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Waco in McLennan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

McLennan County Courthouse

(Built 1901-02)

McLennan County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Diane Anderson, October 17, 2019
1. McLennan County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  Seat of justice for county organized in 1850 by founders of Waco, to give the young city added strength. Ironically, until the early 20th century, county outstripped city in prosperity.

This courthouse (the county's fourth) was built during peak of central Texas cotton wealth. The Renaissance Revival design by J. Riely Gordon of Dallas uses steel, limestone, concrete, and marble, with Texas red granite in the rusticated base. Housed here are numerous state, district, and county courts, with a law library open to all citizens.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1970

Erected 1970 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3302.)
Location. 31° 33.437′ N, 97° 8.002′ W. Marker is in Waco, Texas, in McLennan County. Marker is on Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Washington Avenue, Waco TX 76701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Courthouses of McLennan County (here, next to this marker); Gerald-Harris Shooting
McLennan County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Diane Anderson, October 17, 2019
2. McLennan County Courthouse
Marker is located at the base of the staircase.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Brann-Davis Shootings (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Waco Suspension Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jacob de Cordova (approx. 0.4 miles away); Waco Spring (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Waco (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Waco Suspension Bridge (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waco.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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