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"no slogan"Population (2000): 76Elevation: 1,384 ftArea: Undefined smCounty: Kendall
Zip Code: 78027Area Code: 830-336Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 29° 58' 9" N, 98° 31' 20" W
Location: 25 mi NE of Boerne, 7 mi W of US-281
Highways: RR-473, FM-3351
BACKGROUND INFORMATIONCITY: Unincorporated
CHAMBER & TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES: None
NEIGHBORING TOWNS (by road): 12 mi N of Bergheim, 16 mi SW of Blanco, 14 mi E of Sisterdale, 11 mi NW of Spring Branch
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching & "danc'in" !
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: See full details in Directory below.
- Kendalia General Store & Post Office: [Editor's food review: Truly excellent hamburgers, in an authentic 1950's general store setting. Be sure to check out the Post Office on the S end of this building, see listing below. It will take you back several decades to an old-time setting; Have a chat with Postmaster Gwen Carver, pictures on R, click to enlarge.]
- Kendalia Halle Dance Hall: 210-863-1100; kendaliahalle.com. Renovated historic dance hall and event center with great country western music.
Some of the very nearby attractions include:
- Bergheim: Serengeti Resort; Bergheim Historic General Store & Post Office
- Blanco: Historic Town Square & Courthouse; Real Ale Brewing Co
- Luckenbach: Luckenbach Dance Hall & General Store
- Sisterdale: Sister Creek Vineyards & Winery
- Spring Branch: Golf
- Blanco: Blanco State Park
- Fredericksburg: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site & National Museum Of The Pacific War; Enchanted Rock State Natural Area; Lady Bird Municipal Park
- Spring Branch: Gaudalupe River State Park; Honey Creek State Natural Area
- Stonewall: LBJ State & National Historical Parks
EVENT CALENDAR: None
For full details on 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: MAPS: Local Google; Hill Country Special Maps
HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: "The community was probably named for George Wilkins Kendall, who established a ranch and introduced sheep ranching in the area in the 1840s. Although there were some settlers in the vicinity and in the nearby Curry's Creek settlement before the 1880s, Kendalia was first surveyed by D. W. Grady in 1883 for early settler Carl Gustav Vogel, who built a gin and gristmill at the town. In 1895 the post office records were transferred from Curry's Creek to Kendalia. Around the beginning of the twentieth century Kendalia had a general store, a post office, a drugstore, and two churches. Over the following years three schools served Kendalia. The community had several family cemeteries, including those of the Edge, Jones, Lawhon, and Schmidt families. Throughout most of the twentieth century Kendalia had a ranching economy that subsisted in various cattle, goat, and sheep ranches in the area. In 1940 the population was about 100. Kendalia was associated with nearby Edge Falls on Curry Creek, a popular recreational spot, until the 1970s, when the falls were closed to the public. In the 1980s through 2000 Kendalia had a population of seventy-six. Many residents worked in San Antonio or Blanco. In 2000 the town had a general store and post office, a community center, a library, and a Methodist church."
Edge Falls: A significant water falls (dependent on local rainfall) exists on the Guadalupe River on private property between Bergheim and Kendalia. See full description and photos at Bergheim.
PRIOR CITY NAMES: None
HISTORICAL MARKERS: Marker in front of sanctuary building at Kendalia Community Church (see profile below)
AVAILABLE SERVICES: Gas: no; Convenience Stores: one very small store; Restaurants: at same store; Lodging: no; Grocery Stores: no; Banks: no; Vehicle Repair: no; Hospital: no; Med Clinic: no; Post Office: yes; Public Schools: no; Cemetery:
ePodunk (not available); City Data (not available); Travel Texas (not available); Texas Escapes; Wikipedia
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY
HOLY ARCHANGELS GREEK ORTHODOX MONASTERY: 830-833-2793; Twin Sisters Dr, Kendalia, TX 78027
KENDALIA COMMUNITY CHURCH: 209-781-0849; 108 Arthur St, POB 335, Kendalia, TX 78027. Non-denominational. kendaliachurch.org, Facebook
NEW LIFE CHURCH OF KENDALIA: 830-336-3805; FM-3351 N, Kendalia, TX 78027
KENDALIA HALLE DANCE HALL: 210-863-1100; 1135 FM-3351 N, Kendalia, TX 78027. kendaliahalle.com
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers
KENDALIA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: Admin: 830-336-2500; Edge Falls Rd & Hwy 473, Kendalia, TX 78027
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 POSTAL SERVICE (USPS): 800-275-8777; usps.com
Local post office: 830-336-3068; 2545 RR-473, Kendalia, TX 78027. Located at the General Store. See comment and pictures above.
CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies
DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:
See full list of leases for this town at: Hunting & Fishing.
HUNTING, FISHING, SPORTING GOODS, SPECIALTY EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY STORES:
LIBERTY GUN WORKS: 830-336-2066; Kendalia, TX 78027
BUILDERS SHOWCASE EXPO: 210-698-1233; Kendalia, TX 78027-0361
C/DCAP: 830-336-3497; 2524 RR-473, Kendalia, TX 78027-1927
CURRY CREEK GLASS DESIGNS: 830-336-2081; 345 Edge Falls Rd, Kendalia, TX 78027-2007
D G MOORE CONSTRUCTION: 830-336-4700; 44 Old Blanco Rd, Kendalia, TX 78027-1904
DRY CREEK CUSTOM HOMES: 210-387-5127; 2045 RR-473 Kendalia, TX 78027
EAST-WEST LAND & LIVESTOCK Inc: 830-336-2705; 2441 RR-473, Kendalia, TX 78027
GRANBERG FERTILIZER SALES: 830-336-2406; 634 Crabapple Rd, Kendalia, TX 78027
TEXAS HILL COUNTRY MOTORCYCLE TOURS: 830-336-2595; Kendalia, TX 78027
KENDALIA DENTAL CENTER: 830-336-2830: 1103 FM-3351 N, Kendalia, TX 78027
KENDALIA GENERAL STORE: 830-336-2450; 2545 RR-473, Kendalia, TX, 78027; Owned and operated by Mindy Ingram. [Editor's food review: Truly excellent hamburgers, in an authentic 1950's general store setting. Be sure to check out the Post Office on the S end of this building, see listing below. It will take you back several decades to an old-time setting; Have a chat with Postmaster Gwen Carver, pictures on R, click to enlarge.]
(WAYNE) MATHIS LAW OFFICE: 830-336-2587; 2803 RR-473, Kendalia, TX 78027-2016
PURE TECHNOLOGIES: 830-336-3800; POB 361, Kendalia, TX 78027-0361
RWWR PARTNERS: 830-336-4552: 205 Crabapple Rd, Kendalia, TX 78027-1902
SAN ANTONIO HOME & GARDEN SHOW: 830-336-2400, Kendalia, TX 78027-0361
SHEPHERD CREEK RANCH: 830-229-5501; 2304 RR-473, Kendalia, TX 78027. Christian youth retreat and horse camps. Lloyd & Glenda Brown
TEXAS LEGEND RANCH: 830-336-2587: 2803 RR-473, Kendalia, TX 78027-2016
W SEPTIC TANK SERVICE: 830-885-5123; Kendalia, TX 78027-0466
KENDALIA COMMUNITY CLUB: 830-336-2662; 2610 RR-473, Kendalia, TX 78027-2010
KENDALIA PUBLIC LIBRARY: 830-336-2002; 2610 RR-473, Kendalia, TX 78027
WILDLIFE RESCUE & REHABILITATION: 24x7 Rescue Hotline: 830-336-2727; Ofc: 830-336-2725; 335 Old Blanco Rd, Kendalia, TX 78027-1901. wildlife-rescue.org. This is a rescue organization devoted to injured wildlife and not for domestic cats and dogs. Mission: to rescue, rehabilitate, and release native wildlife, and to provide sanctuary individualized care, and a voice for other animals in need.
Note: See separate listing sections for horses, riding, equestrian, and other care.
SCHWAB RANCH INVESTMENTS: 830-336-3532; 2543 RR-473, Kendalia, TX 78027
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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