Cleburne in Johnson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Johnson County Courthouse Stone
This stone is from the fourth Johnson County Courthouse, a red brick three story building with a four story bell/clock tower, and was finished October 6, 1883 costing $49,685. The building was destroyed by fire on April 16, 1912. City Marshall A. Bledsoe, serving in the absence of his brother, Fire Chief Baylor Bledsoe, (who was on vacation) lost his life.
The bell tower cost $4,000. Mr. Dodson, respected Confederate soldier was the architect, Mr.. Lee slaughter was the contractor. This cornerstone was given back to the county by the family of the late Carl Collins.
Erected 1990 by Johnson County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Industry & Commerce • Law Enforcement. A significant historical date for this entry is April 16, 1912.
Location. 32° 20.835′ N, 97° 23.161′ W. Marker is in Cleburne, Texas, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of North Caddo Street (State Highway 171) and East Chambers Street, on the left when traveling north on North Caddo Street. The marker is located Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 North Main Street, Cleburne TX 76033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Johnson County Confederate Memorial (a few steps from this marker); General Patrick R. Cleburne (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Middleton T. Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Cleburne Town Square (within shouting distance of this marker); The 36th Division - Texas National Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Desert Storm Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleburne.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.