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Fredericksburg is a very neat town of about 11,000 (up 17% since 2000) located at the intersection of US Highways 87 and 290 in the Hill Country of central Texas. It was settled in 1846 by John O. Meusebach from Germany, and was named for Prince Frederick of Prussia. The town was in Comanche Territory but Meusebach formed a lasting peace teaty with the tribe. The town had many settlers from Germany and retains a distinct German flavor (with Texan flavor added in) even today. Fredericksburg is a great town to visit and a highlight of any trip through Texas. It is also the county seat of Gillespie County. Gillespie County was named for Robert A. Gillespie a soldier in the Mexican-American War, a Texas Ranger and a merchant.
Fredericksburg has a number of interesting museums in town. One of the most famous would be the National Museum of the Pacific War which also honors Admiral Nimitz who is from the town.
There are many fine, interesting examples of architecture in Fredericksburg, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One of them is the Vereins Kirche.
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