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COMAL, TEXAS

Comal County, Texas Hill Country

Old San Antonio Road off FM 482
8 Miles SW of New Braunfels the county seat
See 1940s Comal County Map
Population: 40 (2000)

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Comal TX church
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008
History on a Pinhead

The town dates from the 1840s when it was first settled alongside the Old San Antonio Road. It later became a stop on the Katy Railroad around 1900 and very little has happened since. The first available population figures showed 40 people here in the 1980s.

Comal, Texas has no connection to the community of Comal Town.


The Meaning of "comal"
"I would like to note that "comal" does not mean basin in Spanish. For starters, it is an indigenous word in origin accepted into the Spanish language because of its popular use. "Comal" is a slightly curved pan made of clay or metal on which tortillas are cooked and coffee/cocoa beans are toasted. The Spanish word for basin is "Cuenca". - Maritza Price, March 03, 2008

A Walk Around Comal Today

Comal Scenes
Comal's St. Joseph's Church
Cemeteries

Comal Scenes

Comal TX water tower
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008
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Comal TX old store
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008
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Comal TX old store
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008
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Comal TX outouse
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008
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St. Joseph's Church

Comal TX - St. Joseph's church
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008
Comal TX - St. Joseph's church
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008
Comal TX - St. Joseph's church
St. Joseph's Church
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008
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Cemeteries in Comal
"[The following photos are of] St. Joseph's or Wenzel Cemetery.
St. Joseph's Cemetery has a Texas Historical marker.

There is another Cemetery in New Braunfels near the Fair Grounds that is the real "Comal Cemetery" - it also has a historical Cemetery tour like Columbus, Lockhart and La Grange." - Connie Krause, 6-2-17


St. Joseph's Cemetery - about 7 miles SW of downtown New Braunfels on FM 482, one hundred yards S of Bunker Street
Comal TX - Cemetery
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008
Comal TX - Wenzel Cemetery
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008
Comal TX - Cemetery, tombstone with shell
St. Joseph's Cemetery
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008
Comal TX - Cemetery tombstones
St. Joseph's Cemetery
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008
Comal TX - Cemetery
St. Joseph's Cemetery
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008

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Comal County TX 1940s map
1940s Comal County map showing Comal
near Guadalupe and Bexar County line

Courtesy General Land Office

Comal, Texas Area Towns:
New Braunfels the county seat
San Antonio
See Comal County | Texas Hill Country

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