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Glen Rose in Somervell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Somervell County Courthouse

 
 
Somervell County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, August 10, 2019
1. Somervell County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  Built 1893. Late Victorian style. Native limestone construction.

County was organized in 1875 and named for General Alexander Somervell (1796-1854), Texas soldier, colonist, and statesman.

Court was first held in an old store across road from Barnard's Mill. A log cabin (1 block W) was used later. Third courthouse (first on this site) was finished in 1882 but burned in 1893, along with many valuable records. Present structure has a fireproof vault.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1963

 
Erected 1963 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4978.)
 
Location. 32° 14.106′ N, 97° 45.341′ W. Marker is in Glen Rose, Texas, in Somervell County. Marker is on Northeast Barnard Street (State Highway 144), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Northeast Barnard Street, Glen Rose TX 76043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Somervell County Veterans (a few steps from this marker);
Somervell County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, August 10, 2019
2. Somervell County Courthouse
Somervell County (a few steps from this marker); Dinosaur Tracks (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Campbell Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Squaw Creek Indian Fight, 1864 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Comanche Peak (approx. 10 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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