Hunt

Hunt, Texas located at the junction of the north and south forks of the Guadalupe River, was named for the friend of the founder, Alvie Joy in 1912. Alvie Joy built the first post office for Hunt, Texas residents, who were mostly farmers and shingle makers. Dating from the 1920′s private camps were built along the banks of the river and still thrive every season.

Hunt is an unincorporated town in western Kerr County, Texas. It is located in the heart of the Texas hill country (the rugged limestone hills that separate the coastal plain from the Edwards Plateau). The settlement was originally named Japonica; it was later changed to Hunt when Alva Joy purchased land in the area from Bob Hunt and established a US Post Office on the site. Hunt sits at the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Guadalupe River. The area around Hunt is home to many fine summer camps each with its own rich history. These camps include Camp Waldemar for girls, Camp Stewart for boys, Camp La Junta for boys, Camp Rio Vista for boys, Camp Honey Creek for girls, Camp Sierra Vista for girls, Camp Mystic for girls, Camp Heart of the Hills for girls, and Camp Flaming Arrow for both boys and girls. Two of the most popular attractions in the Hunt area, besides swimming in the Guadalupe, are Crider’s Rodeo on the South Fork west of Hunt (Saturday nights in the summer) and the recreation of Stonehenge replica that was built on the North Fork north of Hunt. In the Summer of 2010, Stonehenge was being moved to the front yard of the Point Theater in nearby Ingram, as the land it resided on is for sale.

Many families who like to vacation in the hill country can find several hotels, bed and breakfasts, as well as houses to rent on the river. Some include, The River Inn (about 1.5 miles past Camp Mystic for Girls), The Sundown Carriage House (Bed & Breakfast, about .5 miles past Camp Mystic), and other residential houses available to rent out.

Restaurants are the Hunt Store (burgers), Elaine’s Table (fine dining), and the Rio Rancho Cafe (Tacos, Burgers,Sandwiches,Salads,Patio Dining). Hunt also has a few residential areas where the homes are on 5 to 50-acre (200,000 m2) plots. Canyon Springs and River Bend Ranch are two of these.

Hunt is located just west of neighbors Kerrville, Texas, and Ingram, Texas, on Texas 39. Hunt, Texas is a short drive to Fredericksburg, Texas, known for its many festivals and unique shops.