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GILLESPIE COUNTY, TEXAS

30 18' 36" N, 98 57' 0" W (30.31, -98.95)
Population: 26,646 est. (2016) 24,837 (2010)
Total area: 1,062 square miles (2,750 km2)
1,058 square miles (2,740 km2) land
3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) (0.3%) water

Gillespie County Topics

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  • Gillespie County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Mason County (NW) Llano County (NE) Blanco County (E) Kendall County (S) Kerr County (SW) Kimble County (W)

    Gillespie County History

    (1936 Texas Centennial Marker)

    GILLESPIE COUNTY

    The trails of roving Indians crossed these hills settled by German pioneers in 1846. 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, and captain in the Mexican War who fell at Monterrey, September 22, 1846.
    Fredericksburg, the county seat.


    Gillespie County Courthouse

    Gillespie County Courthouse
    Gillespie County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Gillespie County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Fredericksburg
    Book Hotel Here - Fredericksburg Hotels
  • Albert ghost town
  • Cain City ghost town
  • Cave Creek
  • Cherry Spring ghost town
  • Crabapple ghost town
  • Doss
  • Eckert ghost town
  • Fredericksburg county seat
  • Gold
  • Grapetown ghost town
  • Harper
  • Luckenbach ghost town
  • Morris Ranch ghost town
  • Rocky Hill ghost town
  • Stonewall
  • Willow City
  • Zodiac ghost town

  • Gillespie County Vintage Maps
    Gillespie County TX 1907 Postal Map
    Gillespie County 1907 postal map
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Gillespie  County TX 1920s Map
    Gillespie County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Gillespie County TX 1940s Map
    Gillespie County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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