Gloriously green, wildflower filled meadows line both sides of the road in spring on the Willow City Loop near Fredericksburg, Texas.
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The Willow City area was first settled before the American Civil War, and it became a gathering point for English-speaking settlers in Gillespie County, mostly inhabited by German speaking settlers around and after the War. Named simply "Willow" in 1877 when ta post office was established, the growing community became "Willow City" ten years later. At the turn of the century, Willow City was home to 132 inhabitants, but this number dropped steadily since then, going as low as 17 in 1964 before settling around 75 since the 1970s.
Although it is unincorporated, Willow has a post office, with the ZIP code of 78675.
On December 15, 1847, a petition was submitted to create Gillespie County. In 1848, the legislature formed Gillespie County from Bexar and Travis counties.
January 19th, 2013
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