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Georgetown in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Williamson County Sun

 
 
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By Keith Peterson
1. Williamson County Sun Marker
Inscription. First published on May 19, 1877, the “Williamson County Sun” was founded by Jessie E. Cooper (1855-1944). In its first century of operation, the “Sun” initiated numerous civic projects, such as the building of the first railroad in Georgetown, Wesleyan Retirement Home, and low cost housing. Editors of the paper included Frank T. Roche, John R. Allen, John M. Sharpe, and Robert W. Cooper, son of the founder. Donald and Clara Scarbrough became the second full owners of the enterprise in 1948. The oldest newspaper in Williamson County, the weekly “Sun” became a semi-weekly in 1974.
 
Erected 1978 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13875.)
 
Location. 30° 38.239′ N, 97° 40.62′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Texas, in Williamson County. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 709 S Main St, Georgetown TX 78626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.A.D. Clamp (here, next to this marker); Williamson County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Shafer Saddlery (within shouting distance of this marker); Ku Klux Klan Trials
Williamson County Sun image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
2. Williamson County Sun
(within shouting distance of this marker); H. C. Craig Bulding (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Glasscock, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Williamson County (within shouting distance of this marker); Lesesne-Stone Building (The KGTN Building) (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  The Williamson County Sun. (Submitted on December 9, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 618 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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