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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    The story of a family that inevitably destroys itself, "The Gillespie County Fair" delves into the clash of new wealth and ingrained poverty as rural Texas grapples with a changing world.
    Dierre went to work for the Texas State Highway Department and was based at the department's warehouse at Fredericksburg in Gillespie County. He retrieved his dad's trip hammer and he and co-worker Thomas Gant replaced parts that had been removed and restored it to working order.
    She said she was "not aware of Gillespie County ever having a state representative that got as involved in our local political issues."
    Scott Panetti is due to be executed for killing his parents-in-law in Gillespie County, Texas, in September 1992.
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    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. "That almost made the whole thing fall apart.
    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.
    An experimental station to research grapegrowing and Pierce's disease (PD) may be coming to Gillespie County, Texas.
    -- Gillespie County (locality unspecified), Texas, 29 April 1994, one female specimen (TTU 68646).