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Historic Texas Courthouses

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My wife knew how much I enjoy seeing the old courthouses and gave me this book for Christmas. Now I'm going to have to do a little more traveling by truck or find me a D/S bike to see all of them in person.
 
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I haven't had much of a chance to look at the book due to work and visiting with the family but what little I've seen of it is great.
 
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241 out of 254 so far ... Only the upper Panhandle and a few scattered about remain. Although I had to start over, I don't count a county unless I lave looped around the courthouse and have digital photos of it. Therefore I started over when I got my first digital camera, Christmas five years ago.

I carry a copy of The Courthouses of Texas: A Guide (Paperback) with me. I just checked on Amazon and they are on drugs or something ... $125.25 and only two copies are available!

If you can locate a copy, it is a great book for sitting beside your Texas Almanac ... you do have a copy of the Texas Almanac, don't you?
 
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Ahh, people after my own heart. I have digital photos of several courthouses and old churches that I've come across on my rides. On one ride last week, I saw 4 more.

Enjoy!
 
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Tourmeister said:
Anyone ever check out courthouses in other states?
I've done a little, very little but so far nothing that stands up to some of the ones here in Texas. I did get to visit the "Death Chamber" in a couple of Louisiana courthhouses both of which were from the Long era.
 

Gilk51

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Janet:

Please, Please, Please tell me how you made your map. I would love to have one of those!
I think she missed this unless she sent it to you privately. She sent me the GIF file she uses - she just runs it through MS Paint & fills the county with black. If she OKs it, I'll make it available here. (she said it was OK)

In the meantime, I found some files available on the net:

a PDF file of the counties, rotated to print landscape here.

A JPEG image - this one is upright - here.

And here is a list I made of the counties and county seats. First part is alphabetical list of the towns that are county seats, second part is alphabetical by county.

Hope that helps.
 
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Janet

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Here is the Court house in my home town of Norwich, NY. The photo's were taken on 9/1/07.
Thanks for posting that Rich. It looks very nice.

I am headed out tomorrow to get most of the rest of the one I need. I'm headed to the panhandle and will stay gone till I finish up there. That will leave me with just 14 to go. :clap:
See ya,
JR
 

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Nice courthouse, Rich. I am really enjoying searching out the Texas ones - there are quite a few that are very cool.

Have a good trip, Janet. Don't forget a picture of the mule when you get the Muleshoe courthouse... :lol2:
 

Janet

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Hey Tony, here are a few....

Uvalde
Uvalde.jpg


Maverick
Maverick.jpg


Kinney
Kinney.jpg


Edwards
Edwards.jpg


Crockett
Crockett.jpg


THE END
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I will have a few "do overs" to do for a while. Such as:
DeWitt.jpg

and
Zapata.jpg
 

Janet

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I thank you.

It was an adventure.
I wish I had kept track of the mileage each trip. I have been looking back over the numbers and find that I got 137 of them in 2005. Not bad....
69 in 2006, 34 in 2007 (the 3 day Panhandle trip in September), and the 14 this past Monday and Tuesday.

Now that I am done, it seems kind of anti-climatic....:(
 
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