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Boerne (BURN-ee) is a city in and the county seat of Kendall County, Texas, United States, in the Texas Hill Country. Boerne is known as a German-Texan city, named in honor of German author and publicist Ludwig Börne by the German Founders of the town. The city is noted for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case City of Boerne v. Flores. Founded in 1849 as “Tusculum”, the name was changed to “Boerne” when the town was platted in 1852.