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.

For some, it has become a bedroom community for people who commute daily to San Antonio, to border towns on the Rio Grande, and even to Austin. The reputation and quality of our school makes commuting a small price to pay, knowing their children are in a safe, secure environment, and learning with students that are college bound at a higher ratio than will be found in most larger schools.

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.

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!