Details for Jesse Cooper House (Atlas Number 5491009042)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5491009042


Marker Number 9042
Atlas Number 5491009042
Marker Title Jesse Cooper House
Index Entry Cooper, Jesse, House
Address Wilbarger Point, off SH 29, 1.5 mi. E
City Georgetown
County Williamson
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes banks, bankers, banking topics; newspapers; Four Square (Architectural style); houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1988
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Wilbarger Point, north of SH 29, just west of NE Inner Loop
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Tennessee native Jesse Eugene Cooper (1855-1944) came to Texas in 1876. The following year he helped establish a Georgetown newspaper, the "Williamson County Sun." In addition to his role as editor, he also founded a local bank and cottonseed oil mill. The C. S. Belford Lumber Co. built this home for Cooper and his second wife, Sara (Wilbarger) (d. 1935), in 1911-12. The American Foursquare design features rustic detailing of native limestone. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988