Georgetown City Council to discuss Confederate Sons of America statue June 23

City Council members will consider and possibly take action on a resolution asking the members of the Williamson County Commissioners Court to support several actions related to the Confederate Sons of America statue. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)
City Council members will consider and possibly take action on a resolution asking the members of the Williamson County Commissioners Court to support several actions related to the Confederate Sons of America statue. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)

City Council members will consider and possibly take action on a resolution asking the members of the Williamson County Commissioners Court to support several actions related to the Confederate Sons of America statue. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)

On June 23, Georgetown City Council members will consider and possibly take action on a resolution asking the members of the Williamson County Commissioners Court to support several actions related to the Confederate Sons of America statue outside of the Williamson County Courthouse on the Georgetown Square.

The item, which was brought forward by Council Members Rachael Jonrowe of District 6 and Mary Calixtro of District 1, will request support of:

  1. a historic plaque being placed next to the Confederate Sons of America statue, through the auspices of the Texas Historic Commission, that provides context about the time and place in which it was erected; and either

  2. relocating the statue to the IOOF cemetery in Georgetown, to a location that will be donated by the city, or

  3. in conjunction with other Williamson County cities willing to participate, the formation of a committee comprised of local historians, artists and community leaders, which shall oversee the creation and implementation of an educational and historic plan for the outdoor area surrounding the courthouse.


“This Plan shall incorporate cultural and artistic elements, both new and old, representing every known group that has called Williamson County home, and provide residents and visitors with the opportunity to learn about our shared history—that which is worth celebrating, and that from which we should learn,” the agenda item stated.


The meeting will take place virtually here. For information on how to provide a citizen comment, click on the June 23 meeting agenda here.


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