Gillespie County, Texas Genealogy
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- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Gillespie County was created and organized 23 February 1848 from Bexar and Travis counites. Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire in July 1850. County seat: Fredericksburg. A cholera epidemic in 1849 took a heavy toll of the early settlers. www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp