Gillespie County

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Gillespie County, Texas

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

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.
    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.
    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.