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06.04.15 Fredericksburg to kick off Summer of Fun with July 4-5 horse races

The Gillespie County Fair & Festivals Association will kick off four big weekends of Parimutuel Horse Racing on July 4 and 5 at Fredericksburg Downs.

05.29.15 Media Advisory- Peach Harvest Underway in Fredericksburg!

Roadside markets and pick-your-own orchards around Fredericksburg and Stonewall are now open with the new crop of delicious Hill Country peaches!

05.12.15 Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau and Partners Donate to Fredericksburg Food Pantry

For More Information, Contact: For Immediate Release: Amanda Koone, Communications Manager May 12, 2015 Fredericksburg Convention & […]

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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 […]