Boerne ( /bɜrni/) is a city in the Hill Country of Texas in the United States. It is the county seat of Kendall County. Boerne was named in honor of Ludwig Börne, a Jewish German author and publicist, and its population was 6,178 at the 2000 census. The July 1, 2009 Census estimate showed Boerne with a population of 10,639. The city is noted for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case City of Boerne v. Flores.
Boerne is part of the San Antonio–New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Boerne is the home of the Guadalupe Valley Poetry Celebration, a regional poetry festival that benefits the Boerne Public Library.