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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OG0_negro-fine-arts-school_Georgetown-TX.html
Twenty years before the integration of the Georgetown public school district, a progressive music professor and her three students embarked on a program to explore a new musical teaching theory and give African American children a chance to learn …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1LPV_ku-klux-klan-trials_Georgetown-TX.html
In the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was a nationwide organization that openly preached white supremacy and hatred for blacks, Jews, Catholics, and immigrants. In Texas, Klan membership peaked in 1923 with upwards of 150,000 members. Klansmen infl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EIP_robert-jones-rivers_Georgetown-TX.html
Pioneer, patriot, lawyer, and orator. Born in Virginia in 1806. Died in Georgetown December 14, 1854. His eloquence protected the helpless; his wit charmed all.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1B8O_inner-space-cavern_Georgetown-TX.html
Discovered in May 1963 on land of W.W. Laubach by core-drilling team, Texas Highway Department. Exploration began in November 1963 and continues to present. Carved by water from Edwards Limestone, cave lies along the Balcones fault and is estim…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMSWA_wesley-chapel-a-m-e-church_Georgetown-TX.html
This congregation was organized in 1869 by the Rev. Richard Robert Haywood, an early Texas missionary in the African Methodist Episcopal church. Trustees of the church bought land at this site in 1881, and worship services were held in a small woo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMSVH_steele-store-makemson-hotel-building_Georgetown-TX.html
Built about 1870 by M.E. Steele on the site of an early log hotel, this is one of Georgetown's oldest commercial structures. During Steele's ownership it housed a mercantile and a bank. Emma Dickman Makemson later operated a hotel here from the ea…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMSGQ_c-b-and-lilburn-atkinson-house_Georgetown-TX.html
Belford Lumber Co. built this house in 1915 for real estate businessman Charles Byron Atkinson and his wife, Lilburn (Dimmit), daughter of a prominent local family. C.B. died at the age of 35, five years after its completion. Lilburn later remarri…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMSGO_judge-harry-n-graves_Georgetown-TX.html
Born April 4, 1877 in La Vernia (Wilson County), Harry Graves attended Southwestern University in Georgetown and later served three terms as city attorney. As Williamson County attorney, he aided the prosecution in a landmark trial against the Ku …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMSGN_c-c-and-mattie-hughes-cody-house_Georgetown-TX.html
Georgia native Claude Carr Cody (1854-1923) worked at Southwestern University for 37 years, serving as a mathematics professor and university administrator. He was known as the "Grand Old Man of Southwestern." He wed Martha "Mattie" Hughes in 1883…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMSEA_a-w-sillure-house_Georgetown-TX.html
Built in 1912 for Alexander W. and Eva Sillure, this house is representative of the city's early 20th-century architectural heritage. Sillure, general manager and vice president of the Belford Lumber Company, personally supervised construction of …
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