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FISCHER, TEXAS
aka Fischer's Store

Comal County, Texas Hill Country

29 58' 37" N, 98 15' 57" W (29.976944, -98.265833)

FM 484 and 32
20 miles NW of New Braunfels the county seat
8 miles SE of Blanco
4 miles N of Canyon Lake
Population: 688 (2010)
20 est. (1967 through 2000)

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A building in downtown Fischer, Texas
TE Photo 2001
History in a Pecan Shell

Hermann Fischer is the town's namesake. Settled in the early 1850s, the town had originally been called Fischer's Store. The log trading post served the settlers between Blanco and New Braunfels along the mountain ridge that is known as the Devil's Backbone.

A post office was granted in 1876 and in 1888 the Fischer Store School replaced an earlier school called Potters Creek. Fischer's Store became Fischer Store in 1894 at the request of the postal authorities. In 1950 it was officially shortened to simply Fischer, Texas.

For most of the 20th century Fischer had a population of just 40 but with the establishment of Canyon Lake, the population declined to a mere 20.

The population has been estimated at 20 from the late 60s to 2000.
TX - Fischer Store
Fischer Store
Photo courtesy Michael Barr, June 2019
Fischer Store - Prime Real Estate

By Michael Barr


An old tin building just off the main road between Blanco and Wimberley was once the hub of Fischer, a tiny Hill Country community. Fischer is one of those places where one can still touch and smell 19th century Texas. For how much longer is anyone's guess... more

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Fischer, Texas Nearby Towns:
New Braunfels the county seat
Blanco
Wimberley
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