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The cabin was moved to Old Settlers Park in Round Rock
    

MATHER -CABIN

This cabin originally stood on property in the Gabriel Mills area owned by Samuel Mather, a miller and blacksmith. Built in the early 1850's from squared logs and hand-hewn limestone, it housed church, school and Masonic Lodge meetings before it became a dwelling. Emile Jamail, then owner of the property, donated it to the City of Georgetown in 1975. As a community project to celebrate the Bicentennial, it was moved there and restored. By 2004, the cabin was deteriorating rapidly, and lack of City funding prompted a decision to demolish it. In keeping with its objective to save County heritage, the Old Settlers Association assumed the task of moving and restoring the cabin as closely to its original condition as possible. Samuel Mather (1812-78) served as postmaster (1858-63) and Worshipful Master of Mount Horeb Lodge No. 137 at Gabriel Mills. He was father of the noted Indian fighter, Andrew Mather (1851-1929.

 

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for more info see
Williamson County Courthouse
        
   (on the "Square" of Georgetown, Texas)

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City of Georgetown of Texas Territory as of 1894  PDF page 
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see Old Timers 

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the progression of Texas

bullet MEXICAN GOVERNMENT OF TEXAS
 
bullet REPUBLIC OF TEXAS
 
bullet ANNEXATION

 

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