Comfort in Kendall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Ernst Hermann Altgelt
1832 - 1878
Founder of Comfort Texas, with a group of seven men in his surveying party, Altgelt officially proclaimed the founding date of Comfort as September 3rd, 1854. This public park and another town-square, the site of Altgelt Field, were donated to the town by Altgelt. The statue represents the hardy and stalwart spirit of the men and women who joined Altgelt in providing a new home where liberty and freedom were offered to those who desired and merited it. Over sixty families and as many individuals settled Comfort during its first years existence. The family names of most of these are still present and held in high regard. To assure the economy of the new colony, Altgelt erected a lumber saw mill and a grist mill at the time of the colony's establishment. This image of Ernst Hermann Altgelt reflects the honesty and courage of our forefathers who made our community a garden spot in Texas for the enjoyment and comfort of future generations. Most of them were financially independent people who did not seek support from an organized immigration project. Individual thrift and perseverance aided them in overcoming frontier hardships. This statue
Erected 1969 by Comfort Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is September 3, 1854.
Location. 29° 58.04′ N, 98° 54.828′ W. Marker is in Comfort, Texas, in Kendall County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 27 and Broadway, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 27. The marker and statue are located within the Comfort Park. The entrance to the park is at the intersection of Broadway and Fifth Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Comfort TX 78013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freidenker (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedication of Monument to German Patriots (approx. 0.2 miles away); Funeral of German Patriots at Comfort, Texas (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle and Massacre at Nueces River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Treue Der Union Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Comfort Community Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Comfort SchoolOtto Brinkmann House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Comfort.
Also see . . . Ernst Hermann Altgelt. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on October 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.