The seat of Gillespie County, Texas, Fredericksburg is a city with a population of 10,530 residents as of the 2010 census. Founded in 1846 and named after Prince Frederick of Prussia, the city encompasses 6.6 square miles of total area, all land, in the center region of Texas. The Fredericksburg Historic District was the National Register of Historic Places in Texas in 1970. The Fredericksburg, TX Yellow Pages and Fredericksburg, TX Business Directory show plenty of architecture, one being the National Museum of the Pacific War which gives recognition and honor to the men and women who served during that war.
Fredericksburg is home to plenty of bed and breakfast lodging locations, as well as restaurants, boutiques, museums and plenty of other entertainment. Nearby Fredericksburg, you will find natural landmarks as well. One is the Enchanted Rock, located 15 miles north of Fredericksburg, a huge, pink granite exfoliation dome. It rises 425 feet of the ground and covers 640 acres. It is one of the largest underground rock formations uncovered by erosion in the United States. In 1970, it was declared a National Natural Landmark and in 1994, the State of Texas added facilities and opened it as Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Another nearby landmark was Balanced Rock that was located 10 miles north of Fredericksburg that was victim to vandals who dynamited it off its base in 1986. Prior to the vandalism, it was a natural wonder stone pillar about the size of a small elephant that balanced on its small tip.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan