Introduction to Boerne, Texas
Boerne, Texas, in Kendall county, is 29 miles NW of San Antonio, Texas. The city, which is in the San Antonio metropolitan area, had 6,178 residents as of the 2000 census.
The first settlers, who were a group of Germans from Bettina, pitched their tents on the banks of Cibolo Creek at a site a mile west of present day Boerne. The town was plotted in 1852 by Gustav Theissen and John James, who named Boerne after the German publicist and author Ludwig Boerne. The first post office was established in 1856, and Boerne was designated as county seat in 1862. It came to be regarded as a health resort. The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway came to the town in 1887, and Boerne was incorporated in 1909. The building of San Antonio Medical Center and the University of Texas near the town led to rapid growth of its population. Boerne continues to celebrate its Germanic antecedents.
Boerne and Nearby Attractions
- Cascade Caverns
- Institute of Texan Cultures
- Hertzberg Circus Collection and Museum
- Guadalupe River State Park
Things To Do In Boerne
The Cascade Caverns features a hundred foot waterfall. The Texas Air Museum houses aircrafts, weapons, vehicles, and other historical artifacts including a Focke-Wulf 190 and Katherine Stinson's Bleriot. The house of Jose Antonio Navarro, one of the signatories of the Texas Declaration of Independence, can be seen at the Casa Navarro State Historic Site which is accessible from Boerne. A tooth booth, a kid powered elevator, and a giant bubble are displayed at the San Antonio Children's Museum. Backpacking, horseback riding, and camping opportunities are all available at the Guadalupe River State Park and the Hill Country State Natural Area.
The nearest airport is San Antonio International.
Boerne Higher Education
University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas Health Science - San Antonio, and Trinity University are situated close to Boerne.