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City Profile For:
"no slogan"Population: Not surveyedElevation: 1,437 ftArea: UndefinedCounty: Kendall
Zip Code: 78004Area Code: 830-336Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 29° 49' 39" N, 98° 34' 31" W
Location: SE part of county; 10 mi NE of Boerne
Highways: TX-46, FM-475, FM-3351Creeks: NoneRivers: NoneLakes: None
CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Nothing formal
NEIGHBORING TOWNS: 10 mi NE of Boerne, 10 mi W of Bulverde, 23 mi SW of Spring Branch
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: See full details in Directory below.
- Bergheim General Store & Historic Post Office: Popular for years with the locals and visitors alike for its "old time" atmosphere, interesting items and friendly folks.
- Guadalupe River Tubing & Paddling: See our focus page at Tubing & Paddling.
- Serengeti Resort: The heart of Africa in the Texas Hill Country.
- Edge Falls: A significant water falls (dependent on local rainfall) exists on the Guadalupe River on private property between Bergheim and Kendalia. While access is not allowed on the private property, visitors can see the falls from Edge Falls Rd at the river crossing. Location: From US-281, travel 7.4 miles W on FM 473, go left at Edge Falls Rd, and go S to the crossing. Quoting a local: "A 'secret' little watering hole in the middle of Kendall County, about ten miles southwest of Kendalia. Except for the bridge crossing Curry Creek, the entire area is posted with no trespassing signs (and they mean it). Just upstream is a large, deep grotto, where the main falls are located. For decades it was a popular swimming spot - but the property was closed to the public due to liability issues. Today, only the smaller falls are visible from the roadway. In early 2008, there was still a trickle of water flowing through the creek, but that soon dried up, and with the severe drought for the past year, the creek bed has been completely dry." See images at Photos, Photo and satellite Views
Some of the very nearby attractions include:
- Boerne: Agricultural Heritage Center; Cascade Caverns; Cave Without A Name; Cibolo Nature Center; Enchanted Springs Ranch; Historic Downtown Boerne; Golf
- Spring Branch: Golf, Parks
- Kerrville: Kerrville-schreiner Park (county)
- Bulverde-Spring Branch: Gaudalupe River State Park; Honey Creek State Natural Area
EVENT CALENDAR: None For full details on these and nearby events see Festivals & Major Events, Trade Days & Farmers Markets, Live Entertainment, and calendars on our other focus topic pages accessible from the menu above.
WEATHER: Local Weather; Hill Country-wide Weather
MEDIA COVERAGE: See full details in Directory below. MAPS: Google, GeoHack
HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: "Bergheim ("Mountain Home"), a German immigrant community, is on State TX-46 and Farm Road 316 ten miles northeast of Boerne in far southeastern Kendall County. Austrian-born Andreas Engel immigrated to Texas in 1885 to avoid military service. In 1887 Casper Seltenfuss (Sultenfuss) hired Engel to cut the native cedars on his property on the Guadalupe River. At this time cedar was used for fence building and was burned to produced charcoal. Engel and his new wife purchased land from Seltenfuss and built their first general store. In 1900 Engel sold his store and bought three acres of land at the site of present Bergheim. A cotton gin was erected and began operation on September 15, 1900. The post office opened, and Engel became postmaster in 1901. The Bergheim post office became a rural branch of the Boerne post office in 1965 and was still operating in 1990. Cotton, charcoal, cedar, and corn were the means of livelihood for Bergheim and the surrounding area. A new store was built from limestone quarried nearby in 1903. In 1907 a house was built adjoining the store. In 1916 Rudolph and Alfred Engel succeeded their father in the business; Rudolph managed the cotton gin, and Alfred handled the store and post office. Cotton ginning came to an abrupt end with the onslaught of the boll weevil. The gin was afterward used to grind cornmeal. At this time cedar again became the chief source of income for the area, and Bergheim was said to operate the largest cedar yard in the state. Cedar posts were traded for groceries, and many cedar choppers were employed there. The sheep, goat, and cattle industries supported the community by 1950 and in 1990 were the economic backbone of the area. The store and post office have remained in the Engel family and were owned and operated by Andreas Engel's great-grandson in 1990, when the business provided fence-building supplies, feed, and dry goods, as well as the necessary grocery staples for the local ranchers. Bergheim General Store and Post Office received a state historical marker in 1983. Bergheim's population was listed as twenty-two in 1980 and 1990."
PRIOR CITY NAMES:
- Bergheim Cemetery: FM-3351 at Weaver Rd, N of town
OTHER PROFILES: City Data (not available); Podunk; Texas Escapes (not available); Wikipedia
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers
BERGHEIM VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: Non-emergency calls: 830-336-3241; POB 4141, Bergheim, TX 78004. bergheimvfd.org. Located at intersection of Old Curry Creek Rd
(THE CLUBS OF) CORDILLERA RANCH, CORDILLERA RANCH GOLF COURSE: 888-667-2624; 808 TX-46 E, Boerne, TX 78006. clubsofcordilleraranch.com. Pprivate, 18 holes, 7450 yds, par 72. Seven mi from downtown Boerne.
LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT: Unincorporated
LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Kendall County Government Offices
STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: For offices that represent the Hill Country,
see: Texas & Federal Government Offices
US POST OFFICE: 830-336-2414; 843 TX-46 E, Bergheim, TX 78004. usps.com
CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies
DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:
See full list of leases for this town at: Hunting & Fishing
EAGLE RANCH GUEST HOUSE: 830-336-3809; 9 Rust Ln, Boerne, TX 78006
ALLSTAR HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING: 210-430-1332; 1365 Desert Gold, Boerne, TX 78006. allstarheatingandac.com
BERGHEIM BLOSSOMS: 830-336-2979; 15 FM-3351 N, Bergheim, TX 78004
BERGHEIM CAMPGROUND: 830-336-2235; 103 White Water Rd (at FM-3351), Bergheim, TX 78006. bergheimcampground.com. On the Upper Guadalupe River north of Bergheim and immediately north of the bridge crossing the River, at a place called Sultenfuss Crossing. Outfitter (tubes, canoes, kayaks), campground (tents, RV sites), swimming.
BERGHEIM GENERAL STORE (& POST OFFICE): 830-336-2112; 843 TX-46 E, Bergheim, TX 78004. Popular for years with the locals and visitors alike for its "old time" atmosphere, interesting items and friendly folks. Received a state historical marker in 1983.
BERGHEIM PLUMBING: 210-201-7269; 29125 TX-46 W, Bergheim, TX 78004. mybergheimplumbing.com
BOERNE FIRE & SAFETY: Bergheim, TX 78004
C-STORE: 913 TX-46, Bergheim, TX 78006. Convenience store, Valero gas, Subway Restaurant, at intersection of TX-46 and FM-3351, at TX-46 Crossings Shopping Center
CENTRAL TEXAS ROOF REPAIR: 210-387-8945; 203 Los Indios Ranch Rd, Boerne, TX 78006. centraltexasroofrepair.com
CORDILLERA RANCH: Boerne, TX 78006. cordilleraranch.com
(THE CLUBS OF) CORDILLERA RANCH, CORDILLERA RANCH GOLF COURSE: 888-667-2624; 808 TX-46 E, Boerne, TX 78006. clubsofcordilleraranch.com. Golf Course, private, 18 holes, 7450 yds, par 72. Seven mi from downtown Boerne.
CORDILLERA RANCH REALTY: 830-336-3570; Boerne, TX 78006. cordilleraramcj.com/realty
DINOSAUR TRAX DAYCARE: 830-336-4134; 46 FM-3351 N, Boerne, TX 78006. wwwdinosaurtraxdaycare.com
EQUINE SENSE: 734-323-1875; Bergheim, TX 78006. facebook.com/pg/fixedbyhorse.com. Designed to help guide children and adults who simply want more joy in their lives by seeking increased self-awareness, confidence, coping and/or interpersonal skills. All who are interested can seek out Equine Sense for a well-deserved horse fix!
KENDALL PLANTATION: 830-229-5090; 20 Guthrie Rd, Boerne, TX 78006. kendallplantation.com
KENDALL WOODS DENTAL: 830-229-5581; 25 FM-3351 S, Boerne, TX 78006. George Metz III DDS
KINSWOOD FARMS: 830-336-4474; 539 TX-46, Boerne, TX 78006
(THE) NUT DOCTOR: 210-325-8650; Boerne, TX 78006. thenutdoctor.org
SAFARI ENTERPRISES: 830-336-4038; 35 Rust Ln, Boerne, TX 78006
SERENGETI RESORT: 830-816-3600; 408 Fuller Dr, Bergheim TX 78006. The heart of Africa in the Texas Hill Country. serengetiresort.com
TUPPER CHIROPRACTIC & MASSAGE THERAPY: 830-336-4445; 635 TX-46, #101-A, Boerne, TX 78006
BERGHEIM PET HOSPITAL AND CLINIC: 830-336-3113/3153; 25-B FM-3351 S, Bergheim, TX 78006. bergheimpetvet.com
GRACERIDGE KENNELS: 210-876-3209; 799 Rodalyn Dr, Boerne, TX 78006
JANA L ROBBINS, DVM: 830-336-2750; 625 TX-46 E, Bergheim, TX 78006. Facebook
MASON'S HAVEN: 210-601-1107; POB 4085, Bergheim, TX 78006. puppadog.org. Canine rescue and rehab. Mason's Haven is not a shelter. We work with other shelters to help those in their care that may need extra assistance; those who have medical or behavioral issues that may require more attention than the shelter can provide.
Note: See separate listing sections for horses, riding, equestrian, and other care.
BERGHEIM CELLARS: 830-229-5233; 1 FM-3351 S, Ste 150, Bergheim, TX 78006. bergheimcellars.com. Located at TX-46 Crossings Shopping Center. Wine & Spirits store
BOOTJACK BAR: 210-861-0074; 1 FM-3551, Ste 100, Bergheim, TX 78004. Located at TX-46 Crossings Shopping Center
OBRIEN'S RESTAURANT: 830-229-5600; 848 TX-46 E, Bergheim, TX 78004. obriensinbergheim.com. Food, entertainment
SUBWAY RESTAURANT: 830-336-4884; 913 TX-46, Bergheim, TX 78006. subway.com. Located at convenience store, gas, Subway Restaurant, at intersection of TX-46 and FM-3351, at TX-46 Crossings Shopping Center
TAQUITO'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 830-229-5591; 1 FM-3351 S, # 145, Bergheim, TX 78006
HILL COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL: 830-229-5377; 50 Stone Wall Dr, Boerne (Bergheim), TX 78006. hcmontessori.org
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
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