Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
George Washington Glasscock
Born in Kentucky in 1810, G. W. Glasscock served in the Illinois militia in the Black Hawk War of 1832 in the same two units as Abraham Lincoln. Later he was Lincoln's business partner in flat-boating on the Sangamon River. In 1834, George came to Texas and settled in Zavala. As events unfolded in 1835, he quickly became involved in the Texas Revolution, fighting alongside Jim Bowie and Ben Milam in the Siege of Bexar. After independence, George was a surveyor and moved to the Williamson County area in 1846, where he opened the area's first gristmill and donated land for the county seat. He settled in Austin and became a state legislator and a prominent citizen. Georgetown and Glasscock County are named in his honor.
Erected 2014 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17856.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence.
Location. 30° 16.575′ N, 97° 43.71′ W. Marker is in AustinTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 Navasota Street, Austin TX 78702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacob Fontaine (a few steps from this marker); Oakwood Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Baker (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Henry Oberwetter (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Lewis Miles Hobbs Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. George W. Terrell (within shouting distance of this marker); Major William Martin “Buck” Walton (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Swante Palm (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on February 11, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 2. submitted on February 13, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.