Georgetown

Georgetown, Texas

Georgetown, Texas

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Georgetown, the county seat of Williamson County, is on Interstate Highway 35 and the San Gabriel River in the center of the county. It was founded in 1848 and named for George Washington Glasscock, who, with his partner, Thomas B. Huling, donated land for the site. Pioneers were attracted by the abundance of timber and good, clear water, as were the Tonkawa Indians, who had a village there. In addition, the land was inexpensive and extremely fertile. The first wave of settlers was from Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, Arkansas, Illinois, and other states. Swedish settlers came by the 1850s; after 1870 German, Austrian, and Swiss settlers began arriving and after 1880 Moravian and Czech. A few Blacks came with early Anglo families, and migration from Mexico began about 1910.

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Place type

Georgetown is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.66506230
    Longitude
    -97.69210700

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Population Counts

Georgetown
Pop. Year Source
67,176 2020 United States Census Bureau
75,247 2019 Texas Demographic Center
47,400 2010 United States Census Bureau
28,339 2000 United States Census Bureau
14,842 1990 United States Census Bureau
9,468 1980 United States Census Bureau
6,395 1970 United States Census Bureau
5,218 1960 United States Census Bureau
4,951 1950 United States Census Bureau
3,682 1940 United States Census Bureau
3,583 1930 United States Census Bureau
2,871 1920 United States Census Bureau
3,096 1910 United States Census Bureau
2,790 1900 United States Census Bureau
2,447 1890 United States Census Bureau
1,354 1880 United States Census Bureau
320 1870 United States Census Bureau
200 1858 Texas Demographic Center