History of Gillespie County
The History of Gillespie County
Gillespie County was organized in the year 1848
named in honor of
Captain Robert A. Gillespie.
Captain Gillespie was killed in Action
in the Battle of Monterey
in the War with Mexico.
It was a time filled with
and perils. There were the perils of
Indians and sickness
only the hardest survived.
John M. Hunter was County Clerk in
and kept all records in his home.
On July 1, 1850 a fire broke out and
destroyed all court records and documents in his home.
Gillespie County now has 960 Sq.
At the time Gillespie County was
organized, it included a large
Other surrounding Counties are: Kendall , Kerr , Kimble. The
Gillespie County started in
and what is now Kendall County to reach
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