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Williamson County, Texas

Williamson County Texas
US county information
NameWilliamson County
US Area
Total Area1135 sq mi (2939.7 km2)
Land Area1123 sq mi (2908.6 km2)
Water Area12 sq mi (31.1 km2)
Population422679 (2010)
Density152.2/km2 (394.2/sq mi)
FoundedMarch 13, 1848

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Williamson County (sometimes abbreviated as "Wilco") is a county located on both the Edwards Plateau to the west, consisting of rocky terrain and hills, and Blackland Prairies in the east consising of rich, fertile farming land, The two areas are roughlky bisected by Interstate 35. It is part of the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. adn included with Austin in the Best Cities to live in for 2009 by the Milken Institute The 2010 census population for the county is 422,679, a 69.1% increase from the 2000 figure. Its county seat is Georgetown. The county is named for Robert McAlpin Williamson (1806?-1859), a community leader and veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto. He was also affectionately known as "Three Legged Willie" due to a childhood illness that withered his right leg which he pulled up behind this thigh and upon which we also wore a wooden leg extension.

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