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12.02.16 Press Release: Outdoor Ice Skating Returns to Fredericksburg Texas

For More Information, Contact: For Immediate Release: Amanda Koone, Communications Manager December 2, 2017 Fredericksburg Convention & […]

11.17.16 Holiday Lighting Ceremony set for Friday, November 25, in Fredericksburg

Experience the nostalgic beauty of yesteryear this holiday season in Fredericksburg. In partnership with the City of Fredericksburg, the Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau will begin the season with the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree and German Christmas Pyramid on Friday, November 25, at 7:00 p.m. at Marktplatz.

10.27.16 American Chuck Wagon Association Championship Cook Off To Be Held in Fredericksburg March 30 – April 1, 2017

The American Chuck Wagon Association (ACWA) Championship Cook Off will be held in Fredericksburg on Thursday, March 30th through Saturday, April 1, 2017 – in conjunction with the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail – at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center at Fort Martin Scott.

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What are the current population figures for Fredericksburg and Gillespie County?
Population figures as of the 2010 United States Census show: Fredericksburg – 10,530 Gillespie County – 24,837
What are the predominate industries for the area?
Medical, tourism and agriculture
In which year was Fredericksburg founded?
The city of Fredericksburg was founded in 1846 by 120 German immigrants who traveled to Texas from Germany to secure land purchased through the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas, known as Mainser Adelsverein.  Each settler was promised a plot of land in town and 10 acres in the vicinity of the settlement […]