The New International Encyclopædia/Fredericksburg (Texas)
FREDERICKSBURG. The county-seat of Gillespie County, Texas, 80 miles west of Austin and 25 miles north of Comfort, the shipping point, on the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad (Map: Texas, E 4). Stock-raising and farming are the leading industries, and there are some manufactures. A German colony founded Fredericksburg in 1846. Population, about 1800.