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

Judge Greenleaf Fisk

 

(May 19, 1807 – Jan. 26, 1888)

 
Judge Greenleaf Fisk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
1. Judge Greenleaf Fisk Marker
Inscription. Born in Albany, New York, Greenleaf Fisk was the son of a Presbyterian minister. He began preparation for the ministry himself but left his studies to migrate to the Texas frontier. In 1834 he settled in Bastrop. There he joined a company of volunteers and fought at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836. Later he was elected to the Republic of Texas Senate. In the 1840s Fisk moved his family to a log house on the South San Gabriel River near present Leander. When Williamson County was organized in 1848, Fisk was the first "chief justice," as the office of county judge was then called, a position he had held in Bastrop County. It is said that he often walked the 11 or 12 miles from his home to the courthouse in Georgetown. Fisk was also a surveyor, and many land records in Williamson County bear his name. In 1860 Fisk moved to Brown County, where he again served as county judge and held other county offices. He donated 60 acres for the townsite of Brownwood and additional acreage for county use. His grave is in Brownwood's Greenleaf Cemetery. Fisk was married first to Mary Manlove, who is buried near Leander. After her death, he married Mary Hawkins. He had 15 children.
 
Erected 1976 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13919.)
 
Location.
Marker and Williamson County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
2. Marker and Williamson County Courthouse
30° 38.234′ N, 97° 40.681′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Austin Avenue and West 7th Street on South Austin Avenue. Click for map. On Williamson County Courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 710 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. Chief Justice John Edward Hickman (here, next to this marker); David Love Store (a few steps from this marker); Robert Jones Rivers (within shouting distance of this marker); M.B. Lockett Building (within shouting distance of this marker); H. C. Craig Bulding (within shouting distance of this marker); Farmers State Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Glasscock, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Williamson County (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on December 28, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,531 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016.
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