Williamson County
Historical Commission

 

NOVEMBER IN ROUND ROCK
(dates in history)


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Texas Historical Commission


NOVEMBER IN ROUND ROCK 

1847:   Among the families arriving along Brushy Creek from Vermillion County, Illinois, is the family of William Knight Makemson (age 11).  W. K. would become lawyer, county sheriff, Republican nominee for Lt. Governor in 1892 and Governor in 1894, and the first president of the Old Settlers Association.

 1856:   In Williamson County’s third U. S. Presidential election, the ballots from Round Rock are in favor of Millard Fillmore, former President and nominee of the Know-Nothing (or American) Party.  Overall, the county, state and nation elect James Buchanan the 15th President.

 1883:   Telephone lines link Round Rock with Taylor .

 1891:   Professor Coleman is appointed President at Round Rock Institute.

 1902:   The Ladies Self-Culture Club is active in town.

 1904:   In a roping contest at Round Rock Sam Craig won first money in 32 seconds and Frank Brown second money in 38 seconds. Also, the Round Rock Creamery fails after a short operation.

 1925:   The high point of the Dragons' season is a 6-6 tie with Georgetown, a larger school that Round Rock had never even scored on before.

 1930:   The Round Rock Cemetery Association is formed with R. L. McDonald as president.

 1938:   In front of 3,000 fans (twice the population of the town!)  Round Rock defeats Georgetown for the first time ever, a 12-6 victory.


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