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

Emzy Taylor

(1841–1895)

 
 
Emzy Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. Emzy Taylor Marker
Inscription.  Arkansas native Emzy Taylor clerked in his father's Georgetown square mercantile store before serving as a Confederate Captain in the Red River valley during the Civil War. He married Margaret Henderson in 1864 while on furlough and after the war returned to Georgetown and took over the family business. At the forefront of Georgetown’s early development, Taylor led efforts to establish the first college, national bank, regional railroad line, and water utility service. He took special pride in his formation and service as chief of the city’s volunteer fire department.
 
Erected 1994 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13893.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 30° 38.151′ N, 97° 40.62′ W. Marker was in Georgetown, Texas, in Williamson
Emzy Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman
2. Emzy Taylor Marker
The nearby bell's inscription reads: Rumsey M'F'G' Co., St. Louis, Mo., 1862.
County. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 816 S Main St, Georgetown TX 78626, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Georgetown Fire House and Old City Hall (here, next to this marker); Old Dimmitt Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Lesesne-Stone Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of Georgetown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Steele Store - Makemson Hotel Building (about 400 feet away); Ku Klux Klan Trials (about 400 feet away); George Washington Glasscock, Sr. (about 400 feet away); Williamson County (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Emzy Taylor Marker is in the center. image. Click for full size.
By Michael Heinich, July 10, 2010
3. Emzy Taylor Marker is in the center.
Area near the Emzy Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman
4. Area near the Emzy Taylor Marker
This view is near the Emzy Taylor marker and looking towards the Court House Square.
Missing Emzy Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 7, 2018
5. Missing Emzy Taylor Marker
This view shows where the Emzy Taylor marker used to stand. The marker was originally in the middle of the area that held a bell between two brick pillars. There is now a fountain in this area. The bell is still here, which you can see in the photo, but the marker has been removed.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,212 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on July 8, 2018, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on October 29, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas.   3. submitted on August 3, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas.   4. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas.   5. submitted on July 8, 2018, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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