Two Creeks and The Heights at Two Creeks are first-class communities of custom homes in the historic Leon Springs area with convenient access at Boerne Stage Road and IH-10.
Two Creeks has a unique past
Boerne Stage Road has a fascinating history, as told in the 2008 book, “The Settlement of Leon Springs Texas from Prussia to Persia” by Jeanne Dixon and Marlene Richardson.
The road most likely began as a trail wildlife used thousands of years ago in their search for water.
Leon Creek, Salado Creek and nearby springs provided plentiful water for the indigenous people hunting wildlife and later for the Native Americans living in and traveling through the area.
In 1688, a Spanish explorer named Alexander de Leon the Younger was in the region, and Leon Creek is probably name for him.
By the mid-1800s, a number of German immigrants began settling in the community that was known as Leon Springs.
From 1847 – 1881 stage lines for mail carriers extended from San Antonio through El Paso to California, with a stop in Leon Springs.
Military wagon trains traveled along Boerne Stage Road around 1850 carrying supplies from San Antonio to Fort Martin Scott in Fredericksburg and to Fort Mason, a bit farther north. The forts were established to help settle and safeguard the area from hostile Comanches, Lipan Apaches and Kiowas.
- German settlers Max Aue and George von Plehwe ran rest stops and hotels for the stage coaches, which began carrying passengers as well as mail. Max Aue’s 1879 hotel now houses a party room and offices for Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q.
- Beginning in the 1860s, cattle were driven north on trails through the area along Boerne Stage Road.
- Around 1886, Leon Springs became a stop on the San Antonio and Aransas Pass railroad that ran from Port Aransas to Kerrville.
- Prior to the 1930s, Boerne Stage Road was the lone route from San Antonio to Boerne to Fredericksburg. The road was known as the San Saba Road, the San Antonio and Fredericksburg Road and the Boerne-San Antonio Road. Part of Boerne Stage Road was known as Scenic Loop Road for a number of years. At one time, Boerne Stage Road was part of State Highway 9, which linked the Gulf of Mexico to Puget Sound in Washington state.
- As automobiles became more prevalent in the 1920s, communities from St. Augustine, Florida to San Diego, California worked together to build a cross-country highway that passed through Leon Springs following the Fredericksburg and Boerne Stage Roads. This highway was built to promote tourism and auto travel and became known as the Old Spanish Trail.
- Two Creeks is on property that was once owned by members of the George C. Altgelt family, early Leon Springs landowners of German descent. The town of Comfort and the King William Historic District in San Antonio were also settled by Altgelts.
German settlers Max Aue and George
von Plehwe ran rest stops and hotels for the
stagecoaches in the mid to late 1800s.
In the 1920s, a cross-country highway was
built that passed through Leon Springs.
Following the Fredericksburg and Boerne
Stage Roads, this highway was built to
promote tourism and auto travel. It became
known as the Old Spanish Trail.
The Settlement Inn was built in1879 by Max
Aue. Theground floor served as the family
residence while the second floor, reached
by an exterior stairway, was rented as
Today, Leon Springs is a suburb of
San Antonio. Several of the buildings
constructed from the mid 1800’s into the
early part of the 1900’s are still standing
today and utilized as stores and businesses.