Georgetown is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Texas, United States, with a population of 47400 at the 2010 census and a population of 63,716 at the 2016 Census Estimate. It is 30 miles from Austin, Southwestern University, the oldest university in Texas, was founded in 1840 and is located in Georgetown about one-half mile from the historic square. Sun City Texas is a large retirement-oriented and age-restricted development that constitutes more than one-third of Georgetowns population, Georgetown has a notable range of Victorian commercial and residential architecture. Georgetown is also known as the Red Poppy Capital of Texas for the red poppy wildflowers planted throughout the city, Georgetowns Red Poppy Festival, which attracts up to 30,000 visitors annually, is held in April each year on the historic square. Georgetown has been the site of habitation since at least 9,000 B. C. The earliest known inhabitants of the county, during the late Pleistocene, can be linked to the Clovis culture and that first appeared around 9200 B. C. and possibly as early as 11,500 B. C. at the end of the last glacial period. One of the most important discoveries in recent times is that of the ancient skeletal remains dubbed The Leanderthal Lady because of its age and proximity to nearby community Leander, Texas. The site is immediately southwest of Georgetown and was discovered by accident by Texas Department of Transportation workers while core samples for a new highway were being drilled. The site has been studied for many years, and samples carbon date the findings to the Pleistocene period. During the eighteenth century made the transition to a horse culture. There also appear to have small numbers of Kiowa, Yojuane, Tawakoni. Even after most Native Americans were crowded out by white settlement, Georgetown was named for George Washington Glasscock who donated the land for the new town. Early American and Swedish pioneers were attracted to the abundance of timber and good. In addition, the land was inexpensive and extremely fertile, Georgetown, Texas, is the county seat of Williamson County, which was formed on March 13,1848 after the early settlers petitioned the State Legislature to create it out of Milam County. The county was originally to have been named San Gabriel County, but was named after Robert McAlpin Williamson. Georgetown was a community for most of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Shawnee Trail, a trail that led from Texas to the railcenters in Kansas and Missouri. The establishment of Southwestern University in 1873 and construction of a railroad in 1878 contributed to the towns growth, a stable economy developed, based largely on agricultural activity
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Example of a Clovis fluted blade that is 11,000 years old
Typical downtown Georgetown buildings on "The Square"