The county of Gillespie is located in and was founded in 1848. There are 24,837 residents in Gillespie who have access to courthouses in Fredericksburg. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. is part of the 5th federal circuit court as well.
There are 10,530 residents in Fredericksburg, which is 8.5 square miles and 1,693ft above sea level.