Kerrville (kûrˈvĭl) [key], city (1990 pop. 17,384), seat of Kerr co., S central Tex., on the Guadalupe River; settled 1846, inc. 1942. Kerrville has an active livestock industry (cattle, sheep, goats) as well as manufacturing (transportation equipment, computers, solar products, food processing). Located in the hill country on the edge of the Edwards Plateau, it is also a resort area with dude ranches and youth camps. Schreiner Univ. and a number of art galleries are in the city.