Williamson County

Williamson County (HMGKH)

Location: Georgetown, TX 78626 Williamson County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 38.208', W 97° 40.651'

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Created March 13, 1848, and organized by a special committee approved by Gov. George T. Wood and the 2nd Legislature of the State of Texas, with Georgetown designated as county seat. The county was named for Robert McAlpin Williamson (nicknamed "Three-Legged Willie", because of his pegleg), a veteran of Battle of San Jacinto, and one of the original members of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Texas.

Lying in the Brazos River watershed and in basin of San Gabriel River, county has widely varied soils of blackland, limestone, and prairie types. Before the creation of Williamson County, settlements were situated at Tumlinson's Fort, Kenney's Fort, and other locations. Early mills made lumber, flour, and cloth.

Southwestern University, heir to charter granted by the Republic of Texas in 1840 to Rutersville College, was established in Georgetown in 1877.

Settlers were mainly of Anglo-American, Czech, German, Mexican, and Swedish ethnic groups. Eight incorporated towns and many smaller communities have developed. Population increased to 38,000 (with 15,000 registered voters) by 1970.

This courthouse — built in 1910 at cost of $96,000 — is the third for the county. C.H. Page was architect.
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HM NumberHMGKH
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Marker Number13879_MARKER
Year Placed1970
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 9:00am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 626733 N 3390096
Decimal Degrees30.63680000, -97.67751667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 38.208', W 97° 40.651'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 38' 12.48" N, 97° 40' 39.06" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 W 8th St, Georgetown TX 78626, US
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