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Near Liberty Hill in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

William O. Spencer

(September 2, 1810 - September 20, 1896)

 
 
William O. Spencer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. William O. Spencer Marker
Inscription. 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 the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9343.)
 
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. Touch for map. In the Liberty Hill Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty Hill TX 78642, United States of America.
 
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 of this marker); Liberty Hill Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bryson Stagecoach Stop (approx. mile away); First Baptist Church of Liberty Hill
William O. Spencer Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
2. William O. Spencer Tombstone
(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.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
William O. Spencer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 26, 2017
3. William O. Spencer Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 654 times since then and 75 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.
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