Creek Park Spillway
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2004

    Guadalupe River
    Guadalupe River
    Guadalupe River State Park
    TE photo



    Boerne History

    "... In 1849 a group of German colonists from Bettina camped on the north side of Cibolo Creek, about a mile west of the site of present Boerne. They called their new community Tusculum, after Cicero's home in ancient Rome. In 1852 Gustav Theissen and John James laid out the townsite and changed the name to Boerne in honor of Ludwig Boerne, a German author and publicist. A post office was established in 1856 with August Staffell as postmaster. The community had only ten houses in 1859, but it was chosen as county seat by a margin of sixty-seven votes after the county was established in 1862...." See Handbook of Texas Online
    http://www.tshaonline.org/



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    Boerne Chronicles

  • Camping in Boerne by Mike Cox

  • Early Days of Texas Polo by Michael Barr

  • Babe Ruth of Polo by Michael Barr

  • Ad Toepperwein, Trick Shot Artist by Michael Barr



  • Boerne, TX Cibolo Canyon  and bridge old photo
    Cibolo Canyon and Bridge in Boerne, postmarked 1907
    Postcard courtesy Danny Whatley

    Boerne TX Kronkosky Hill Bridge
    The Bridge at Kronkosky Hill - Boerne, Texas c1910
    Postcard courtesy The William Beauchamp Collection
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    Boerne,  Texas street scene vintage photo
    "Main Street, Boerne, Texas"
    1887 Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/

    The Cibolo, Boerne, Texas
    "The Cibolo", Boerne, Texas
    Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/

    Boerne Tourist Information
    Boerne's Chamber of Commerce at 126 Rosewood will provide you with a detailed map, as well as answer any questions you may have. They also have brochures for nearby attractions, dining and lodging. Their own publication (The Official Guide to Boerne) answers the questions you forgot to ask.
    Phone: 888-842-8080 or 830-249-8000.
    Website: www.boerne.org



    Boerne, Texas Area Towns:
    Comfort
    Bandera
    San Antonio
    Austin
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