Kerr County, Texas

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Kerr County, Texas

Kerr County sits in the picturesque Hill Country of Texas. Land features spring-fed streams, dams, and lakes on the Guadalupe River. Local economy consists of tourism, medical services, agribusiness, and hunting leases.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $2M
Lowest Price $258K
Highest Price $10M
Total Listings 155
Avg. Days On Market 214
Avg. Price/SQFT $855

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Where is Kerr County, Texas?

  • Kerr County is fifty miles northwest of San Antonio in the Edwards Plateau region of south central Texas. The irregularly shaped county is bounded on the northeast by Gillespie County, on the east by Kendall County, on the south by Bandera County, on the southwest by Real County, on the west by Edwards County, and on the northwest by Kimble County.
  • The county was named for James Kerr, an Old Three Hundred colonist and an important figure in the Texas Revolution. Kerrville is the county seat, and Ingram is the only other incorporated community. The county is served by Interstate Highway 10, U.S. highways 83 and 87, and State highways 16, 27, and 39. Kerr County is drained by the Guadalupe River and its tributaries and covers 1,107 square miles of undulating to hilly land with elevations that range from 1,500 to 2,000 feet above sea level.

Adjacent Counties

  • Kimble County (north)
  • Gillespie County (northeast)
  • Kendall County (east)
  • Bandera County (south)
  • Real County (southwest)
  • Edwards County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Kerr County 

  • Stonehenge II located in Ingram, Texas was erected as an amusing art project by the late Al Shepperd and his friend and neighbor, Doug Hill. Shepperd added two 13-ft. tall Easter Island heads a year and a half later, after visiting Easter Island. The heads stand away a respectful distance on either side of the 'Henge.

  • Louise Hays Park is located in Kerrville, Texas. Amenities of this popular park, include: an interactive fountain, playground, restrooms, pavilions and trail heads. There are also numerous picnic areas, parking areas, and a stage with concrete dance slab. Louise Hays Park is home to a variety of special events, such as, Get Outdoors Day, Robert Earl Keen's 4th on the River, and the Kerrville Triathlon Festival.
  • Sitting at the highest point in Kerr County, overlooking the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Kerrville Hills Winery was the first winery established in Kerrville.

Farming and Ranching in Kerr County 

  •  Annual rainfall is thirty inches. January's average minimum temperature is 32° F; July's average maximum is 94° F. The county has a growing season of 216 days, and between 1 and 10 percent of the land is considered prime farmland.
  • In the northwest area of the county soils are dark and loamy over limestone; to the south and east soils are variable with light colored brown to red soils in some areas and dark loamy or loamy soils over clayey subsoils elsewhere. The county is in the Edwards Plateau vegetation area, characterized by buffalograss, wildrye, and switchgrass, and by live oak, shinnery oak, junipers, and mesquite trees.
  • In 2002 the county had 977 farms and ranches covering 564,352 acres, 82 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 10 percent to crops, and 5 percent to woodlands. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $11,994,000; livestock sales accounted for $10,870,000 of the total. Cattle, sheep, goats, hay, and pecans were the chief agricultural products.


 

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