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Anderson in Grimes County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Grimes County Courthouse

 
 
Grimes County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 4, 2013
1. Grimes County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  
Unique Victorian Texas public building. Third courthouse here. Site, in an 1824 land grant from Mexico, was donated 1850 by Henry Fanthorp, first permanent settler in county.

Built 1891 of hand-molded brick with native stone trim. Vault is same one used in previous buildings; has twice withstood fires.

Tried here in 1930s, a Clyde Barrow gang member vowed he'd see court in infernal regions.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1965

 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8585.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 30° 29.322′ N, 95° 59.212′ W. Marker is in Anderson, Texas, in Grimes County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Loop State Highway 429) and West Buffington Avenue, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street. Mounted at left of main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South Main Street, Anderson TX 77830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Grimes County Courthouse Entrance(<i>marker visible on wall, left of door</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 4, 2013
2. Grimes County Courthouse Entrance(marker visible on wall, left of door)
this marker. Grimes County (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Jesse Grimes and Mathew Caldwell (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Grimes County, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Rocky Creek Bridge (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Bahia Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fanthorp Inn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Michael Moore Kennard (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anderson.
 
More about this marker. Metal marker is somewhat weathered
 
Also see . . .
1. Grimes County Courthouse – Anderson. The Italianate courthouse designed by F.S. Glover and Company and completed in 1894 features both brick and native stone. It incorporates the east wall and foundations of an earlier courthouse that was destroyed by fire. Restoration completed in 2002. (Submitted on December 25, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Sarah Randolph Bradley Dodson (1812–1848). Lacking silk or bunting, Sarah made the flag out of three colored squares of cotton cloth. The square nearest the flagstaff was blue with a white star centered upon it. The middle square was white, and the outermost square was red. The flag was carried by the Harrisburg company to Gonzales, where an army of Texas colonists was assembling. Between October and December [1835] it went with the company through the battle of Concepción
Grimes County Courthouse (<i>marker visible on wall, left of entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 4, 2013
3. Grimes County Courthouse (marker visible on wall, left of entrance)
and the siege of Bexar, though it is unclear whether the flag was actually carried in battle. The flag was reportedly taken back to Harrisburg when the company returned home, and it is said to have flown over the building where the Convention of 1836 met and declared independence from Mexico. (Submitted on December 26, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Grimes County Courthouse (<i>east side</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 4, 2013
4. Grimes County Courthouse (east side)
Grimes County Courthouse (<i>north side</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 4, 2013
5. Grimes County Courthouse (north side)
Grimes County Courthouse (<i>northwest corner</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 4, 2013
6. Grimes County Courthouse (northwest corner)
Grimes County Courthouse (<i>west side</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 4, 2013
7. Grimes County Courthouse (west side)
Grimes County Courthouse (<i>window detail</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 4, 2013
8. Grimes County Courthouse (window detail)
Sarah Bradley Dodson Memorial Plaque (<i>at base of courthouse flag pole</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 4, 2013
9. Sarah Bradley Dodson Memorial Plaque (at base of courthouse flag pole)

This flag flown in memory
of
Sarah Bradley Dodson
who made the first
Texas Flag
September 15, 1835
She is buried near Bedias
Grimes County, Texas

Suber-Hadley Chapter
Daughters of Republic of Texas
1972
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on June 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4, 5, 6. submitted on December 25, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   7, 8, 9. submitted on December 26, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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