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Welcome to Welfare ...

Welfare is located in Hill Country.

Welfare is located in Kendall County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Welfare, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1880.

Welfare is 1,340 feet [408 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Welfare lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Welfare: (830)

Communities near Welfare ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Welfare.

  • Boerne
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Fair Oaks Ranch
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Oaks Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Oaks Ranch
    • Fair Oaks Ranch is located in Bexar County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,345 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fair Oaks Ranch <3>
  • Sisterdale
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
  • Ammans Crossing ‑ Historic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ammans Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ammans Crossing
    • Ammans Crossing is located in Kendall County
  • Comfort
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comfort have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comfort
    • Comfort is located in Kendall County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Comfort <3>
  • Kreutzberg
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kreutzberg
    • Kreutzberg is located in Kendall County
  • Bankersmith
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bankersmith have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bankersmith
    • Bankersmith is located in Kendall County
  • Bergheim
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bergheim have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bergheim
    • Bergheim is located in Kendall County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bergheim <3>
  • Silver Hills
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Hills
    • Silver Hills is located in Comal County
  • Center Point
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Welfare. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Welfare.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Welfare. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Welfare.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Welfare. See our Newspapers Page for Welfare.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Welfare ...

Looking for more information about Welfare? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Welfare, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Welfare.

Adding Welfare to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Welfare in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Welfare was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Welfare post office opened in 1880.

We also found Welfare in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Welfare.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Welfare. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Kendall County: www.co.kendall.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Kendall, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Welfare - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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