Gillespie County

Gillespie County, Texas

101 W Main St Unit 13
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone: (830) 997-6515
Fax: (830) 997-9958

In central TX, west of Austin; established Feb 23, 1848 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Robert Addison Gillespie (?-1846), Texas Ranger killed during the Mexican War

Area (sq mi):: 1061.48 (land 1061.06; water 0.42) Population per square mile: 21.80
Population 2005: 23,088 State rank: 104 Population change: 2000-20005 10.90%; 1990-2000 21.00% Population 2000: 20,814 (White 82.80%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 15.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 6.80%). Foreign born: 7.00%. Median age: 46.30
Income 2000: per capita $20,423; median household $38,109; Population below poverty level: 10.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,462-$27,424
Unemployment (2004): 3.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 21.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Fredericksburg County seat (10,087)

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    Scott Panetti is due to be executed for killing his parents-in-law in Gillespie County, Texas, in September 1992.
    This plea to the state's highest criminal court came after state District Judge Keith Williams of the 216th District Court in Gillespie County denied a request to change Panetti's execution date so he could undergo a new competency assessment.
    This tiny hill-stop was established as a trading post in 1849 making it one of the oldest settlements in Gillespie County, one 12 counties in the state of Texas.
    Gillespie County, Texas -- Located in the heart of Texas' Hill Country, about one hour west of Austin, this quintessential Texas county features cowboys, cattle ranches and wide-open spaces -- and wildflowers, citrus orchards and German cultural influences.
    Akili Gray was in critical condition at University Hospital in San Antonio with head injuries after he was thrown during a Saturday race at Fredericksburg's Gillespie County Fairgrounds.
    The Farmer's Alliance in Gillespie County, Texas, resolved to ask that the fair's organizers "let the world of pleasure, leisure, and Style see the men and women in their jeans, faded callicoes, cotton-checks who by their labor and handicraft have made it possible for such an Exhibit.
    Fredericksburg and the scenic hills of Gillespie County have grown into one of the top small-town tourism destinations in Texas.
    However, the grid operator found that another, shorter segment of the same line - which would run about 30 miles run from the Kendall substation to Gillespie County - could be done far more cheaply by upgrading the Kendall substation.
    Keep Texas Running is a grassroots coalition comprised of close to 9,500 individuals and organizations from the Texas horse and greyhound racing communities, including the Austin Jockey Club, Corpus Christi Greyhound Track, Gillespie County Fair, Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Manor Downs, Retama Park, Saddle Brook Park, Sam Houston Race Park, Texas Arabian Breeders Association, Texas Greyhound Association, Texas Horsemen's Partnership, Texas Paint Horse Association, Texas Quarter Horse Association, Texas Thoroughbred Association and Valley Race Park.
    In an effort to fill in gaps in this species' distribution, specimens from Gillespie County in Central Texas and San Patricio County in South Texas are herein reported.
    purchased the assets of the Harper Water System in Gillespie County and the London Water System in Kimble County, which together serve about 480 Texans.
    At issue is a potential line stretching more than 150 miles from a not-yet-built substation in Schleicher County called McCamey D to Kendall County and on to Gillespie County.