Crabapple is on Crabapple Creek about 10½ miles north of Fredericksburg in northern Gillespie County. The area was originally settled sometime in the mid-1800s by Friedrich Wellgehausen, Jacob Land, Adam Pehl, Mathias Schmidt, Nicolas Rusche, James Riley, Heinrich Keese, and Jacob and Adam Fries. Most of these early settlers were of German origin. A school had been established in Crabapple by 1867, and during the 1880s a Lutheran congregation was founded. In 1897 St. John's Lutheran Church was built there. The Crabapple post office operated from 1894 to 1910. Maps dating from the 1960s showed a school, a church, and several cemeteries at Crabapple. No population was reported for the community in 2000.

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Adoption Status:
This place has been adopted and will not be available until July 6, 2025
Adopted by:
John Lea
Dedication Message:
In honor of my parents, John Bancroft Lea, and Vivian Elizabeth Lea née Bateman.

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Crabapple is part of or belongs to the following places:

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Place type

Crabapple is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Crab Apple]


Latitude: 30.43213790
Longitude: -98.82837430

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated