Hill Country
2010 Census - Unknown
2000 Census - 76
Kendalia, Texas
Kendalia Texas History:  
Kendalia was founded in the 1840s by George Wilkins Kendall who established a ranch and introduced sheep ranching in the area. Both the town and Kendall County were named after him. He founded the New Orleans Picayune Newspaper that is published today as the Times-Picayune. He also is credited with being the world’s first war correspondent, having accompanied the U.S. Army into Mexico City during the Mexican War. In the 1880s, Carl Gustav Vogel had the townsite surveyed, and built a grist mill and cotton gin in town. In 1895, the Curry Creek post office was moved to Kendalia. Sheep, goats and cattle have always been the mainstay of the economy. The Kendalia Store serves as the local social site, the post office, café, and grocery store. Today many residents work in Blanco or San Antonio. Kendalia is located a few miles west of U.S. 281 at the intersection of FM 3351 and RM 473, approximately 40 miles southeast of Fredericksburg, 20.5 miles southeast of Albert, 30 miles southeast of Luckenbach, 27 miles southeast of Stonewall, 41 miles south of Round Mountain, 30 miles southwest of Johnson City, 16 miles southwest of Blanco, 32.6 miles west of Wimberley, 13.8 miles west of Sisterdale, 43 miles northwest of San Marcos, 26 miles northwest of Startzville and Canyon Lake, 11 miles northwest of Spring Branch, 40 miles northwest of New Braunfels, 49 miles north of San Antonio, 22 miles northwest of Bulverde, 22 miles northeast of Boerne, 23.7 miles east of Waring, and 26 miles east of Comfort, Texas.
Kendalia Public Library:  
The library is located in the restored old schoolhouse. The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, genealogy information, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon, 10am-5pm; Wed, 9am-6pm; Fri, 1pm-5pm. (830) 336-2002. The library is located at 2610 FM 473.
Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Monastery:
The interior of the monastery is beautiful. “This is a Holy Monastery of our Lord Jesus Christ; that is, a place of repentance and redemption for those leading a monastic life and for pious pilgrims. If you wish to enter the Holy grounds, you should be dressed appropriately. Women are asked to enter dressed modestly, wearing skirts well below the knees, long-sleeved shirts, and are to have their heads covered with a veil or scarf - a hat does not substitute for a scarf. (No pants, shorts, mini-skirts, tight skirts, sleeveless blouses, etc.) Men are to wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Everyone is asked to wear socks. Smoking is strictly forbidden and children must remain under parental supervision at all times.”The monastery gate is locked at night. If planning to arrive while dark, please call the day before to make arrangements. (830) 833-2793. The monastery is located at the end of Twin Sisters Drive in Kendalia. From Austin, go west on U.S. 290 to U.S. 281. Go south on U.S. 281 to FM 473. Turn right on FM 473 and drive 1.25 miles to Twin Sisters Drive. Drive 2.25 miles to the monastery gate at the end of the road.