Located on the Edwards Plateau, Kendall County is considered by many to be the gem of Texas Hill Country. Situated about 30 miles northwest of San Antonio, the county enjoys a population of over 34,000 folks who are happy to call it home.
The county includes the County Seat of Boerne, as well as part of the Fair Oaks Ranch, while encompassing a list of communities including Alamo Springs, Bergheim, Comfort, Kendalia, Sisterdale, Waring, and Welfare.
The natural environment is crisscrossed with dozens of creeks and several lakes, but the land’s most striking feature may be the assortment of natural caves reaching into the earth. This includes the Cave Without a Name, a limestone cave that’s been a tourist destination in the years since its brief hosting of a moonshine operation during Prohibition.
The country life magazine Progressive Farmer called Kendall County one of the “Best Places To Live In Rural America,” ranking it fifth place overall in 2006. The county itself is named in honor of George Wilkins Kendall, a famous journalist and Mexican-American War correspondent, although its history stretches back much further to the days of original inhabitants including Kiowa, Comanche and Lipan Apache native American tribes. Kendall himself helped introduce sheep farming to the community sometime in the 1850s.