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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Fredericksburg is approximately 6,934 (1990), 10530 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,161 (1990), 4704 (2010).
The amount of land area in Fredericksburg is 10.624 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fredericksburg to Washington DC is 1407 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 67 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fredericksburg is positioned 30.27 degrees north of the equator and 98.87 degrees west of the prime meridian.


west of Austin and north of San Antonio on Highway 290.
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History & History Related Items

Fredericksburg was settled in 1846 by a group of families from Germany. Their leader was John O. Meusebach. The German influence is strongly seen to this day in the area. Many of these older buildings are listed as part of a National Historic District. German is still spoken often here and many of the old customs are still followed. Fredericksburg is the birthplace of Chester W. Nimitz, a Fleet Admiral and a Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet during World War II.
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Wildseed Farms
100 Legacy Drive
P.O. Box 3000
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Toll-free: 800-848-0078
Come for the flowers - Stay for the atmosphere.!
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