Hunt, Texas is located where the North and South forks of the Guadalupe River meet, just outside Kerrville in central Kerr County. This area was settled as early as the 1850s by people moving west from Kerrville up the Guadalupe Valley in search of farmland.
Originally, this settlement was known as Japonica. However, it later changed to Hunt in 1913 when Alva Joy purchased a significant amount of land in the area from Bob Hunt and established a Post Office on site.
Since then, Hunt has served as the center of one of the most popular Hill Country resort areas. All thanks to the magnificent Guadalupe River. The majority of the summer camps and guest ranches in Kerr County are located just within a few miles from the town. Its economy is dependent on visitors and part-time residents who own vacation homes along the River.