Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
crossed these hills
Settled by German pioneers
A group of Mormons settled
at Zodiac in 1847.
Created February 23, 1848
Organized June 5, 1848
Named for Richard Addison Gillespie
A Texan from 1837
A defender of the Texas frontier
Captain n the Mexican War
who fell at Monterrey,
September 22, 1846.
Fredericksburg, the county seat
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 10044.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 30° 16.527′ N, 98° 52.385′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Main Street (U.S. 290) and S. Adams Street (Texas Highway 16), on the right when traveling east on W. Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located on the northeast grounds of the Gillespie County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gillespie County Armed Services Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Old Gillespie County Courthouse Otfrid Hans Freiherr von Meusebach (within shouting distance of this marker); Vereins Kirche (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Market Square (Marktplatz) (about 300 feet away); Gillespie County Country Schools 1846 to 1970's (about 400 feet away); Lasting Friendship (about 400 feet away); Jacob Brodbeck (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . . Gillespie County. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on April 29, 2016.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
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