Near Liberty Hill in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
William O. Spencer
(September 2, 1810 - September 20, 1896)
Illinois native William O. Spencer moved to Bastrop County, Texas, with his wife, Amy Wilcoxen, in 1847. In 1853, Amy died and Spencer settled on the frontier in Williamson County. He named the Liberty Hill post office he had persuaded U.S. Senator Thomas to establish and served as its first postmaster. As an ordained minister he served Baptist congregations in several counties. His home in Liberty Hill operated as the Spencer Hotel from the early 1870s until 1884.
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9343.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
Location. 30° 40.668′ N, 97° 56.886′ W. Marker is near Liberty Hill, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of State Highway 29 and County Route 277, on the left when traveling west. In the Liberty Hill Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty Hill TX 78642, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John G. Matthews (within shouting distance Liberty Hill Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bryson Stagecoach Stop (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church of Liberty Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stubblefield Building (approx. 1.8 miles away); Liberty Hill Masonic Hall (approx. 1.8 miles away); Liberty Hill Methodist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Site of Concord School (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty Hill.
Also see . . . William Oliver Spencer. Williamson County Historical Commission (Submitted on March 3, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 794 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on October 14, 2014, by Marc Flores of Liberty Hill, TX - Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. 3. submitted on March 3, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.