Over a dozen hiking, running and riding events are planned in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County giving visitors numerous chances to keep their fitness related New Year’s resolutions and enjoy springtime in the Texas Hill Country.
01.14.14 Texas Hill Country Named One of 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in 2014 By Wine Enthusiast MagazineThe Texas Hill Country was named one of the “10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in 2014” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in its February print edition and online. The article states, “Each year, our editors scour the globe to suss out the absolute must-visit spots. To a few traditional wine regions, we’ve added several modern classics [...]
Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, the Lone Star Half Marathon and 5K will take runners through Downtown Luckenbach Texas, along Texas Hill Country scenic country roads and wind back to the finish line at the famous Luckenbach Texas post office. Following the race, runners will enjoy a post-race celebration including live music, beer, wine and Texas Hill Country cuisine at Luckenbach Texas.
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 [...]