In Gillespie County, there were 44 school districts and buildings 100 years ago. Some of these country schools are now 120 years old or older. In 1949, the Gilmer-Aiken Bill resulted in the consolidation of these schools with Fredericksburg ISD in the 1950's and 1960's. Today, there are three school districts and 12 country school buildings. Community clubs were formed in the 1950's to maintain the properties, using their own funds. No public funds have ever been used. There are ten community clubs with more than 400 active members.
To read about and view photos of the Gillespie County country schools, click on the links below.
|ALBERT (WILLIAMS CREEK) SCHOOL||CAVE CREEK SCHOOL
|CHERRY SPRING SCHOOL
|LOWER SOUTH GRAPE CREEK SCHOOL||LUCKENBACH SCHOOL|
|MEUSEBACH CREEK SCHOOL||NEBGEN SCHOOL|
|PECAN CREEK SCHOOL||RHEINGOLD SCHOOL|
|WILLOW CITY SCHOOL||WREDE SCHOOL|