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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."
This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Georgetown and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.
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