Fredericksburg, TX

Fredericksburg is a city in the Texas Hill Country that is part of the National Register of Historic Places in Texas.

The city was founded in 1846 by Baron Otfried Hans von Meusebach, Commissioner General of the “Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas”, and settled by German immigrants. Fredericksburg is notable as the home of ‘Texas German’, a dialect spoken by the first generations of German settlers. To learn more and see some significant historic sites in Fredericksburg – click here.

If you are interested in reading about the history between early German settlers and local Native American peoples, you could start by searching the ‘Meusebach–Comanche Treaty‘ (a Treaty Between the Penateka band of Comanche people and the German Immigration Company). The wiki page has the text of the treaty, which is said to be unique as it is one of the very few treaties with Native Americans that was never broken.

Enchanted Rock

About 25 kms north of Fredericksburg lies Enchanted Rock. It is a large, pink granite dome, that rises 130m above ground and 556m above sea level. It is the largest isolated granite rock hill in the USA and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. 

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