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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM16G_city-of-weir_Georgetown-TX.html
Tenessee-native Thomas Calvin Weir (1826-1901) came to Williamson County in 1856. He bought land in this area and became a prosperous farmer. Alabaman James Francis Towns (1850-1937) came in 1870 and settled nearby on the San Gabriel River. He and…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM167_city-of-taylor_Taylor-TX.html
When the International & Great Northern Railroad built across Williamson County in 1876, one of the towns created along its route was "Taylorsville," named for railroad executive Moses Taylor. Lots were sold in June, and the post office opened on …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM166_champion-cemetery_Cedar-Park-TX.html
John (Jack) Champion (1817-1908) was a native of York County, South Carolina. He moved to Texas by 1850, the year he and Naomi Jane Standefer (1834-1862) were issued a marriage license in Williamson County. In 1854, Champion bought more than 200 a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM15R_cedar-park-cemetery_Cedar-Park-TX.html
George W. and Harriet Cluck settled in this area with their family in the early 1870s, soon after they returned from a cattle drive on the Chisholm Trail. They built a log home and were instrumental in the community's development. In 1901, upon th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13H_cotton-cards-factory_Taylor-TX.html
Near this site in 1862-65. Used power from the San Gabriel River. Chartered by Confederate Texas during re-tooling of agricultural economy to meet demands of the Civil War years. Because trade of bales of cotton for finished cloth was no longer pr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM11C_c-a-d-clamp_Georgetown-TX.html
Christian Augustus Daniel Clamp was born in Thorn, Prussia (now Torun, Poland). He came to Texas in 1846 and moved to Georgetown in 1851, a year after his marriage to Asenath C. Davis (d. 1917). A skilled carpenter and cabinetmaker, Clamp became o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM10V_burcham-house_Georgetown-TX.html
Designed by noted Austin architect Charles H. Page, this home was built for the family of Georgetown dentist William Joseph Burcham (1876-1932) in 1908-09. Both Dr. Burcham and his wife Mayme (1882-1962) were civic and cultural leaders of the comm…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM100_bryson-stagecoach-stop_Liberty-Hill-TX.html
John T. Bryson (d.?1894) and his wife Amelia (d.?1897), prominent early settlers of the Liberty Hill community, constructed this home in the 1850s. Built on a frame of notched and fitted hewn cedar logs and featuring chimneys of native stone, the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMZL_brick-streets-in-granger_Granger-TX.html
Area landowners A. S. Fischer and W. C. Belcher platted the townsite of Granger in 1884, in anticipation of its potential to develop along the rail line that had been laid two years previously. The town plan called for a 100-foot-wide main street,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMZ5_booth-house_Taylor-TX.html
This house was built about 1880 for Crawford Henry Booth (1843-1937), a prominent local rancher and banker. An unusual local example of the L-plan vernacular form, the house features many Queen Anne details, including an octagonal turret with onio…