The Friends of the Gillespie County Country Schools partnered with the Pioneer Museum to present an exhibit of more than 50 stitched schoolgirls samplers at the Pioneer Museum from May 2 to July 30, 2016 to tell the story of how the sewing needle taught young girls academics during the late 1700’s to early 1900’s.
The Third Annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival- featuring a number of food trucks, Texas Hill Country wine and a lineup of live music- will take place from Noon until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, in Luckenbach Texas.
In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau and the Admiral Nimitz Foundation will be co-sponsoring a catered luncheon and program on Tuesday, May 3, in the Nimitz Hotel Ballroom, located at 340 East Main Street.
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 […]