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Georgetown
Williamson County, Texas

ZipCodes
76537, 76574, 78626, 78628




Page Contents for Georgetown, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Georgetown is approximately 29,000 (1998), 47400 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,767 (1990), 18830 (2010).
The amount of land area in Georgetown is 34.837 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 5.243 sq kilometers.
The distance from Georgetown to Washington DC is 1333 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 23 miles. (as the crow flies)
Georgetown is positioned 30.64 degrees north of the equator and 97.68 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

26 miles north of Austin on Interstate 35, on the banks of the San Gabriel River.
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Weather


delightful! A weather page for the area.
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History & History Related Items

Georgetown is the county seat of Williamson County. The city was established in 1848 as a trading center for the agricultural area surrounding the town. Much of the town has been preserved through participation in the Main Street Project. The Victorian architecture seen in the downtown area has been restored to its period beauty. Southwestern University, founded in 1840, is located in Georgetown.
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The founding of Georgetown

1848


Attractions

Mar-Jon Candle Factory, Georgetown Firefighters Museum, The Windberg Gallery,The Palace Theater, Williamson County Art Guild, Inner Space Cavern - Phone: (512) 863-5545, Lake Georgetown, Blue Hole - Phone: (512) 930-3595, Georgetown, Texas homepage

Attractions in the area.

Sun CityE-mail us at SCGTinfo@delwebb.com
Phone our office at 1-800-833-5636
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Georgetown City Government

Georgetown is the County Seat for Williamson County.

Georgetown Historical Events

1848
The Founding of Georgetown
Georgetown is located right on the Old Chisholm Trail! It was founded 150 years ago. There is an interesting story to the founding of Georgetown: "The year was 1848. The story relayed to historian W.L. Mann by his great grandfather, Washington Anderson, tells of Georgetown's beginnings.Anderson and the four other men assigned the task of locating a county seat were enjoying a brief respite under a large oak tree, when Anderson's cousin and prodigious landowner, George Washington Glasscock, Sr., rode up on his mule.
Sensing a quick solution to their task, Anderson spoke up, "George, if you'll give us all the land between here and the San Gabriel River, we'll make this the county seat and name the town after you." His cousin agreed, promptly donating 173 acres, with his partner Thomas B. Huling, to establish what was to become a well-preserved link to Texas' bygone days. Known for its fastidiously preserved past, Georgetown is now a town of Victorian-era storefronts, antique streetlights and brick walks lining shaded downtown streets. More than 180 National Register Historic homes and buildings showcase its eclectic blend of past and present."

Georgetown Chamber

Georgetown Chamber of Commerce
Location: 100 Stadium Drive
P.O. Box 346
Georgetown, Texas 78627-0346
Telephone 512/930-3535
Fax 512/930-3587
Email: President/Molly Alexander: pres@georgetownchamber.org

Georgetown Organizations

Georgetown Chamber of Commerce
Location: 100 Stadium Drive
P.O. Box 346
Georgetown, Texas 78627-0346
Telephone 512/930-3535
Fax 512/930-3587
Email: President/Molly Alexander: pres@georgetownchamber.org

Georgetown Libraries

Georgetown Public Library
808 Martin Luther King
Georgetown, TX 78626-5527
Phone (512) 930-3551
FAX: 512/930-3764
TDD:512/930-3507

Georgetown Schools

Southwestern University
1001 E. University Avenue
Georgetown, Texas 78626
Main: (512) 863-6511
FAX: (512) 863-5788
Admission:
(512) 863-1200 or
1-800-252-3166

The oldest institution of higher learning in Texas - chartered in 1840.
Please call for program information: (512) 863-1378

Georgetown Independent School District


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