Williamson County
Historical Commission



Williamson County
Historical Commission



The Williamson County Historical Commission is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the county and this website is dedicated to displaying that history.


The stars on the flag surrounding the state of Texas represent the thirty-three viable communities identified by Clara Stearns Scarbrough in her 1973 book, Land of Good Water. In 1970, these communities ranged in population from twenty people in Norman’s Crossing to more than 10,000 residents in Taylor. It is difficult to establish how many communities exist in Williamson County today, because the determination of “community” is subjective and without set criteria. However, per the Texas Association of Counties, in Williamson County in 20014, there were eleven towns with populations of over 1,000 people and six towns with populations above 5,000.






Please visit our county museum.






Memorial Brick Program


 The History of Williamson County


Communities -
The History and Images of Williamson County
 Cities and Towns

Photos, Historical Markers, Cemeteries


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The Williamson County
Historical  Commission
Distinguished Service Awards

 2010 Award

2007, 2004, 2002, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1994, 1988, 1987, 1986

We meet the 2nd Thursday of every month - for the location of meetings e-mail us.