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

Williamson County Courthouse

 
 
Williamson County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
1. Williamson County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1911, this is the fifth courthouse to serve the citizens of Williamson County. It was designed by the Austin architectural firm of Charles H. Page & Bro. Although some of the building's detailing was removed in the 1960s, it remains a fine Classical Revival structure featuring giant order Ionic columns and a copper dome with four-faced clock and a Justice statue. It serves as a focal point for Georgetown's town square.
 
Erected 1988 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13880.)
 
Location. 30° 38.223′ N, 97° 40.62′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Texas, in Williamson County. Touch for map. 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. Shafer Saddlery (here, next to this marker); Ku Klux Klan Trials (within shouting distance of this marker); Williamson County Sun (within shouting distance of this marker); C.A.D. Clamp (within shouting distance of this marker); Lesesne-Stone Building (The KGTN Building) (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Glasscock, Sr.
Williamson County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
2. Williamson County Courthouse
(within shouting distance of this marker); Williamson County (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Dimmitt Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  Williamson County Courthouse History. Shortly after Texas won its independence from Mexico in 1836, settlers began establishing county governments and the need for centralized meeting places became apparent. The Texas county seat and its central courthouse filled this role, becoming the symbol of independent self-government in Texas. (Submitted on May 15, 2011, by Wayne Ware of Georgetown, Texas.) 
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable Buildings
 
Williamson County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman
3. Williamson County Courthouse Marker
During multi-million dollar renovation.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 747 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   3. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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