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Recent Press Releases

05.31.16 First National Self-Driving Tour of Gillespie County Country Schools

The Friends of the Gillespie County Country Schools will host their first self-driving tour of ten Gillespie County Country Schools in collaboration with the Country School Association of America (CSAA), on Sunday, June 19, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. Former teachers and students will serve as docents during the tour.

05.31.16 Country School Association of America Conference

Hosted by The Friends of the Gillespie County Country Schools, the Country School Association of America, CSAA, will hold its national conference in Fredericksburg, TX, June 19-22, 2016, at the Pioneer Museum.

05.27.16 Live Parimutuel Horse Racing returns to Fredericksburg Downs

Live Parimutuel Horse Racing returns to Fredericksburg Downs! Plus live music, a new event (Sommerzeit), and good old-fashioned fun, food, and family entertainment!

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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 […]