Wilson County Courthouse - July 9th, 2018

Visit the 1884 Wilson County Courthouse in Floresville

Only the 2nd courthouse built, first one was in 1872

The goddess of justice with blindfold, sword & scales stands tall

City named for prominent family that arrived before the American Revolution

Texas Independence Centennial stone placed in 1936

County named for Mier Expedition participant who survived & returned

The Mason's laid the cornerstone in 1884

Wilson was a newspaper editor, district clerk, lawyer & preacher

Construction year pressed into the threshold concrete

Only the 2nd county courthouse built in Wilson County

Step inside and look down the hallway of the first floor

Take the stairs to the 2nd floor to find the courtroom

Wilson County court is not in session

Check out the bracketed cornice and noteworthy central tower w/steeple

View the southeastern side of the courthouse from D Street

Walk around the back to the northwest side with plenty of trees

Northwestern side view from C Street

Complete the circle on the western corner of the 130+ year building

Next door is the Wilson County Jailhouse Museum

Cpt Wright raised his family inside while serving as sheriff

The jail was built in 1887 and in use until 1974

General living quarters on the ground floor, w/prisoner cells on the 2nd

'Peanut King' Joe T. Sheehy made peanuts a viable crop in 1916

Floresville is so proud of their courthouse, its a part of their logo