Georgetown, Texas: Statue of Three-Legged Willie

Arthritis fused Robert Williamson's lower right leg at a 90 degree angle. Doctors at the time (1819) attached a peg leg to his bent knee. "Three-Legged Willie" later became a Texas power broker; Williamson County was named for him (although he never visited) and in 2013 a life-size three-legged bronze statue was unveiled across from the county courthouse.
716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, TX
Downtown, across the street from the county courthouse, on the sidewalk in front of the Williamson Museum. On the west side of S. Austin Ave. just north of its intersection with W. 8th St.
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Statue of Three-Legged Willie

Beautiful town square. Weird there's a statue of a man here that never visited the area. Must have been a hard way to sleep.

[Charlene, 06/27/2014]

In 2013, local sculptor Lucas Adams created this bronze rendering of politician Robert "Three Legged Willie" Williamson, who wore a peg leg attached at the knee to support his arthritis-bent leg.

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