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COMFORT, TEXAS

Kendall County, Hill Country
I-10 and State Hwy 27
FM 473
19 miles SE of Kerrville
23 miles S of Fredericksburg
13 miles W of Sisterdale
18 miles NW of Boerne
52 miles NW of San Antonio
89 miles SW of Austin

Population: 2,358 (2000) 1,477 (1990)

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Gael's Comfort Barber Shop, Comfort Texas
The Heart and Soul of Comfort
In Memorium: Gael Montana 1949 - 2009
TE photo, 2008

Comfort's Charm

From an architectural viewpoint - Comfort is extremely rich. Nearly the entire downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Many rock buildings and businesses remain in a splendid state of preservation and did not have to go through the rigors of restoration. The 1880 Ingenhuett-Faust Hotel is one such building and the 1930 Comfort Theater (originally financed through public subscription) is another.

A good deal of Comfort's charm is in its relative tranquility compared to Fredericksburg and Boerne. Visit on Monday and you'll find nearly the entire town closed.

Comfort Historical Museum - 838 High Street.
Open 2nd Sunday of each month or by appointment.

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Comfort, Texas old bank building
The 1908 bank building now serves as a museum
TE photo, 2008
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History in a Pecan Shell

Comfort was established in 1854 by German immigrants moving further west from New Braunfels. They rested here and were so taken with the place, that they didn't see any need to travel further.

"Treue der Union" Monument.
Near the High School. High Street between 3rd and 4th.
This memorial is for German settlers who were established here, but were killed on their way to Mexico during the Civil War. They were attacked by Confederate forces near Brackettville on August 10, 1862. The bodies were not buried and the bones were retrieved and placed here in 1865. The monument was erected in 1866. The incident shares several similarities to the Bandera Tragedy Tree incident.

Comfort remains unincorporated.

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"Treue der Union" Monument, Comfort Texas
"Treue der Union" Monument.
High Street, between 2nd and 3rd, Comfort
TE photo, 2008
Flag flies over True To Union Monument in Comfort Texas
It is said that only this monument and Arlington National Cemetery are permitted to fly the American flag at half staff the year round. TE photo, 2008
Comfort TX 1879 August Faltin Bldg
The 1879 August Faltin Building
TE photo, 2008
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Comfort TX 1908 Post Office
Old Post Office Building: c. 1908
Designed by Alfred Giles who retired nearby to raise sheep.
TE photo, 2008
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Comfort TX Antiques
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Comfort Texas ghost sign
A Comfort ghost sign. TE photo, 2008
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Comfort Texas mural
A mural shows the old low-water crossing of the Guadalupe River
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Comfort Texas old cornerstone
An early hand-carved cornerstone on High Street
TE photo, 2008
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A rare traffic button in Comfort Texas
A rare pre-signage traffic button. TE photo, 2008
Squirrel in Comfort Texas
A High Street resident. TE photo, 2008
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Old rusted Swift FEEDS sign in Comfort, Texas
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Comfort TX Paul Ingenhuett Bldg Domino Wreath
Domino wreath in front of the Ingenhuett's Fancy Grocery and General Store destroyed by fire in 2007. TE photo, November 2008
Comfort TX historic stone building
Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley
Comfort TX Bier Halle High St
Bier Halle High Street
Courtesy Comfort Historical Cntr. Archives, submitted by Gael Montana
German Freidenker Freethinkers  historical marker, Comfort Texas
German Freidenker (Freethinkers) historical marker
Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, January 2008
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Comfort Recollections
"The View from Under the Bus"

by Gael Montana

In Memorium: Gael Montana 1949 - 2009

Comfort Tourist Information

Comfort Chamber of Commerce
High Street and 7th
830-995-3131


The book Hill Country by Richard Zelade covers Comfort's buildings in detail. The book proves its worth with its descriptions and histories of Comfort's buildings alone.


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