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Kerr County TX
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INGRAM, TEXAS

Kerr County, Texas Hill Country

30į4'37"N 99į14'15"W (30.076903, -99.237367)
Hwy 27 and the Guadalupe River
7 miles West of Kerrville
70 miles NW of San Antonio
108 miles SW of Austin
45 miles SE of Junction
31 miles from Fredericksburg
Population: 1,804 (2010) 1,740 (2000) 1,408 (1990)

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Ingram, Texas in the 1940s
Ingram Town View. "The only all rock town in the U.S."
1940s Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/

History in a Pecan Shell

The state granted land here as early as 1847. John Twohig of San Antonio was the original owner. In 1879 J. C. W. Ingram bought six acres opened a store and applied for a post office under his name. The earliest settlers were farmers. The stands of Cypress trees along the river provided raw material for the shingle industry, and later sheep, goat and cattle ranches were established.

The area had a reputation for having a healthy climate. When popular singer and celebrated consumptive Jimmy Rogers moved to Kerrville in the 1920s, the whole region got a boost as a health Mecca.

Ingram TX - Stonehenge II
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, May 2013
Stonehenge in the Hills

Ingram Attractions

The region is dense with summer camps for various organizations, weekend retreats and lodges for hunters who want exotic game.

  • Hill Country Arts Foundation -
    Visual and performing arts.
    West of Ingram on Hwy 39.
    Exhibits and performances information - 1-830-367-5121

  • Old Ingram - Off Hwy 39 and 27.
    Antique shops, galleries, restaurants in the Ingram's old business section..


  • Stonehenge in the Hills -
    Replica of Stonehenge
    A few miles west on Hwy 27 to Hunt, then 2 miles west on FM 1340

  • Nearby Destinations

  • Guadalupe River

  • Kerrville - Hwy 27 East 7 miles to Kerrville

  • Kerrville-Schreiner State Park
    Just south of downtown Kerrville on Hwy 16 across the bridge youíll see the sign for 173. Go left on 173 and two and a half miles later youíll come to the park entrance on your left. This 517-acre park offers canoe and tube rentals in the Guadalupe River. During the week itís VERY tranquil and on weekends itís still an improvement over the crowds found on the river back in Kerrville. Reservations recommended for overnight stay. Annual bicycling event every Easter Weekend. 830-257-5392.

  • Fredericksburg - From Kerrville, Hwy 16 North 22 miles

  • Comfort - Hwy 27 East 26 miles to Comfort via Center Point.

  • Swimming to Mexico II - A trip to Ingram

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    Ingram, Texas Nearby Towns:
    Kerrville | Fredericksburg | Junction | San Antonio
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