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

G.W. Riley House

 
 
G.W. Riley House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. G.W. Riley House Marker
Inscription. Built 1872 by the Rev. S. J. Lane, chaplain, Southwestern University; founder, First Methodist church, Georgetown. Bought 1903 by the Rev. George W. Riley (1853-1925), a grandson of Llano County Indians' 1859 victim, the Rev. Jonas Dancer.

G. W. Riley founded or served Methodist churches in Abilene, Beaumont, Douglassville, Mineral Wells, Tyler, and other towns for 48 years. He and wife, Beulah G. (Matthews) moved here to educate children; house remains in family. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.
 
Erected 1972 by the Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9328.)
 
Location. 30° 37.94′ N, 97° 40.31′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Texas, in Williamson County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1302 South College Street, Georgetown TX 78626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burcham House (a few steps from this marker); Original Site of Southwestern University (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Negro Fine Arts School (about 500 feet away); Georgetown High School Building (about 600 feet away); First United Methodist Church of Georgetown
The G.W. Riley House image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
2. The G.W. Riley House
(about 600 feet away); W.C. Vaden House (about 600 feet away); A. W. Sillure House (about 700 feet away); W.Y. Penn Home (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 905 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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