"Georgetown--Historic District, B&B's & University" Georgetown by VeronicaG
Georgetown Travel Guide: 56 reviews and 182 photos
Georgetown, Texas is a mere half hour drive from Austin, a 2 1/2 hour drive from Ft. Worth and less than a three hour drive from Dallas using I-35. Travelers headed for Austin's sights have often stopped by and families visiting Southwestern University know of its appeal.
However, there is enough to see that would justify spending an entire weekend immersed in Georgetown's charm for those just wanting to 'de-stress' for a few days.
A striking courthouse overseeing the townsquare, unique restaurants, restored homes and lovely gift, decor and antique shops are all part of the historic district. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend here!
A brief history: The Tonkawa Indians once inhabited this area. Georgetown is named after a resident who donated the land to establish the town in 1868, George Washington Glasscock.
Before long, people from Tennessee, South Carolina and other states of the South, as well as, immigrants from Germany, Czechoslavakia, Switzerland, Austria, Moravia and Sweden came to the area.
The town became a stop on the Chisholm Trail and was important to the transporting of cotton via the railroad once it was completed in 1904. It is home to the oldest university in Texas, Southwestern U, founded in 1873.
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