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03.09.15 Willow City School Painted Curtain Preservation Project

For Immediate Release: March 9, 2015   For More Information, Contact: Amanda Koone, Communications Manager Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau 888/997-3600 or 830/997-6523 communications@fbgtx.org Willow City School Painted Curtain Preservation Project FREDERICKSBURG, TX — Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools- a group of the schools’ former students and members of the community interested […]

03.09.15 Caution on Roadways Urged As Hill Country Spring Cycling Season Begins

For Immediate Release: March 9, 2015 For More Information, Contact: Amanda Koone, Communications Manager Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau 888/997-3600 or 830/997-6523 communications@fbgtx.org Caution on Roadways Urged AsHill Country Spring Cycling Season Begins FREDERICKSBURG, TX — The Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau would like to remind local residents that […]

02.11.15 The Friends of Enchanted Rock Hosts Enchanted “Rock Star” Festival on Saturday, February 21

For More Information, Contact: For Immediate Release: Amanda Koone, Communications Manager February 3, 2015 Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau 888/997-3600 or 830/997-6523 communications@fbgtx.org The Friends of Enchanted Rock HostsEnchanted “Rock Star” Festival on Saturday, February 21 FREDERICKSBURG, TX —In celebration of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area’s prestigious recognition as a Gold Tier International […]

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FAQs

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 […]