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City Profile For:
(THE) DIVIDE, Texas
"The Divide"Population (2012): not surveyedElevation: 2,146 ft at nearby Mountain HomeArea: undefined
Zip Code: 78058Area Code: 830-640Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 30º07.015 N, 99º37.042 W at Divide ISD
Location: Western Kerr County; S of I-10;
About 30 mi NW of Kerrville
Highways: US-83, TX-41Creeks:Rivers: Llano, GuadalupeLakes:
There are no incorporated cities or towns within The Divide area.
CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
- West Kerr County Chamber Of Commerce:
830-367-4322; TX-27, Ingram, TX 78025
Located in the Bank of the Hills building
Serves: Hunt, Ingram, Mountain Home, "The Divide"
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching, hunting
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: See full details in Directory below.
- Garven Store: 830-640-3235; www.garvenstore.com.
- Note, for Y.O. Ranch, see Mountain Home
Some of the very nearby attractions include:
- Hunt: Summer Camps; Hunting Ranches
- Ingram: Hill Country Arts Foundation; Stonehenge II
- Kerrville: Hill Country Museum; Museum Of Western Art; Kathleen C Cailloux Theater; Hill Country Youth Orchestras; Kerr Arts & Cultural Center; Playhouse 2000; Riverside Nature Center
- Mountain Home: YO Ranch; Summer Camps, Hunting Ranches
- June: Divide VFD Annual Fundraiser BBQ
- Early-Nov: Divide ISD Wild Game Dinner Fundraiser
WEATHER: Local Weather (Mountain Home); Hill Country-wide Weather
- On-Line News: Google News: Not Available; Topix: Not Available
- Newspapers: West Kerr Current: 830-367-3501, Ingram, www.wkcurrent.com
Weekly newspaper serves Ingram, Hunt, Mountain Home, the Divide
- Radio/TV, Articles & Videos:
HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: "... a dispersed rural community located along several miles of State Highway 41 about thirty miles west-northwest of Kerrville in western Kerr County. In the early 1880s settlers homesteaded along this strip of Edwards Plateau that functioned as a natural dividing line for rainfall run-off. This strip of land, five to fifteen miles wide, that ran east-west became known as "The Divide." With the use of the windmill to pump water and the advent of barbed wire, the area became a preferred region for ranching cattle, sheep, and Angora goats. The Hughes, Dietert, Klein, and Y-O ranches were located in the area. The first school was held in 1882. In 1893 a one-room school was constructed on the Wharton Ranch and later moved to the Leinweber Ranch in 1905. Within a few years a new wooden structure was built on the Dee Hughes Ranch, and the Divide Common School District was formed. With the construction of State Highway 41 in the 1930s the school was moved to land donated by the F. B. Klein family, and a stone building was erected. In the 1940s the Divide Presbyterian Chapel served area families. Residents constructed a community building in 1949, the same year western Kerr County received electric service. Two rooms were added on to the school in 1960, with the enrollment of forty-five students. Throughout the latter decades of the twentieth century, The Divide maintained the church, school, a volunteer fire department, and a business—Garven's Store. Subdivisions within the Y-O Ranch provided rural Hill Country living for retirees that moved into the area. In 2000 The Divide had a population of 250. The Divide School, one of the few "one-room" schools still operating in the United States, served pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade schoolchildren. Ranching and hunting, including exotic game hunting, were major economic activities in The Divide."
The area was named for a long ridge that divides the watersheds for the Llano River to the north and the Guadalupe River to the south and east.
PRIOR CITY NAMES:
HISTORICAL MARKERS: Divide School: See description, picture, marker image at: Marker
AVAILABLE SERVICES: Gas: yes; Convenience Stores: yes; Restaurants: no; Lodging: yes; Grocery Stores: no; Banks: no; Vehicle Repair: no; Hospital: no; Med Clinic: no; Post Office: no; Public Schools: yes; Cemetery: no
OTHER PROFILES: City Data (not available); Podunk (not available); Texas Escapes (not available); Wikipedia (not available)
The Divide area carries the "Mountain Home, TX 78058" postal address.
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY
MOUNTAIN HOME COWBOY FELLOWSHIP: 121 Weatherby Rd, Mountain Home, TX 78058
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers
DIVIDE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: 830-640-3378; 830-640-3140; 4180 TX-41, POB 259, Mountain Home, TX 78058. FB
LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT: Unincorporated
LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Kerr County Government Offices
STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: For offices that represent the Hill Country,
see: Texas & Federal Government Offices
CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies
DAY HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:
CRENWELGE RANCH: 830-889-3506; 830-997-4057; Mountain Home, TX 78058. Exotic hunts, 30 mi S of YO Ranch (Garvin Store area). High fenced, fed year around. Cabin available year-around.
HEAVEN'S DOORSTEP EXOTIC GAME RANCH: 830-329-6250; 485 Kemp Road W, Mountain Home, TX 78058
K-3 RANCH: 830-257-2100; Mountain Home, TX 78058, Set in the majestic hill country, K3 offers world class exotic and native game hunting as well as accommodations in our limestone lodge, available throughout the year. www.k3ranch.com
(THE) WEST KERR RANCH: 830-329-5171; 24430 US-83, Mountain Home, TX 78058. www.westkerrranch.com. Hunting ranch
TAXIDERMY & MEAT PROCESSING:
BNB WHOLESALE SKINNING INC: 830-864-4422; 247 Thrill Hill Dr, Mountain Home, TX 78058
See full list of leases for this town at: Hunting & Fishing.
BARREL DESIGNS: 210-414-6959; Mountain Home, TX 78058. www.barreldesigns.com
BEEF JERKY WORLD: 830-640-3235; 27551 US-83, Mountain Home, TX 78058. www.beefjerkyworld.com
GARVEN STORE: 830-640-3235; 27304 US-83, Mountain Home, TX 78058. Located 28 mi N of Leakey on US-83 at TX-41 intersection. www.garvenstore.com
LONE OAK STORE: 830-866-3724; Mountain Home, TX 78058
OZAIR: 830-257-4267; 270 Sky Harbor Rd, Mountain Home, TX 78058
POLLYHOLMES: 775-750-2433; 150 Scenic Dr, Mountain Home, TX 78058
RED HILL FURNITURE CO: 830-640-3305; 160 Red Hill Way, Mountain Home, TX 78058. www.redhillfurniture.com
DIVIDE ISD: TX-41, Mountain Home, TX 78058. From Wikipedia: "Divide Independent School District is a public school district based in the community of Mountain Home in western Kerr County, Texas, United States. In terms of students served, Divide ISD is the smallest district in Texas, serving 26 students. Divide ISD serves much of western Kerr County. Divide ISD is one of the few remaining one room schoolhouses in the United States. Divide Independent School District consists of one school: Divide Elementary School, serving grades pre-Kindergarten through six. Students attend middle and high school in the neighboring Ingram Independent School District. The school district is one of the best in the state of Texas and was rated "exemplary" by the Texas Education Agency."
Currently (2013) serves 13 students in a historic school building constructed in 1936.
See description, picture, marker image at: Divide ISD
- Divide Elementary School: 830-640-3322; TX-41, Mountain Home, TX 78058
HILL COUNTRY-WIDE UTILITY PROVIDERS:
For Hill Country area utility service providers (electric, gas, water, sewer, trash),
telecom providers (land lines, cellular service, TV, internet), and related services (package delivery, newspaper, etc.), click: Utilities & Telecom
SANDY ROAD GUEST HAUS:
Upscale Western-style Guest House Lodging
in a Beautiful Ranch Setting in the Gorgeous Texas Hill Country
Reservations & Information: 281-300-7177
9242 RR 1320 (Sandy Road), Johnson City, TX 78636
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