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Overview

Introduction to Fredericksburg, Texas

Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie county, is 63 miles N of San Antonio, Texas.

Fredericksburg History

Fredericksburg, which was established in 1846 by a group of about 150 German immigrants, was named "Fredericksburg" in honor of Prince Frederick of Prussia. After these settlers planted corn, the population increased to a thousand as new immigrants arrived. A Catholic school was established in 1856. The citizens of the city initially refused to learn English and English-speaking teachers were not appointed. In 1913, the city became a part of the San Antonio, Fredericksburg and Northern Railway. Fredericksburg still celebrates its German heritage with events like men's Wild Game Dinner, women's Damenfest, and the Oktoberfest.

Fredericksburg and Nearby Attractions

  • Admiral Nimitz Museum and Historical Center
  • Pioneer Museum and Vereins Kirche
  • Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
  • Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
  • SeaWorld San Antonio

Things To Do In Fredericksburg

Exhibits displayed at the Admiral Nimitz Museum and Historical Center narrate the exploits of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz during the Second World War. Fredericksburg is home to the Pioneer Museum and Vereins Kirche. The Pioneer Museum features over 1,000 artifacts reflecting the domestic life, ranching and farming, and commerce of the region during the 19th and early 20th century. Various historically significant memorabilia are housed in the Hill Country Museum. The nearby Longhorn Cavern State Park is popular for its cave tours and nature trails. The 1,643-acre Enchanted Rock State Natural Area on the Big Sandy Creek offers opportunities for hiking, climbing, and camping. Among other popular attractions are the San Antonio Zoo, Kerrville-Schreiner State Park, and SeaWorld San Antonio.

Fredericksburg Transportation

Air transportation is available from San Antonio International Airport.

Fredericksburg Higher Education

Schreiner University, Texas State University, and Saint Mary's University of San Antonio are some of the colleges near Fredericksburg.

People

Total Population 10,826
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 31.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,426
Age of the Population 52

Families

% of people married 51.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.6%
Median Earnings25+ $31,221
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,162
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,193

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,333
% Above Poverty Level 85.9%
% Below Poverty Level 14.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 38.8%
Median Gross Rent $948
Median House Value $227,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.6%
US/American 0%
English 11.4%
Irish 11.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fredericksburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 63 miles N of San Antonio, Texas
County Gillespie
Standard Zip Codes 78624
Phone Area Codes 830
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.275
Longitude -98.871

Fredericksburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FREDERICKSBURG
Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 61 F
Apr Temp 54 to 79 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
Station JOHNSON CITY
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 61 F
Apr Temp 51 to 80 F
Jul Temp 70 to 96 F
Oct Temp 54 to 82 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
Station BOERNE
Distance 33.9 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 60 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fredericksburg, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bankersmith (78624)

Blumenthal (78624)

Cherry Spring (78624)

Gold (78624)

Luckenback (78624)

Morris Ranch (78624)

Spring Creek (78624)

Tivydale (78624)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fredericksburg Public Libraries

Library
Pioneer Memorial Library
115 W MAIN ST
Fredericksburg, Texas
(830) 997-6513

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Fredericksburg Hospitals

HILL COUNTRY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1020 SOUTH STATE HIGHWAY 16
(830) 997-4353
Emergency Service: Yes

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FREDERICKSBURG H S
1107 HWY 16 S
830-997-7551
Serves 989 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

ALTER SCH
1110 S ADAMS
830-997-9788
A Non-traditional School
Serves 8 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.2

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