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MOUNTAIN HOME, TEXAS

Kerr County, Texas Hill Country

State Highway 27 and State Highway 41
About 18 Miles NW of Kerrville
About 35 Miles SE of Junction
Population: 00096 est. (2010)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Mountain Homeís most significant event was the 1878 Dowdy family massacre. The last Indian attack in Kerr County, it took the lives of four children.

The following year the community obtained a post office.

In the early years of the 20th century, the community was known as Eura. Early population figures arenít available, but at the end of WWII, Mountain Home counted 150 residents.

The post office served 350 families in this part of Kerr County. The region is home to many summer camps and the town still maintains several businesses.

Kerr County TX 1907 Postal Map
Kerr County 1907 Postal Map showing Mountain Home
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Kerr County TX 1920s Map
1920s Kerr County Map showing Mountain Home
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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