Founding of Georgetown

Founding of Georgetown (HM21Q)

Location: Georgetown, TX 78626 Williamson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 38.146', W 97° 40.559'

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According to local tradition Williamson County's first six commissioners met here under a stately oak tree in May 1848 to choose a location for the county seat. George Washington Glasscock, Sr., later joined them and offered to donate land he owned jointly with Thomas B. Huling as a site for the county seat. The land was bounded by the oak tree at one corner and the San Gabriel River to the north and west. The offer was accepted and in July 1848 the commissioners named the town Georgetown in Glasscock's honor. The landmark oak tree was felled by a storm in 1886.
HM NumberHM21Q
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Marker Number13924
Year Placed1994
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission, Sponsored by Daniel Coleman Chapter, NSDAR
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 9:50am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 626881 N 3389984
Decimal Degrees30.63576667, -97.67598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 38.146', W 97° 40.559'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 38' 8.76" N, 97° 40' 33.54" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 E 9th St, Georgetown TX 78626, US
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