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Emzy Taylor

Texas Historical Commission Marker Number: 13893

Year Dedicated:  1994 & 2018

Marker Size: 18″ x 28″

May 1, 2018 Marker Re-Dedication in New Location:

May 1, 2018 Marker Re-Dedication – Additional Pictures from Winnann Ewing, Emzy Taylor’s great-great-granddaughter:

Re-Dedication Officials:  Mickie Ross, The Williamson Museum; Madison Thomas, Historic Planner; Kim McAuliffe, Downtown Development Manager; Taylor Kidd, Main Street Advisory Board; Amanda Parr, Preservation Georgetown; Mayor Dale Ross; Eloise Brackenridge, Williamson County Historical Commission; Winnann Ewing, Taylor Family; Unveiling of the marker:  Fire Chief John Sullivan, Winnann Ewing; Music Provided by the Georgetown Pipes and Drums.

Marker Text: 

(1841-1895) Arkansas native Emzy Taylor clerked in his father’s mercantile store in Georgetown before serving as a Confederate Captain in the Red River Campaign of the Civil War. He married Margaret Corinna Henderson in 1864 while on furlough. After the war he returned to Georgetown and took over the family business. At the forefront of Georgetown’s early development, Taylor led efforts to establish the first college, national bank, regional railroad line, and water utility service. He took special pride in his formation and service as chief of the city’s volunteer fire department.      Sesquicentennial of Texas Statehood 1845 – 1995

Address: 119 W 7th Street

Primary City: Georgetown

Secondary Town(s): none

Additional Information: City of Georgetown relocated historical marker in 2018.

Longitude: -97.6779

Latitude: 30.6375

Verified Location:  Verified 1/24/2017 & 5/1/2018

Original Location at 103 W 9th at S Main before city of Georgetown relocated marker: