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Brief History

Fredericksburg, Texas has a rich German history that continues to live on in a community that locals cherish and that visitors can’t resist (be careful visitors, you may set up residence here!).

Fredericksburg was founded on May 8, 1846 by German immigrants. On March 1, 1847, there was a peaceful negotiation between the immigrants and the Comanche Indians that allowed the German immigrants to farm the land outside the settlement, and the Comanches to come into town as they pleased. The Treaty also made a provision for grain and other necessities in return for game, honey, and other goods in times of hunger.

The peaceful foundation of Fredericksburg continues to be exhibited in our city slogan and the lesser known “hidden messages” in our street signs that welcomes all visitors.


For a more in depth history of Fredericksburg, click here