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.

1902

H.O. Adler Store opens.

1880

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

2011

The Patrick Heath Public Library opens its doors.

1846

The Republic of Texas joined the United States. Immigrants from Germany swore allegiance to the Union.

1846

War broke out between the U.S. and Mexico.

1849

Tusculum. Boerne was founded by members of the Adelsverein who came west from New Braunfels, founding Latin settlements and fighting the elements, disease, and Indians.

1850's

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

1854

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

1855

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

1856

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.

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