- JOIN | SUPPORT TSHA
GEORGETOWN, TX (GRAYSON COUNTY)
GEORGETOWN, TEXAS (Grayson County). Georgetown was near the Red River four miles north of what is now the site of Pottsboro in north central Grayson County. The community was likely named for George Ivy (Ivey), who owned the land where Fort Johnston was located in 1840, but later renamed for George R. Reeves, who represented Grayson County in the legislature from 1856 to 1858. As other communities developed nearby and Fort Johnson was vacated, the Georgetown residents left, and the community dissolved.
Mattie D. Lucas and Mita H. Hall, A History of Grayson County (Sherman, Texas, 1936). Northern Standard, July 31, 1852.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, David Minor, "Georgetown, TX (Grayson County)," accessed April 25, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvg14.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on November 13, 2015. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.