Ingram TX was founded in 1879 by J.C.W. Ingram, the city of Ingram is between Kerrville and Hunt on the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River.
Old Ingram Loop is a great place to shop with an assortment of artisans and businesses. Just across Johnson Creek bridge is the Hill Country Arts Foundation. It was started in 1958 and incorporated in 1959 as a non-profit educational organization. The HCAF combines art studios and theatre. The Theatre is open during the summer from June through August and also in the winter for indoor productions.
The Ingram City Park has a pavilion with a kitchen and restrooms that can be rented for functions. This spring a walking trail was added with plans to extend the trail to the river.
Just west of the city is Ingram Lake Dam, a popular summer destination.
Visit Stonehenge II
Stonehenge II was created as an art project by the late Al Shepperd, a Hill Country Arts Foundation patron, and his neighbor Doug Hill more than 20 years ago on Shepperd’s land in nearby Hunt, Texas.
It took nine months to build and is 90 percent the height and 60 percent the width as the original. Giving free range to his fanciful notion, Shepperd added two 13-foot Easter Island head replicas for good measure.
After Shepperd’s death, the megalithic circle along with its Easter Island sidekicks needed a new home. In an effort to preserve this true Texas landmark, the sculptures were relocated stone-by-stone to their final resting place beside the Guadalupe River on the campus of the Hill Country Arts Foundation.
Stonehenge II has been visited by thousands of tourists since its inception in Hunt, Texas over 20 years ago. Tour bus loads as well as single out-of-towners have sought out Doug Hill’s sculpture over the years making it a worldwide attraction.