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Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cornerstone of the Fourth Courthouse

 
 
Cornerstone of the Fourth Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, March 14, 2014
1. Cornerstone of the Fourth Courthouse Marker
Inscription. This building was completed in 1899 and was used until the courthouse and the third floor were destroyed by fire early on the morning of December 24th 1968. No records were lost in the fire and later that day all the county offices were moved to an empty building a block away. A “County Village” (7th St. and Avenue M) was constructed in early 1969 where all of the county offices were located until September of 1970 when the present courthouse (fifth) was completed.

Most of the bricks of the old courthouse were sold and used to build a large home in the River Oaks section of Houston, TX. Bricks surrounding this cornerstone are from the old courthouse.
 
Location. 30° 43.388′ N, 95° 33.049′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of 12th Street and University Avenue, on the right when traveling west on 12th Street. Click for map. Nestled into a niche near the southeast corner of the courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville TX 77340, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walker County (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Five Courthouses of Walker County
Cornerstone of the Fourth Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, March 14, 2014
2. Cornerstone of the Fourth Courthouse Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest Lodge No. 19, A.F. & A.M. (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Gibbs Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bedias Indians (about 600 feet away); Sam Houston (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Categories. Government
 
</b>Nearby <b>Memorial Gazebo </b>Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, March 14, 2014
3. Nearby Memorial Gazebo Plaque
Built near the site of the original bandstand (1908-1948)
Dedicated to Walker County's 150th Birthday
Erected by
The Memorial Gazebo Committee
Walker County Historical Commission
Friends of Fisher Tull
Walker County 150th Birthday Committee
And the Generous Assistance of the Citizens of Walker County
April 1996
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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