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Comfort

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Comfort is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kendall County, Texas, United States. As of July 1, 2017, the population of Comfort is 3,189. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. Comfort is east of the larger city of Kerrville.GeographyComfort is located at . This is northwest of Boerne, forty-five miles northwest of Downtown San Antonio, and seventy-two miles west of the capital city of Austin. The town is at the junction of I-10 and State HWY 87. I-10 has two exits for Comfort and HWY 87 takes you to Fredericksburg if you go north.According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.2sqmi, of which, 3.2sqmi of it is land and 0.31% is water.HistoryComfort was established in 1854 by German immigrants, who were Freethinkers and abolitionists. Ernst Hermann Altgelt, at the age of twenty-two, is credited with surveying and measuring the lots that would later be sold to the incoming German immigrants. He stayed and married Emma (Murck) Altgelt, and they raised their nine children in the township of Comfort. Fritz and Betty Holekamp built the first house in Comfort having started construction before Comfort's official founding on September 3, 1854. The first churches were not established in Comfort until 1900. After some controversy, a cenotaph honoring "the Founding Freethinkers" was dedicated on November 2, 2002.
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