Introduction to Georgetown, Texas
Georgetown, Texas, in Williamson county, is 8 miles N of Round Rock, Texas (center to center) and 25 miles N of Austin, Texas. The people of the city are in the Austin - San Marcos metropolitan area. Georgetown has a population of 28,339.
Georgetown was founded in 1848 and named after George Washington Glasscock who donated land for the town. Early settlers were attracted to the area because of the abundance of goods, clear water, and timber; similar to the Tonkawa Indians who had flourished in the area for many years. Georgetown continued to be an agriculture based community for a major part of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th century. In 1873, Southwestern University was established and in 1878, the town had a railroad. These led to improved development and importance of the town.
Georgetown and nearby Attractions
- Williamson County Courthouse
- Palace Theater
- Winberg Art Gallery
- The Williamson Museum
- San Gabriel Park
- Founder's Park
Things To Do In Georgetown
Georgetown has one of the most active and well preserved historic downtowns in Texas. A walking tour of the area provides interesting glimpses of local history. The area's parks offer a variety of recreational activities including public pools, sports fields and courts, playground equipments, and picnic pavilions. Sports tournaments and other activities, like adventure programs, are frequently organized.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport provides air transportation.
Georgetown Higher Education
Southwestern University is the local higher education institution. Other similar institutions in the neighborhood include Austin Community College and University of Texas.