Located in Central Texas at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, Kyle and its scenic Blanco River setting offer a charming place for visitors to enjoy old-town grace with modern amenities. Nestled between Austin and San Marcos, this community with its unique neighborhoods, live music venues, restaurants with culinary delights, and historical sites will give you that hometown hospitality feeling of yesteryear. Kyle is the perfect place to stay located less than 10 minutes from the largest Outlet Shopping Center in Texas and 15 minutes from our State Capital. Come on out and see all of Kyle's charms.
In 1880, 19th Century railroad magnate Jay Gould decided that his International-Great Northern Railroad needed a station between Austin and San Marcos. He made a deal with property owners David Moore and Fergus Kyle their former land was auctioned off under the Kyle Auction Oak. Kyle was incorporated in 1928 as a general-law city with a mayor and five council members. In 1937 Mary Kyle Arson, daughter of Fergus Kyle, was elected mayor by a write-in vote. In the early 1940s Kyle was noted as the only Texas town with an all-woman government. The town has been home to Battle of San Jacinto hero John Wheeler Bunton, Ambassador (and Texas A&M Kyle Field namesake) Edwin J. Kyle, Rhodes Scholar Terrell Sledge, American League baseball pitcher C.C. "Tex" Hughson, historian Milton Nance, and authors Katherine Anne Porter and Lena Blithe Hamilton Kirkland.
|Kyle Auction Oak|
Visitor Center at VFW Building
103 S. Front Street in Kyle, TX
Open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Open Saturday 9am-2pm