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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    She said she was "not aware of Gillespie County ever having a state representative that got as involved in our local political issues.
    00 per term in order to provide equine, greyhound veterinary services (class 961-86), administrative services and test barn supervision at retama park; lone star park; gillespie county fairgrounds; and/or the sam houston race park.
    Scott Panetti is due to be executed for killing his parents-in-law in Gillespie County, Texas, in September 1992.
    The firm acquired the assets of the Harper Water System in Gillespie County and the London Water System in Kimble County, which combined together serve around 480 Texas people.
    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.
    The Fed money can't be used to build bricks and mortar," says Greg Snelgrove, executive director of the Economic Development Corporation for Gillespie County.
    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.
    Hill Country Antique Tractor and Engine Club of Fredericksburg is sponsoring the following events: 20 miles of paved roads in Gillespie County, lunch provided along the route: June 13-14 annual show Gillespie County Fairgrounds.
    Local researchers have been urging the government to relocate the Fredericksburg station--scheduled for closure this month--to Gillespie County since the disease ravaged area vineyards a few years ago.
    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.