COMAL, TEXAS. Comal, eight miles southwest of New Braunfels in southern Comal County, is not to be confused with Comal Town or the Comal Creek Settlement. It was established as a community on the Old San Antonio Road in 1846 and became a railroad section station on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad about 1900. In the 1980s its forty inhabitants farmed, ranched, or worked at a nearby quarry. In 2000 the population of Comal was still reported as forty.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article."COMAL, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnc82), accessed May 22, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.