KERRVILLE

Population 18,118

Altitude 1,645




General

Seat of Kerr County, one of the state's most popular health and recreation centers. Area believed by many to have most ideal climate in the nation. More than two dozen boy's and girl's camps, scores of hotels, motels, dude ranches and religious encampments attract thousands annually. Rugged cedar and live oak-covered hills, picturesque green valleys and beautifully streams edged by towering cypress. White-tailed deer so numerous that motorists are cautioned to be on the alert for them, especially at night.

Capt. Charles A. Schreiner, born in Riguewihr, France, was early, prominent Kerrville settler. He served with the confederacy and as a Texas Ranger; established general merchandising business in Kerrville, 1869. The Charles Schreiner company owned more than 600,000 acres of land by 1900 extending some 80 miles northwest to Menard. Among Schreiner's philanthropies was establishment of Schreiner Institute (now Schreiner College).

Industries include Mooney Aircraft and James Avery Silversmith.

Major annual event are Texas State Arts & Crafts Fair, Memorial Day, weekend, provides opportunity to see works of more than 200 of Texas' finest artists and craftsmen. Music festivals featuring folk and Country/Western stars are usually held on memorial Day and Labor Day weekends at Quiet Valley Ranch south of Kerrville.

COWBOY ARTISTS OF AMERICA MUSEUM

HILL COUNTRY MUSEUM

KERRVILLE CAMERA SAFARI

KERRVILLE STATE PARK

TEXAS HERITAGE MUSIC MUSEUM




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