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Jourdanton in Atascosa County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Atascosa County Courthouse

 
 
Atascosa County Courthouse Replication of First Marker image. Click for full size.
By John A Hensarling, June 21, 2012
1. Atascosa County Courthouse Replication of First Marker
Inscription. This log cabin is a replica of first courthouse built 1856 near Amphion (Navatasco) 9 miles to the northwest, on site given by Jose Antonio Navarro out of his 1828 grant from Coahuila and Texas. A signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, he helped organize this county.

First court term, 1857. First officials:
Sheriff, James H. French
Chief Justice, Marcellus French
District Clerk, Edward Walker
County Clerk, Daniel Tobin
Tax Assessor-Collector, Thomas R. Brite
County Treasurer, Baylor Winn
District Attorney, James Paul
District Judge, E.F. Buckner
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 225.)
 
Location. 28° 55.11′ N, 98° 32.73′ W. Marker is in Jourdanton, Texas, in Atascosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Street (State Highway 97) and Campbell Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Oak Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jourdanton TX 78026, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Atascosa County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Atascosa County Courthouse (about 400 feet
Replica of first Atascosa County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By John A Hensarling, June 21, 2012
2. Replica of first Atascosa County Courthouse
away); Martin Abstract Company (about 400 feet away); Jourdanton United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Atascosa County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jourdanton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ralph Roy Smith (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jourdanton.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2012, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2012, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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