Comfort – Star of the Texas Hill Country
Comfort, Texas was established by German settlers 1854. Wearied by their journey from New Braunfels, Texas, the small group was so pleased by this picturesque site and pure water that they named it Camp Comfort. With its abundance of vintage structures, much of the midtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Today, Comfort, Texas is a popular tourist area with numerous camps along the Guadalupe River operated by various civic organizations. Visitors enjoy fishing, swimming and camping during summer months. Hunting is popular during the fall and winter. Visitors find Comfort Shopping interesting year round.
Comfort, Texas is a beautiful 17 mile drive to Kerrville, Texas, a popular tourist area. Bandera, Texas, the Cowboy Capital of the World, is a short scenic drive from Comfort. Boerne, Texas, a great place to visit, is also nearby. Comfort, Texas is a short drive to Fredericksburg, Texas, known for its many festivals and unique shops.
An historical marker recognizes the 1930 art deco Comfort Theater, scene of live theater.
B&B/Guest Houses are offered in many of the historic buildings.
Nueces “Treue der Union” Monument Near the Comfort high school campus, this monument recalls Civil War hostilities that wracked the nation. Predominantly German settlers of Comfort were openly sympathetic with the Union cause. Friction developed with Confederate forces, and some 65 men led by Fritz Tegener determined to leave area and go to Mexico. The group was surprised and attacked by mounted Confederate soldiers on west bank of Nueces River about 20 miles from Fort Clark. Nineteen settlers were killed and nine wounded. Confederate losses were two killed and 18 wounded. The nine wounded settlers were captured and executed a few hours after battle. The monument commemorates the Unionists killed in this tragic episode of a violent era. It is one of only six National Cemeteries permitted to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff in perpetuity.