- Annual Meeting
- Get Involved
MACEDONIA, TX (WILLIAMSON COUNTY)
MACEDONIA, TEXAS (Williamson County). Macedonia was on Opossum Creek and Farm Road 971, 2½ miles southwest of Granger in northeast Williamson County.A church was built on Opossum Creek in 1855 near the site of the community and had a congregation of thirteen families. The population of Macedonia was augmented in the 1870s by the arrival of German-Wendish settlers. The town was a polling place for the local option vote in 1878 (see PROHIBITION), and camp meetings were held on the banks of nearby Opossum Creek.By 1885 Macedonia was a thriving community with Baptist and Methodist churches, a cotton gin, a school, a cooperative store called the Grange, and a Masonic lodge. However, the town declined rapidly after it was bypassed by the Katy Railroad, and nearby Granger, which grew up around a railway station after 1884, soon eclipsed Macedonia. The Masonic lodge was moved to Granger in the mid-1880s; the store and, somewhat later, the churches and the gin followed. Macedonia's school still had ninety-nine pupils in 1900 but gradually declined thereafter until it was consolidated with the Palacky school in 1949. In 1988 all that remained at Macedonia was a cemetery.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Clara Stearns Scarbrough, Land of Good Water: A Williamson County History (Georgetown, Texas: Williamson County Sun Publishers, 1973).
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, Mark Odintz, "MACEDONIA, TX (WILLIAMSON COUNTY)," accessed October 23, 2018, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrm75.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.