The land in Kerr County was settled some 10,000 years ago by the Kiowa, Comanche, and Lipan Apache tribes, and it is these people who the first Europeans encountered in the area just a few hundred years ago. The vast space includes a total area of 1,107 square miles, including 4 square miles of water.
The population of 43,653 people, 17,813 households, and 12,308 families residing in the county is spread to an average of 40 people per square mile, making it a roomy place to live and own land.
There are several major highways crossing the county, including Interstate 10, U.S. Highways 83 and 87, and State Highways 16, 27, 39, 41, and 173, making for an abundance of access to the broad landscape. The county borders Kimble and Gillespie Counties to the north, Kendall County to the east, Bandera and Real Counties to the south, and Edwards County on the west.
In 1854, the Texas State Convention of Germans met in San Antonio to adopt a political, social, and religious platform for the area. This uniquely progressive platform included the concepts of equal pay for equal work, direct election of the President of the United States, abolition of capital punishment and slavery, free state-supported schools free of religious influence, and a proclamation of total separation of church and state.