Historic cemeteries in
Comal, Texas

Adam Becker Grave Cemetery Adams Family Cemetery Adolph Georg Cemetery Andreas Cemetery Arnold Cemetery Bartels Cemetery Bartels Family Cemetery Beierle Cemetery Bock Cemetery Bracken Cemetery Bracken Community Center Cemetery Brehmer Cemetery Bremer Cemetery Bretzke-Kopplin Cemetery Breustedt Cemetery Cactus Rose Cemetery Carolina Schwab Grave Site Cemetery Comal County Cemetery Conrads, A Cemetery Conrads, H Cemetery Crane's Mill Cemetery Dean Cemetery Deppenschmidt Cemetery Dietz Cemetery Doehne Cemetery Elbel Cemetery Esser Cemetery Faigaux Cemetery Fischer Cemetery Forshage Cemetery Franz Heimer Cemetery Friedrich, A . Grave Cemetery Fritz Voges Cemetery Gass Cemetery Georg Family Cemetery Gerhardt Cemetery Gesche Cemetery Goodbread Cemetery Gus Rust Cemetery H. Junker Cemetery Haag Cemetery Hankammer Cemetery Hanz Family Cemetery Haug, M Cemetery Heimer Cemetery Heinrich Voges Cemetery Herring Cemetery Hill County Memorial Gardens Cemetery Hillert Cemetery Hortontown Cemetery Jentsch Cemetery Johann George Cemetery Jonas Cemetery Kabelmacher Cemetery Kappelmann Cemetery Karl Haas Cemetery Karl Weidner Cemetery Kellermann Cemetery Koch Cemetery Kohlenberg Cemetery Kopplin Cemetery Kraft Cemetery Krause Cemetery Kretzer Cemetery Kruckemeyer Cemetery Kruestler Cemetery Kuebel Cemetery Kunkel Cemetery Letsch Cemetery Lex Cemetery Linnartz, L. Grave Cemetery Marbach Cemetrey Cemetery Mexican Cemetery #2 Meyer-Eilers Cemetery Moegelin Cemetery Moehrig Cemetery Mountain Valley Cemetery Myers Cemetery Neuse Cemetery New Braunfels Cemetery Nowotny Cemetery O'Dell Cemetery Oelkers Cemetery Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Cemetery Panteon-Hidalgo Cemetery Pena Cemetery Porter-Elbel Cemetery Posey Cemetery Poss Cemetery Prasch Cemetery Preusser-Erxleben Cemetery Rittiman Family Cemetery Rompel , J Cemetery Rompel, E Cemetery Rosenthal Cemetery Rust Cemetery Rust Cemetery Rust Family Cemetery Sahm Cemetery Saints Peter And Paul Catholic Cemetery #2 Sattler Family Cemetery Saur Cemetery Schaeferkoeter Cemetery Scharmann Cemetery Scheel Cemetery Schlather Cemetery Schmidt- Hander Cemetery Schwab Family Cemetery Seegers Cemetery Simon Cemetery Smith, E Grave Cemetery Smithson Valley Cemetery Spangenberg Cemetery Specht Cemetery St. Joseph Honey Creek #1 Cemetery St. Joseph's Cemetery St. Peter And Paul Cemetery #1 Stahl Cemetery Timmermann Family Cemetery Tonne Cemetery Traugott Cemetery Tristan Grave Cemetery Uecker-Hitzfelder Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown (N Of Romple Cem) Cemetery Unknown (SW Of Kruestler Cem) Cemetery Unnamed Grave Cemetery Vogel, G Cemetery Vogel-Voges Cemetery Voges Cemetery #1 Wahl Cemetery Wahnschaffe Cemetery Wehe Cemetey Cemetery Weidner-Kabelmacher Cemetery Weilbacher Cemetery Wilhelm Uecker Cemetery Wilhelm Weidner Cemetery Woman And Child Graves Cemetery Wuest Cemetery York Creek Cemetery
The first oil well in the United States was drilled in Texas in 1859. The discovery of oil transformed the economy of the state and helped to make Texas one of the wealthiest states in the nation.
Comal County, located in the heart of Texas, has a rich and diverse history that dates back thousands of years. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Comanche and Lipan Apache, who relied on the land's abundant natural resources for survival. Spanish explorers arrived in the region in the 1700s, establishing missions and settlements.

In the early 19th century, German immigrants began to arrive, attracted by the fertile land and opportunities for a better life. These settlers established small farming communities and brought with them their language, traditions, and expertise in agriculture and craftsmanship. The town of New Braunfels was founded in 1845 by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels, becoming the first German colony in Texas.

The mid-19th century saw significant growth and development in Comal County, with the construction of schools, churches, and businesses. The area became known for its thriving agricultural industry, with farmers cultivating crops such as cotton and corn. The arrival of the railroad in the late 19th century further spurred economic growth and provided easier access to markets.

Throughout the 20th century, Comal County continued to evolve and adapt to changing times. The county's strong German heritage remained at the forefront, celebrated through events like Wurstfest, a German sausage festival. The tourism industry also grew, with visitors flocking to the county's natural attractions, such as the iconic Guadalupe River and historic Gruene Hall, Texas' oldest continually operating dance hall.

Today, Comal County is a vibrant and thriving community, blending its rich history with modern amenities and a strong sense of pride in its cultural heritage. With its beautiful landscapes, strong economy, and warm Southern hospitality, Comal County continues to be a desirable place to live and visit.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Comal County, Texas.

  • 1846 - Comal County established as one of the original 23 counties in the state of Texas
  • 1847 - Settlement begins in the area with the founding of New Braunfels
  • 1850 - Comal County's population reaches 2,013
  • 1861-1865 - County residents actively involved in the American Civil War
  • 1870 - Completion of the first railroad through Comal County
  • 1885 - Jacob's Well, a natural artesian spring, becomes a popular tourist attraction
  • 1920s - Economic growth in Comal County, driven by agriculture and manufacturing industries
  • 1941-1945 - County residents contribute to the war effort during World War II
  • 1968 - Canyon Lake, a reservoir on the Guadalupe River, is completed
  • 1990s - Rapid population growth and urban development in Comal County
  • 2007 - Construction begins on the controversial Trans-Texas Corridor project