Historical Markers in
Williamson County, Texas

A. A. & Mary Spacek House A. J. and Carolina Anderson House A. M. Brown Cabin A. W. Sillure House A.S. Mason House Amos-Godbey House Andice Baptist Church Andrew J. Palm House Anti-Slaveholding Union Baptist Cemetery Bagdad Cemetery Barbette Barker House Battle of Brushy Creek Bill Pickett Birthplace of Governor Dan Moody Booth House Brick Streets in Granger Bryson Stagecoach Stop Burcham House C.A.D. Clamp C.B. and Lilburn Atkinson House C.C. and Mattie Hughes Cody House C.S.A. Cotton Cards Factory Cabin from Gabriel Mills Area Caldwell-Palm House Cedar Chopping in Central Texas Cedar Park Cedar Park Cemetery Champion Cemetery Chief Justice John Edward Hickman Christ Lutheran Church Citizens Memorial Cemetery City of Taylor City of Weir Community of Jonah Community of Theon Confederate Chaplains Rev. Edward Hudson-Rd. John Hudson Connell Cemetery Cooper Sansom House Corn Hill Community Cornhill Cemetery Cypress School Dalrymple, William Cornelius Daniel Harrison David H. and Jerusha Dyches McFadin House Doak Home Doak Pavilion Site "Dog Run" Log Cabin Double File Trail Double File Trail Dr. James Lee Dickey Early Church Early Commercial Building Easley Home Easley-Sloan Cemetery Education in Round Rock Eikel-Prewitt Building El Milagro Elisha Allen Emzy Taylor Evangelical Free Church Farmers State Bank Building First Baptist Church First Baptist Church Georgetown First Baptist Church of Florence First Baptist Church of Liberty Hill First Christian Church of Taylor First National Bank of Bartlett First Presbyterian Church First Presbyterian Church (Georgetown) First Presbyterian Church of Bartlett First Presbyterian Church of Taylor First United Methodist Church of Bartlett First United Methodist Church of Florence First United Methodist Church of Georgetown Florence Church of Christ Fore Cemetery Founding of Georgetown Friendship Community Gabriel Mills George Irvine House Georgetown Fire House and Old City Hall Georgetown High School Building Georgetown, Location of Grace Episcopal Church Granger Brethren Church Granger City Hall (Farmers State Bank) Granger High School Granite for the State Capitol H.C. Craig Building Hall Named for Laura L. Kuykendall Hall Ranch Home Harrell Cemetery Heinatz Homestead Here Sleep the Victims of the "Webster Massacre" Home of A. J. Nelson Hopewell Cemetery Howard Bland, Sr. Hutto Hutto Baptist Church Hutto Cemetery Hutto Evangelical Lutheran Church Hutto Lutheran Cemetery Hutto United Methodist Church Immanuel Lutheran Church In Memory of George Washington Glasscock, Sr. In Memory of The Pioneer Builders Inner Space Cavern (Laubach Cave) Iota Chapter, Kappa Sigma Fraternity J. A. McDougle Home James B. Williams James O. Rice Jarrell Jesse Cooper House Jessie Daniel Ames John Berry, Frontiersman John G. Matthews John G. Matthews House Jolly Cemetery Jollyville Community and School Jonah Cemetery Judge Greenleaf Fisk Judge Harry N. Graves Kenney's Fort Kimbro Family Cemetery Klattenhoff House Ku Klux Klan Trials Land Cemetery Lawler Community Lawrence Chapel Cemetery Leander Leander Presbyterian Church Leander Schools Leander United Methodist Church Leanderthal Lady Lesesne-Stone Building Liberty Hill Cemetery Liberty Hill Masonic Hall Liberty Hill United Methodist Church Luther Stearns, Sr. M.B. Lockett Building M.B. Norman House Macedonia Baptist Church Macedonia Cemetery Machu Cemetery MacNabb Home Mager Cemetery Major Robert McNutt Mankins Crossing Manuel Flores Marsh F. Smith House Monodale Community Mount Arie (Mount Ararat) Missionary Baptist Church Negro Fine Arts School Nelson-Crier House New Hope First Baptist Church and Cemetery Norman's Crossing North Fork of the San Gabriel River Norton Moses Lodge No. 336, A.F. & A.M. Old Broom Factory Building Old Dimmitt Building Old Dimmitt Home Old Georgetown Cemetery Oliver Cemetery Olson House Original Site of Southwestern University Otto Reinke Building Page-Decrow-Weir House Palm Valley Lutheran Church Pennington Family Cemetery Pickle-Mason House Pioneers' House Pond Springs Cemetery Pond Springs Community and School Post Oak Island Lodge #181, A.F. & A.M. Preslar-Hewitt Building Railroad Produce Warehouse Robert J. Rivers Rock House Community Rocky Hollow Cemetery Round Rock Round Rock Cemetery Round Rock Volunteer Fire Department Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic School Sam Bass' Death Site San Gabriel Lodge No. 89, A. F. & A. M. San Gabriel Park Saul Cemetery Shafer Saddlery Shiloh Baptist Church Shiloh-McCutcheon Cemetery Site of a Block House Site of Bartlett Colored School Site of Concord School Site of Gano Community Site of Loafer's Glory Apostolic Church Site of Marshall-Carver High School Site of Moravia School Site of Neusser (Naizerville) Site of New Bern Church, School, and Cemetery Site of Stony Point School Slave Burial Ground in Old Round Rock Cemetery Sloan House Smart-McCormick Home Southwestern University Southwestern University Main Building St. James Church St. John Lutheran Church St. John's Cemetery St. John's United Methodist Church St. Peters United Church of Christ Steele Store-Makemson Hotel Building Stubblefield Building Taylor Brethren Church Taylor National Bank Taylor Post Office Taylor, John McQueen Taylor-Cooper House Tex Avery Texan Santa Fe Expedition The David Love Store The G. W. Riley House The Harrell-Stone House The Round Rock The Taylor Public Schools The Tenth Street United Methodist Church The Woman's Club of Georgetown Town of Thrall Trinity Lutheran College Tucker-Smith House Turkey Creek School Type Cemetery Union Hall Independent Missionary Baptist Church United Methodist Church United States Senator Morgan C. Hamilton W. C. Vaden House W. Y. Penn Home Washington Bower Webster Massacre Wedemeyer Hospital Site Weir Community Cemetery Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Church Wessels, T. F., Home William M. Owen House Complex William O. Spencer Williams-Buck Cemetery Williamson County Williamson County Williamson County Courthouse Williamson County Jail Williamson County Sun Wilson Spring Cemetery Wilson-Leonard Brushy Creek Burial Site Xi Chapter, Kappa Alpha Order Young House Zion Lutheran Church Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery
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Williamson County, located in central Texas, has a rich and diverse history that dates back thousands of years. The area was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Tonkawa, Comanche, and Lipan Apache. These tribes thrived on the abundant natural resources and utilized the land for hunting and gathering.

The region was first settled by European pioneers in the mid-19th century. The establishment of Fort Tumlinson in 1839 provided protection to settlers, and the population grew steadily with the arrival of more immigrants in search of new opportunities. In 1848, the county was officially organized and named after Robert McAlpin Williamson, a judge and soldier in the Republic of Texas.

During the Civil War, Williamson County faced significant challenges. Many residents joined the Confederate Army, and the county became a hotbed of conflict due to its location on the frontier between Union and Confederate territories. After the war, the area was able to rebuild and experienced a period of economic growth, driven by agriculture, cattle ranching, and the emergence of small towns and rural communities.

In the 20th century, Williamson County continued to develop and adapt to changing times. The discovery of oil in the early 1900s brought economic prosperity to the region, and the county experienced a boom in population and infrastructure. Today, Williamson County is a thriving part of the greater Austin metropolitan area, known for its strong economy, vibrant communities, and commitment to preserving its historical roots.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Williamson County, Texas.

  • 1804 - The area that is now Williamson County is settled by Native American tribes, including the Tonkawa, Lipan Apache, and Comanche.
  • 1836 - Texas gains independence from Mexico.
  • 1838 - The Texas legislature establishes Williamson County, named after Robert McAlpin Williamson, a leader in the fight for Texas independence.
  • 1848 - The Mexican-American War ends and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed, officially establishing the Rio Grande as the boundary between Texas and Mexico.
  • 1850 - The population of the county reaches 1,027.
  • 1876 - The Texas State Capitol building is completed in Austin, which becomes the seat of government for Williamson County.
  • 1881 - The International-Great Northern Railroad reaches Georgetown, bringing economic growth and development to the county.
  • 1907 - The county courthouse, located in Georgetown, is completed.
  • 1930s - The Great Depression hits Williamson County, causing a decline in the local economy.
  • 1950s - The county experiences a period of growth and prosperity, with the population increasing significantly.
  • 1990s - Development and suburbanization accelerate in Williamson County, with the county becoming one of the fastest-growing areas in the United States.