Ernst Altgelt completed his survey and laid out 301 town lots on September 3, 1854. This survey still forms the basic community today. The town grew but it was never incorporated. Many of the original homes built by the pioneer settlers are still occupied by their descendants. Most of Comfort's early settlers migrated from Germany during the German Revolution of 1848. Comfort became a thriving center for trade and commerce, education and "Freethinkers". It became the center for the"Freethinking Philosophy" which was an antireligious movement generated by religious oppression in Germany. It was to be about 50 years before a church was established in Comfort.
Comfort was the county seat for Kerr County before Kendall County was formed, and then it fell within the boundry line of Kendall and lost it's county seat.
Source: Kendall County Historical Commission, A History of Kendall County Texas: Rivers, Ranches, Railroads, Recreation, Dallas, Tx., Taylor Publishing Co., 1984.