Georgetown Roofing and Repair Contractor
We in the All Star Roofing family are proud Texans and love to serve our neighbors in Georgetown, attending to all roofing and repair needs.
Some Georgetown Historical Facts, from your roofer experts.
Georgetown was named for George Washington Glasscock, who donated the land for the new town. Early American and Swedish pioneers were attracted to the area’s abundance of timber and good, clear water. Georgetown is the county seat of Williamson County, which was formed on March 13, 1848, out of Milam County. The county was originally to have been named San Gabriel County, but was instead named after Robert McAlpin Williamson (Three-legged Willie), a Texas statesman and judge at the time.
The establishment of Southwestern University in 1873 and construction of a railroad in 1878 contributed to the town’s growth and importance. A stable economy developed, based largely on agricultural activity. Cotton was the dominant crop in the area between the 1880s and the 1920s.
Georgetown was served by two national railroads, the International-Great Northern Railroad, and the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad. The regional Georgetown and Granger Railroad (GGR) was completed to Austin in 1904.
After a flood in 1921 that had Georgetown take extensive damage and loss of life, the town sought flood control. An estimated 156 persons perished in the flood, many of them farm laborers. The flood and its horrific destruction culminated in the building of a dam on the north fork of the San Gabriel River to create and impound Lake Georgetown, which opened officially on October 5, 1979.
Population growth and industrial expansion continued modestly in the 20th century until about 1960, when residential, commercial, and industrial development, due to major growth and urban expansion of nearby Austin, greatly accelerated.
In March 2015, Georgetown announced that their municipal-owned utility, Georgetown Utility Systems, would begin buying 100% of its power for its customers from wind and solar farms by 2017, effectively making the city 100% green-powered.
Average Weather in Georgetown, to plan your roofing and repair jobs.
In Georgetown, the summers are hot and muggy; the winters are short, cold, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 39°F to 96°F and is rarely below 27°F or above 100°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Georgetown for hot-weather activities is from late May to mid September.
Source: Weather Spark
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Interesting information about Georgetown, provided by your roofer expert neighbors.
Georgetown is home to five endangered species. Two are songbirds protected by the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve in Travis and Williamson Counties. Invertebrate species found only in Williamson County live in the cave-like fissures on the west side of Georgetown. Karst topography is the name for the honeycomb-type limestone formations (including caves, sinkholes, and fissures) that are typical in the county’s limestone geology west of I-35.
In the 1990s, a small group of concerned landowners and developers formed the Northern Edwards Aquifer Resource Council, with the goal of obtaining a United States Fish and Wildlife Service 10-A permit (known as an Incidental Take Permit) for the entire county by identifying and preserving a sufficient number of caves with endangered species to ensure survival of the species. These species would be preserved through voluntary donations of land rather than required setbacks and other involuntary means typically enforced on landowners without an incidental take permit. The group transferred their successful work on an environmental impact statement to the county in 2002 and a county-wide 10-A permit was obtained in October 2008.
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