Introduction to Kerrville, Texas
Kerrville, Texas, in Kerr county, is 58 miles NW of San Antonio, Texas. The city contains a population of approximately 20,425.
The community of Kerrville was founded in 1848. At that time, the area was known as Brownsborough. In 1856, it was renamed Kerrville in honor of Major James Kerr. On May 19, 1856, the city became the county seat of the newly formed Kerr County. It was incorporated in 1889, and Joseph Tivy became Kerrville's first mayor. In 1905, Florence Butt established the H. E. Butt Grocery Company which is commonly referred to as H-E-B. The Mooney Airplane Company also built their sole factory in Kerrville in 1929.
Kerrville and nearby Attractions
- Kerrville - Schreiner State Park
- Lost Maples State Natural Area
- Louise Hays Park
- Cowboy Artists of America Museum
- Museum of Western Art
- Hill Country Museum
Things To Do In Kerrville
Kerrville is home to Kerrville-Schreiner State Park which offers facilities for camping and has wildlife filled hills, mini-cabins, and a water sports area. Leisure hours can be enjoyed at Schultz Park, Kerrville City Park, Louise Hays Park, Richard Park, and Carver Park. It is also worth visiting the Captain Charles Schreiner Mansion, Cowboy Artists of America Museum, and Hill Country Museum. Golf lovers can enjoy a game of golf at the Scott Schreiner MunicipalGolf Course.
Air transportation is available from San Antonio International Airport.
Kerrville Higher Education
Schreiner College, Conlee College of Cosmetology, and Texas Career Institute-Kerrville lie within the city.