Since the first settlers came in 1863, Harper has been a small, close-knit community tucked into the rolling Hill Country in central Texas.

At just over 2,100 feet it sits on the western edge of Gillespie County at the headwaters of the Pedernales River with Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Mason, and Junction all about a 30 minute drive away. Numerous ranchers make their living here and deer hunting enthusiasts from across the country flock to the area in the winter.

Community events are sprinkled throughout the year and always see a big turnout. From children’s activities to rodeos, barbecue fundraisers to dances, locals from Harper and other nearby communities come and spend time together. Being in a place with such strong community ties reminded a recent visitor of his childhood in a small town:

After living in a large city for years, I forgot what being a part of a community was like. Harper is it.

Harper Historical Society

These books are currently available from the Harper Historical Society. Buy yours today & help support the Harper Pioneer Memorial Museum
Here's Harper, 1963 $25.00
Here's Harper Two, 1986 35.00
Here's Harper Three, 2016 45.00
Harper's Kitchen Keepsakes cookbook, 2003 20.00
Ruth McDonald Lacey/Spring Creek Comm.
by Rich Eastwood 30.00
Spring Creek Cemetery Renovation brochure 15.00
Prices include P&H. Send your check/money order to
Harper Historical Society
P.O. Box 355, Harper Texas 78631
You will get your book in the mail in a few short days!