History of Cross Mountain
Cross Mountain is a historic marl and limestone hill in present-day Fredericksburg, Texas. Before the arrival of the early German settlers, Cross Mountain was used as a Native American lookout.
During the colonization of Fredericksburg in 1847, a timber cross was mysteriously found on the site’s hilltop. The pioneers aptly nicknamed the hill “Kreuzberg,” or Cross Mountain. In 1946, the timber cross was replaced by a new and permanent lighted cross that still stands today.