Years ago, Kerrville had the small-town appeal that draws thousands to Fredericksburg and Boerne. With the arrival of the railroad in the late 1800s this settlement of primarily shingle-makers became a center for trade and commerce, bringing droves of urban refugees from all walks of life. Happily situated among some of the most dramatic bluffs and valleys in the Hill Country, with the Guadalupe River running through it,
the town has some of the more picturesque views in Texas. Now it's one of the biggest little cities in the region. With a population of more than 20,000, Kerrville has become the source for necessities that can't be found in the smaller towns.