Williamson County
Historical Commission

 

 

Jesse Cooper House - Historical Marker

we are unable to locate marker

should be at
Wilbarger Point, off SH 29, 1.5 mi. E of Georgetown

 

Marker Text
Tennessee native Jesse Eugene Cooper (1855-1944) came to Texas in 1876. The following year he helped establish a Georgetown newspaper, the "Williamson County Sun." In addition to his role as editor, he also founded a local bank and cottonseed oil mill. The C. S. Belford Lumber Co. built this home for Cooper and his second wife, Sara (Wilbarger) (d. 1935), in 1911-12. The American Foursquare design features rustic detailing of native limestone. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988


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