The city of Georgetown was founded in 1848. It was named in homage to George Washington Glasscock, who donated the land for the future town. The early arising community consisted of immigrants from European countries and Southern states. The main occupation of these early settlers was the cotton industry. The city’s rapid growth began in the 1870s when the Southwestern University was founded, and the railroad was built.
The city maintained its chic Victorian style even during the explosive population growth in the late 1900s. Modern Georgetown is still known as a city with a solid range of Victorian architecture. Another city's notable attribute is the red poppy planted throughout the whole of Georgetown.