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Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Vereins Kirche

 
 
Vereins Kirche Marker panels image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, August 8, 2010
1. Vereins Kirche Marker panels
Inscription.  

Church for all denominations, school and community hall.
Built, summer 1847, after the Comanche peace treaty made by John O. Meusebach, Commissioner, German Emigration Company.
Located in Main Street between Courthouse and Market Square of early Fredericksburg. Razed after the celebration of fiftieth anniversary of the arrival of first settlers, 1896.
Replica, first used as museum and library, constructed 1934-35.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967

Property of the Gillespie County Historical Society.

This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10123.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
 
Location. 30° 16.573′ N, 98° 52.361′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 87/290) east of
Marker panels at the entrance to the Vereins Kirche replica building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, August 8, 2010
2. Marker panels at the entrance to the Vereins Kirche replica building
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North Crockett Street. Marker is at the entrance to the replica church building (the "Pioneer Memorial") in Market Square (Marktplatz.). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gillespie County Country Schools 1846 to 1970's (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Otfrid Hans Freiherr von Meusebach (within shouting distance of this marker); Lasting Friendship (within shouting distance of this marker); Marktplatz (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans of the Armed Forces (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Valentin Van Der Stucken (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Brodbeck (within shouting distance of this marker); A Lasting Friendship (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Vereins Kirche image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, August 8, 2010
3. Vereins Kirche
Centennial of Fredericksburg (May 8, 1946) memorial.
Vereins Kirche (1847 - 1934) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, August 8, 2010
4. Vereins Kirche (1847 - 1934)
"Re-erected in memory of the German pioneers of 1846."
Pioneer Memorial - Vereins Kirche Replica Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, August 8, 2010
5. Pioneer Memorial - Vereins Kirche Replica Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 938 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 18, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 21, 2022