Boerne 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 German author and publicist, and its population was 6,178 at the 2000 census. The July 1, 2008 Census estimate showed Boerne with a population of 10,283. 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.