Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
In 1849, a Bohemian priest, Father George Menzel, erected a more substantial cross as a symbol of redemption and civilization. Easter Sunrise Services were held on the mountain for many years prior to 1941. In 1946 the Very Rev. F. X. Wolf threw the switch to illuminate the permanent
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10025.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Hispanic Americans • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
Location. 30° 17.651′ N, 98° 52.066′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on Cross Mountain Trail Road, 0.1 miles west of North Milam Street (Farm to Market Road 965), on the left when traveling north. 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jacob Neffendorf (approx. 0.4 miles away); Moritz-Hitzfeld-Jacoby House (approx. ¾ mile away); Walter-Jenschke Sunday House (approx. one mile away); J.W. and Ruth Baines House (approx. one mile away); Riley-Enderlin House (approx. one mile away); John Peter Tatsch Home, 1856 (approx. one mile away); Christian Crenwelge Place (approx. one mile away); The Johann Joseph Knopp House (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 979 times since then and 228 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 22, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.