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Bandera TX is known as the “Cowboy Capital Of the World”.

The origin of the name "Bandera". One says that in the 19th century, a flag was placed at the top of a path that came to be called Bandera Pass, due to Bandera being the Spanish and Polish word for flag.


Bandera was founded by Polish Roman Catholic immigrants from Upper Silesia. St. Stanislaus Catholic Church was built by those immigrants, and the church is one of the oldest in Texas.


Bandera is on State Highway 16 fifty miles northwest of San Antonio between Kerrville and Hondo TX. Bandera was part of the western cattle trail during the 19 century and was incorporated in 1964, to learn more about the history one can visit the Frontier Times Museum located in Bandera.

Arts and crafts vendors gather on the Courthouse lawn in downtown Bandera on weekends starting at 9:am to 4:pm. One can find a few rustic cowboys working off the back of their western chuckwagon showing how it was during the frontier day’s while others pedal their arts and crafts. Occasionally you can find a longhorn named Redneck you can sit on for photographs.


I hope you enjoyed this short snippet of our lovely hometown Bandera TX.



If you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell real estate in Bandera TX and surrounding cities contact Bob Ratliff with Canyon Vista Realty. TX Broker for Ranch, Farm, Residential and Recreational Ranch properties. (512-587-5689)

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