Preserving Williamson County's History

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About Williamson County Historical Commission

The mission of the commission is to protect and preserve the county’s historic and prehistoric resources for the use, education, economic benefit, and enjoyment of present and future generations.

A TOAST TO OUR PAST Speaker Series

Williamson County and the Wild, Wild West

Featuring Stephen Benold, M.D., Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield, and Jim Garry

Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 7:00 pm

TICKETS $10, cash or check

District Courtroom of the Historic Courthouse, 710 S. Main, Georgetown, SOUTH door opens at 6:30 pm.
Drinks and snacks provided 

Limited number of tickets available.  Last day to buy tickets, January 21, 2022.  Tickets available for purchase at The Williamson Museum on the square in Georgetown beginning in January.

Williamson Museum



The Williamson Museum offers a variety of ways for you to engage and interact with the past.  Discover our stories – explore their exhibits & events at their Georgetown location.

State Historical Markers


As one of the most visible programs of the Texas Historical Commission (THC), historical markers commemorate diverse topics in Texas history. Applications accepted each fall for the following calendar year.  For more information regarding applications, please send an email to

Cemetery Restoration Volunteers

The “Cemetery Restoration Volunteers” (CRV) maintain on a rotation basis about 20 neglected cemeteries in Williamson County.

The volunteers are under the direction of WCHC’s Cemetery Committee Chair, Joe Plunkett.  In 2020, there are 13 volunteers using their own equipment to mow grass, remove overgrown vegetation, and repair & level headstones.  Donations received by WCHC are helping to defray the costs of restoring tombstones.

Williamson County is extremely fortunate to have these volunteers sharing their expertise in cleaning & repairing tombstones as well as maintaining the cemeteries.

For more information about CRV, please email or visit the CRV Facebook page at

CRV Group at Donahue Cemetery Photo Courtesy Joe Plunkett February 2020

From L to R:  Don Stephens, Johnny Anderson, David Tietz, Wayne Ware, Duane Peter, Rick Schampers, John Christeson, Al Gillot, Shelby Little, & Tommy Turner

Not pictured:  Joe Plunkett, Teresa Chapman & Mary Ann Schampers


Click here to view article written about John Christeson & Wayne Ware on cemeteries, “History and Hobby Blended” By Nancy Bacchus | Photos by Shelley Montgomery, Georgetown View, February 2016

To find cemeteries maintained (or maintained in the past) by CRV, type “cemetery restoration volunteers” in the search box at the top of the webpage.