Visit Fredericksburg, Texas

Historical Tours

Gillespie County Country Schools Driving Trail

Gillespie County Country Schools Driving Trail

As many as 44 rural schools were in operation around Fredericksburg in the early 20th century. In 1949, the Gilmer-Aikin Law consolidated all the schools and remarkably, the main buildings at only two of the 44 schools were demolished in the decades following. Many of the structures are still maintained and used as community centers, polling places and event rental sites.

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