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BERGHEIM, TEXAS

Kendall County, Texas Hill Country

29° 49' 39" N, 98° 34' 31" W (29.8275, -98.575278)
Highway 46 and FM 316
10 Miles NE of Boerne
About 33 Miles W of New Braunfels
Population: 1,183 (2010) 676 (2000) 86 (1990)

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Bergheim TX - Post Office

Bergheim Post Office, TX 78004
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2012

History in a Pecan Shell

Andreas Engel, an Austrian immigrant to Texas in 1885 is credited with founding Bergheim, which translates into English as Mountain Home. Engel married and became a storekeeper, opening Bergheim’s first store in 1900. A post office was applied for and was granted in 1901, with Engel serving as postmaster.

A permanent limestone building was constructed in 1903 and remains as the community’s post office in 2009 – still operated by a descendant of Andreas Engel.

Bergheim became a center for cedar fence posts, perhaps the largest in Texas. The store would barter cedar posts for groceries and necessities, providing an income for cedar choppers. These were itinerant workers whose work cleared land while providing fence posts, usually camping out on the properties they worked and then moving on.

The Bergheim store and post office received a state historical marker in the 1980s.
Bergheim Texas Post Office
Bergheim Post Office
TE photo, February 2009
Bergheim Texas Post Office & General Store
TE photo, February 2009.
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Bergheim Texas Cat
Bergheim's feline resident
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TX Kendall  County 1907 Postal Map
1907 Kendall County postal map showing Bergheim
From Texas state map #2090

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Bergheim, Texas Nearby Towns:
Boerne | New Braunfels
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