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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1QZL_connell-cemetery_Liberty-Hill-TX.html
Alabama native Sampson Connell, Jr. (b. 1822) came to Texas with his family in 1834. Sampson, his father, and his brother participated at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. For his efforts, Sampson received a land grant in Washington County. He mo…
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/HM1J13_jarrell_Jarrell-TX.html
During the early 1900s, plans were made for the construction of the Bartlett and Western Railway to run from Bartlett to Florence. The line was to serve as a feeder to the MK&T (Katy) Railroad, which passed daily through Bartlett. Temple real esta…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1H8W_william-o-spencer_Liberty-Hill-TX.html
Illinois native William O. Spencer moved to Bastrop County, Texas, with his wife, Amy Wilcoxen, in 1847. In 1853, Amy died and Spencer settled on the frontier in Williamson County. He named the Liberty Hill post office he had persuaded U.S. Senato…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1H7Z_john-g-matthews_Liberty-Hill-TX.html
Tennessee native John Giles Matthews came to Texas with his parents in 1839 and settled in the new town of Austin. A Ranger for the Republic of Texas, Matthews served in the Mexican War and the Civil War before moving to Williamson County in 1870.…
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/HM1D6S_cedar-park_Cedar-Park-TX.html
In 1873, George and Harriet (Standefer) Cluck purchased a large amount of land in this area, which they found to be rich in cedar trees and limestone. Their ranch and home became the central point around which the Cedar Park community developed. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1CX1_gabriel-mills_Liberty-Hill-TX.html
Samuel Mather settled here in 1849, building a grist mill on the North San Gabriel in 1852. John G. Stewart opened a store near the mill. A small log cabin was in use by 1854 for church, school and lodge meetings. A post office was established in …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1B8T_leander-schools_Leander-TX.html
The origin of the Leander school system can be traced to the 1855 school held in Bagdad, the pre-Civil War community that disappeared after Leander was founded along the railroad. In 1893, a free public school opened in the new community. Business…
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