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.

Memorial Brick Program

4″ x 8″

 

Purchase a Memorial Brick in honor or in memory of any citizen.  The bricks are installed on the four corners sidewalk surrounding the Williamson County Courthouse.

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 markers@wilcohistory.org

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, Wayne Ware.  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 wilcocrv@gmail.com or visit the CRV Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2186745204950841/.

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

Articles

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.