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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
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. Marker is located on the northeast grounds of the Gillespie 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 Armed Services Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Market Square (Marktplatz) (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Gillespie County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Otfrid Hans Freiherr von Meusebach (within shouting distance of this marker); Early History Of Fredericksburg, Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Vereins Kirche (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gillespie County Country Schools 1846 to 1970's (about 400 feet away); Marktplatz (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . . Gillespie County. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on April 29, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 3. submitted on April 26, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.