A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 26, 2011
Georgetowner (inhabitant of Georgetown)

"Georgetowner” is the name of an inhabitant of Georgetown, Texas. The Texas city of Georgetown is sometimes confused with Georgetown (Washington, DC), where “Georgetowner” has long been in use. 

The Texas name “Georgetowner” has been cited in print since at least 1996.


Wikipedia: Georgetown, Texas
Georgetown is a city and also the county seat of Williamson County, Texas, United States with a population of 47,400 at the 2010 census. Southwestern University, founded in 1840, is the oldest university in Texas and is located in Georgetown, about 1/2 mile east of the historic square. Sun City Texas (formerly called Sun City Georgetown) is a large retirement-oriented and age restricted development which constitutes more than one-third of the population of Georgetown.

Georgetown has a notable range of Victorian commercial and residential architecture. In 1976 a local historic ordinance was passed to recognize and protect the significance of the historic central business district and in 1977 the Williamson County Courthouse Historic District, containing some 46 contributing structures, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Georgetown is called the “Red Poppy” Capital of Texas for the many red poppy (Papaver rhoeas) wildflowers planted throughout the city and in many residents’ front yards, which bloom each Spring. Georgetown also holds a Red Poppy Festival in April each year. The festival attracts up to 30,000 visitors annually.

Geographically, Georgetown lies across the Balcones Escarpment, a fault line that divides Georgetown into areas roughly east of Interstate 35 in the Blackland Prairie which is flat farmland characterized by having black, fertile soils, where cotton is the primary crop; and the west side of the Escarpment which consists of hilly, karst-like terrain pocketed with vugular limestone openings that allow water to percolate through the limestone and into the Edwards Aquifer below. The area typically has little topsoil and has higher elevations, and is considered part of the Texas Hill Country.

Austin (TX) Chronicle
July 5-11, 1996
By the Time I Get to Georgetown…
They’ll Be Booming

by Mike Clark-Madison
(...)
New construction can be found along any trajectory from the courthouse, near and past the city limit. But the boom is most visible on what Georgetowners call the West Side, across I-35.

3 May 2004, Austin (TX) American-Statesman, “Say, Round Rockers and Pflugervillians, what’s in a name?” by Jane Greig:
What about the residents of Georgetown? Georgetowners? Georgetownies?

City-Data Forum
Georgetown Texas - Edward
03-18-2008, 10:38 PM
Not for this poor Georgetowner...it’s an hour’s drive to those old school BBQ joints in Lockhart.

TexasBowhunters,com Community Discussion Forums
txcoy
04-16-2009, 09:01 PM
Its official we are moving to Georgetown
Me and my girlfriend are moving to Georgetown the last weekend in may. We will be living off of Db woods. If any georgetowners want to have a few coldies im game just let me know.

Austin (TX) American-Statesman
Silver & Stone Restaurant and Wine Bar
Scallops, quail, French red wine and a blown cover in Georgetown

By Mike Sutter
AMERICAN-STATESMAN RESTAURANT CRITIC
Thursday, April 30, 2009
There’s something about chef James Ramsey that makes you want to root for him, to see him succeed with his Silver & Stone Restaurant and Wine Bar in Georgetown. He came up from the line at McCormick & Schmick’s after graduating from the Texas Culinary Academy in Austin, also armed with a degree in hotel and restaurant management from Texas Tech University. With startup help from his parents, he opened Silver & Stone in October 2008.

At 31 years old, Ramsey has paid his dues, and now he’s back in the city where he went to high school, giving Georgetowners a quiet escape for serious-minded food on the fourth floor of the spanking-new Tamiro Plaza, just down the street from (and with a patio view of) the Williamson County Courthouse.

Focus On Your Town
The Caring Place Is Expanding To Help Even More People
Posted in: Featured Articles, Focus On Georgetown | August 12, 2011 at 11:41 pm
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During the 1980’s recession, needy families similarly swamped the Georgetown Ministerial Alliance charity organization, a project of 12 local churches. As a result, the Alliance, with the help of concerned Georgetowners, created a single organization supported by churches, individual donations, and volunteers—the Caring Place.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Monday, December 26, 2011 • Permalink