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Cuero in DeWitt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

De Witt County Courthouse

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, April 5, 2019
1. De Witt County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  De Witt County organized in 1846 with Cameron as the first seat of government. Clinton was county seat from 1850 to 1876, when its two-story frame courthouse was moved to the new seat of Cuero. That building burned in April 1894. The present courthouse was built from 1894 to 1896, designed by A. O. Watson and completed under supervision of Eugene Heiner. The Richardson Romanesque building, strongly influenced by H. H. Richardson's Allegheny County Courthouse, is a three-story sandstone and granite courthouse with a six-story clock tower and flanking pavilions. In 2007, the courthouse was rededicated with a ceremony patterned after the 1896 original dedication.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966

 
Erected 1966 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1191.)
 
Location. 29° 5.514′ N, 97° 17.332′ W. Marker is in Cuero, Texas, in DeWitt County. Marker is on North Gonzales Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 North Gonzales Street, Cuero TX 77954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
De Witt County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, April 5, 2019
2. De Witt County Courthouse
are within walking distance of this marker. Old Chisholm Trail Centennial Monument (here, next to this marker); General August C. Buchel (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Methodist Church of Cuero (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church of Cuero (about 500 feet away); James Norman Smith (about 500 feet away); Grace Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); St. Michael's Catholic Church (about 700 feet away); Knights of Pythias Hall, Jewel Lodge No. 103 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cuero.
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally placed when the building was recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark in 1966. The marker text was revised after the courthouse received a full restoration in 2007.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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