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

Judge Harry N. Graves

 
 
Judge Harry N. Graves Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. Judge Harry N. Graves Marker
Inscription. 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 Klux Klan, 1923-24 (he lived at this site at the time). District attorney and future governor Dan Moody led the team. In 1929, voters elected Graves to the Texas House of Representatives, where in 1930 he wrote the bill establishing the Texas Highway Patrol. In 1937, he became a judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Graves died in 1957 and was buried in the State Cemetery, Austin, leaving a legacy of civil rights and public safety for Texas.
 
Erected 2006 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13558.)
 
Location. 30° 37.863′ N, 97° 40.015′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on Olive Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1409 Olive St, Georgetown TX 78626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Amos-Godbey House (within shouting distance of this marker); Easley Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southwestern University Main Building
Judge Harry N. Graves' House image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
2. Judge Harry N. Graves' House
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Womanís Club of Georgetown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southwestern University (approx. 0.2 miles away); W.C. Vaden House (approx. ľ mile away); Burcham House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Evangelical Free Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on December 29, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
 
Categories. Civil RightsNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 770 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. 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 October 26, 2016.
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