- Kerr County was founded in 1856, and it is named after James Kerr, a congressman of the Republic of Texas, by his fellow Kentucky native and Texas pioneer, Joshua D. Brown.
- “Kerr” is pronounced as KURR.
- “Where The City Comes To Play” is the county’s slogan.
- The county covers an area of 1,107 sq. mi. (2,870 km2).
- The City of Kerrville serves as the county seat.
- In 1972, the first Kerrville Folk Festival was held here.
- Since 2005, a scaled replica of the famous British attraction, Stonehenge, was created and called “Stonehenge II”.
- The 1963 film Hud starring Paul Newman was filmed at Camp Waldemar in Hunt, Texas.
- The 1975 film The Great Waldo Pepper starring Robert Redford was filmed in Kerrville, Texas.
- The Texas Master Gardeners (www.txmg.org) and Texas Master Naturalists (www.txmn.org) operate from this county.
- Bandera County (South)
- Edwards County (West)
- Gillespie County (Northeast)
- Kendall County (East)
- Kimble County (North)
- Real County (Southwest)
- Campe Verde
- Crider’s Rodeo, Dance Hall, & Cafe
- Hill Country Arts Foundation (HCAF)
- Riverside Nature Center
- Stonehenge II