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

Old Georgetown Cemetery

 
 
Old Georgetown Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, June 28, 2007
1. Old Georgetown Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This site on the south bank of the South San Gabriel River, a portion of the land donated by George W. Glasscock in 1848 for the county seat of Williamson County, was used as a burial plot from 1840 to 1902. Many pioneer citizens lie buried here – many names unknown and graves unmarked.

Restoration of “The Old Georgetown Cemetery” was begun in 1963 by the Georgetown Historical Survey Committee with the co-operation of interested people who “did not forget.”
 
Erected by the Texas State Historical Survey Committee.
 
Location. 30° 38.496′ N, 97° 40.924′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on Scenic Drive. Touch for map. Marker is near Blue Hole Park. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown TX 78626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Marshall-Carver High School (within shouting distance of this marker); Macedonia Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Church (about 600 feet away); Railroad Produce Warehouse (approx. mile away); Williamson County Jail
Old Georgetown Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, March 11, 2015
2. Old Georgetown Cemetery Marker
View of marker, with a few of the cemetery's grave in the distance.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); M.B. Lockett Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Judge Greenleaf Fisk (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chief Justice John Edward Hickman (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hidden History. Southwestern University article about slavery in Williamson County and its ties to the cemetery. (Submitted on March 11, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 

2. Old Georgetown Cemetery. Find A Grave entry for Old Georgetown Cemetery (Submitted on March 11, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,071 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 22, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on March 11, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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