Boerne's History

According to the Handbook of Texas: "Boerne, the county seat of Kendall County, is located on Cibolo Creek, Interstate Highway 10, and U.S. Highway 87 thirty miles northwest of San Antonio in the southern part of the county." This timeline was created by Bettie Edmonds and Natalie Morgan.


H.O. Adler Store opens.


James-Sykes house built on Oak Park. Kuhlmann Apothecary opens.


The Patrick Heath Public Library opens its doors.


The colony of Fredericksburg was founded. **War broke out between the U.S. and Mexico.


Main Plaza is the center point for trading goods. Pioneer homes built using native limestone rock and trees. Indian raids occurred.


William Dietert opens first Boerne business-- the Saw and Grist Mill.


Dr. Ferdinand Herff's home built on the Herff Ranch. Henry Wendler General Store opens on Main Street.


Stagecoach service begins, replacing the Pony Express for mail. August Staffel opens the first post office and stagecoach stop. Texas Rangers under the command of Captain John Sansom came to Boerne because of Indian raids and thievery.


Julius Fabra Butcher Shop opens on Main Street.


Phillip Theis Blacksmith Shop opens on Main Street. Kendall Inn, Theis Haus, Henry Wendler house, Phillip Manor, Robert E. Lee, and William Vogt pioneer houses were built.

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