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GOWER, TX

GOWER, TEXAS. Gower, on Cottonwood Creek north of Hutto in south central Williamson County, was the site of a mill run by Robert Towns in the late 1880s. The community received a post office in 1893 and was named for the first postmaster, Bennet A. Gower. In 1896 Gower had a population of twenty, and in October of that year the post office was closed. The Gower school was started after 1896 and served fifty-seven pupils in 1903. It closed sometime thereafter.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Clara Stearns Scarbrough, Land of Good Water: A Williamson County History (Georgetown, Texas: Williamson County Sun Publishers, 1973).
Mark Odintz

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Handbook of Texas Online, Mark Odintz, "Gower, TX," accessed September 29, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrg39.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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