Williamson County
Texas History


Texas History
est. 1857
Williamson County, Texas


Andice, Texas is a small town on the far west side of Williamson County - Andice was originally called Stapp and later renamed Berry's Creek before becoming Andice.

Andrew "Buck" Jackson had a small store near upper Berry's Creek and became postmaster of Berry's Creek post office in the fall of 1876. In 1879 Benjamin W. Stapp was appointed the new postmaster.

Andice Newton was born in 1899, son of a pastor, and applied for a post office, requesting that it be named "Audice." Postal officials misread the name, approved the office as "Andice," Andice was appointed postmaster in 1899.

Andice is located about 18 miles west of Georgetown on Highway 2338 and 10 miles south of Florence on Highway 970. The site was settled in the early 1850s and developed a cattle industry after the Civil War when wheat and cotton were significant local crops.



ANDICE, TEXAS est. 1857

Population: 25 (2003)

WWII soldiers Gene Howland, Gene Pearson, and Grady Howland (L to R) in downtown Andice on leave from duty in 1941. Andice was misnamed for “Audice,” the name of the son of the local pastor who applied for a community post office in 1899.

Courtesy of Connie Kanetzky 

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Three soldiers by car,
l-r: William Eugene Howland, Gene Preseton Pealson, and
Howard Grady Howland, Andice, Texas, during furlough in WWII - 1940



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Emzie & Elzora Fisher

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Andice, Texas,
Businesses in 1929

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Dorothy Fisher [Sauls], age 18, riding a longhorn bull at the Elzie Fisher farm

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Augusta "Gus" Fisher w/ old faithful dog, "Ole Blue" ca. 1920's at George Fisher's home on Sunset Lane, east of Andice, Texas.

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Mr & Mrs. John F Stapp and Mae Stapp in Wagon w/ Horses - Gus & Ben Jacob's R & W Store [1932-1974] in background. Andice, Texas, ca. 1930's

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Hog Butchering, Pat Osuna at Dunlop Place, Andice, Texas. ca. 1949

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Wade Howland with dog "Ossie" & gun, ca 1930's, Andice, Texas

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Bethel Baker, son of Robert Zebulon Baker and Minerva Ellen "Bea" Swindle Baker. He was one of two boys and nine girls in the family. Bethel Baker married Leah Landry in the late 1920's. They had no children, but dozens of nieces and nephews. He farmed the family farm [the Baker Place] of about 200 acres on the North San Gabriel River between Andice and Liberty Hill until 1956 when the Great Drought of the 1950's reached its climax. He was not able to make a crop in over two years. Until the end, he farmed with mules. His father had told him that he thought the tractors were not good for the soil.

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Gus Fisher with his children

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Grandchildren of Gus Fisher, son 4th from left in the middle is Emizie "Hamp" Fisher, ca. 1930's

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Bertha & Elzie Fisher 57th Anniversary

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Dot-100 years old on Christmas Day with Willie Jones Dailey

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Fisher Family

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Grandpa Grant Jones

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Fisher Boy

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Fisher Family,
Andice, Texas

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Fisher Family, children of Ausust and Sally fisher, l-r: Sam, Sally, George, Robert, Mary Fhsier William, Joies, Elzie and A.B. Fisher

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Gus [b. 1845] and Seley [b. 1859] Chapman Fisher and family, near Andice, Texas. ca. 1900's. Gus Fisher had been a slave in Arkansas. Gus, son of Joe Fisher, was half brother of the famous King Fisher. Gus came to Texas at age 9 with the Joe Fisher Family.

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Primitive Baptist Preachers in cart and riding oxen

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Rock House Community School, Andice, Texas, ca. 1920's

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l-r: Ruby Howland, Helen Howland with little girl Connie Howland, Lula
Howland, ca.1951, Andice, Texas

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War Time Wedding, WWII, Veron Douglas Dunlop and Imogene King,
Andice, Texas

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These fellow had a snake roundup, apparently a very successful one. North San Gabriel River, ca. 1930's.

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Madge McCormick Smith "Cowgirl" of Florence-Andice, Texas, July

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William Miles Howland as a
boy on pony

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Emzie Fisher fixing a fence near Andice, Texas

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William Wilson Howland in overalls and hat, holding the mules "Kit" and "Buck". Mule "Jack" in lot, son Eugene Howland holding the mare "Trixie", son Grady Howland behind "Trixie's" colt. Andice, Texas, ca. 1930's

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Young boy with big hat is Grady Howland, man in overalls and hat, holding colt is William Wilson Howland, boy facing colt is Eugene Howland on Howland Farm, Andice, Texas, ca.1930's

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Connie Howland Kanetzky and her father Grady Howland, with Jersey Cow named "Pet" from the Pet Milk Company. Andice, Texas, ca.1930's

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William Wilson and Lula Howland with chickens, Howland Farm,
Andice, Texas,
ca. 1930's

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Baptizing in river, Gabriel Mills, near Andice, Texas

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Mount Horeb Methodist Church, built 1854, used as church ca. 1927, moved to Mahomet. It was still used as church, until it was torn down in 1940, Gabriel Mills, near Andice, Texas

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Charles and Gene Fisher with goats at the Fisher farm at Andice/Florence. The Fisher family led by Gus Fisher, a former slave in Arkansas, is one of the earliest and most noted Black Families in the county.

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Bell Anderson Bowen and Charles Bowen with horse "Old Blue",
Andice, Texas, ca. 1924

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Emilee Baker Love in Wedding Dress 1/1/35 beside car. Andice, Texas

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Six Baker children at a
reunion, Andice, Texas,

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Robert & Minerva Baker Family, Andice, Texas

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Uriah Anderson's Grandchildren. Andice, Texas
ca. 1940's

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Merle Maness. Granddaughter of Zebulon & Bea Baker.
Andice, Texas

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Seymour School Class, Andice, Texas, ca. 1910

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Lucille Smith, portrait at 17, ca. 1918

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Funeral [Casket] of William Wilson Howland in 1946

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Lowel & Wade Howland on front porch, ca. 1930's, Andice, Texas

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Howland Farm House ca. 1915, Andice, Texas

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Norman Whitfield, Andice, Texas, ca. 1924, son of "Uncle Will and Aunt Lula" Whitfield

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Ruby Howland and friend, at Howland Farm. Andice, Texas

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Lula Pearl [Smith] Howland and baby son, William Eugene Howland, ca. 1919, Howland Farm, Andice, Texas

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Two soldiers during WWII, l-r: Gene Howland and Grady Howland at parents home, Will and Lula Howland, Andice, Texas

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Boy with Dog

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l-r: Lula Howland, Ruby Howland holding Martha Howland, William Wilson Howland holding puppy. ca. 1946

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WWII Army Air Corp Pilot William Eugene Howland from Andice, Texas

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Andice Baptist Church



Santa Rosa DeLima Chapel

General Store



Community Center-School


Andice Cemetery

The Keating Cemetery (from Georgetown) was

 relocated to the Andice Cemetery
by the Corp of Engineers because
of the North Fork/Georgetown Lake


Bittick Family Cemetery

Rocky Hollow Cemetery


Andice, Texas  by The Handbook of Texas Online

TexasEscapes  on Andice


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