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“Central Texas Town Square with Central Courthouse”

Historic Williamson County Courthouse
Ranked #10 of 32 things to do in Georgetown
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The Williamson County Courthouse is the centerpiece of a four sided downtown located in Georgetown. An active shopping and dining experience fills the area with multiple festivals occurring through out the year. The courthouse itself has been the scene of many historical trials. Among these are first convictions of a KKK member, the long running debate over DNA testing of evidence that led to the release of a convicted murderer, and the interactions between some famous Texas governors. Take a walk around the grounds or visit inside to get a feel for this historic building.

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Enjoyed walking thru the town. Cute shops, restaurants, bars, the courthouse. Beautiful old buildings. Ate at Dos Salsas and then walked around thru town. Drove around afterward to look at some beautiful old homes. It seems everything in this area is new new new with construction booming, it was nice to see something with more history.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

The courthouse is the centerpiece of the old West Courthouse in the center of the city. Williamson County is a reminder of the earlier development of Texas which includes the battle at the Alamo. The county is named for Robert McAlpin Williamson (1804?–1859), a community leader and a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto. Presently the courthouse is the location for various county offices and courtroom. On the grounds are statues reflecting historic events including an early Klu Klux Klan trial that marked the time of social change in Texas and the USA. A tour is generally available simply by walking into the building during working hours - self guided or with a knowledgeable staffer.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I visit a lot of courthouses but rarely get to go inside because I normally check them out on weekends. It was great to get the guided tour! We saw just about everything and learned about all 5 courthouses, plus the famous trial. Definitely a worthwhile learning experience. I highly recommend the guided tour that starts at the museum across the street.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Terrific Courthouse in the center of town with a lot of history. It's fun to just walk through it on occasion, but there are many people there who will be glad to show you around. Fortunately I only had to visit one judge for a traffic violation. But Williamson County judges are known for being very tough on criminals. I think those guys go to a different Court. But this courthouse is a treasure!!!

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