Goliad County Court House

Goliad County Court House

Goliad County Court House
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worldtravelsavy
Houston, TX190 contributions
Goliad Courthouse
Jun 2021
We love to visit towns with courthouses. Goliad is no exception. Gorgeous building that is in the center square of the town. Beautiful restored square with buildings, shops and restaurants. The courthouse is open to the public for free with free parking in the square. I have some great photos of the inside as well as the outside of the building. The whole old historic town is worth a look, and I highly recommend making your start right there. Also, my husband is an antique gun enthusiast and they have the only gun store in the county and it is run by a retired judge from the courthouse. He had lots of great information and a very nice gun exhibit, along with things he sells as well.
Written 5 August 2021
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Stephen K
Corpus Christi, TX1,369 contributions
Perfect place to start a bike ride to the historic missions and see the historic town square
Dec 2020
This 1894 courthouse ranks up there with some of the other beautiful county courthouses build in Texas. In fact, this one in Goliad was designed by the same person as the Caldwell courthouse in Lockhart (both are beautiful). We brought our bikes to go on the Angel of Goliad Hike and Bike Trail because the trailhead is just 2 short blocks to the south. This is a perfect starting point because you can also see the courthouse and the beautiful historic town square that surrounds the courthouse.
Written 7 December 2020
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KG_TXtraveler
Houston, TX459 contributions
Beautiful Courthouse
Sep 2020 • Family
The Goliad courthouse is beautifully restored to its 1894 appearance. The square is also quaint and a great example of a historic courthouse square. The lawn around the courthouse is full of old live oak trees and multiple historic plaques to read.
Written 8 September 2020
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RonnyC2723
Dallas, TX76 contributions
A Must-Visit Historical Site
Jul 2020 • Family
We had the wonderful opportunity to visit this beautiful county courthouse while touring this most historic city. The courthouse is beautifully preserved though it is still a working facility. Any staff you encounter will glady give a short but informative tour. The staircases are original and a must-see. An additional must visit includes the familiar Hanging Tree located in front of the square. There are some really good vintage shops and restaurants on the square. A grest side visit after visiting the Presidio Bahia.
Written 16 August 2020
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Kathy F
Sherman, TX85 contributions
Quick trip - great
Mar 2020
We arrived at the courthouse just 10 minutes before closing, but we dashed in and experienced the grandeur that once was so important to our early state residents. Well worth a stop!
Written 17 April 2020
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MichealWhelan
Traverse City, MI203 contributions
One of the finest court houses we have seen
Feb 2020
Goliad square was a surprise find in our trip through Texas history. The town square boasts one of the finest examples of court house architecture that we have seen in any of our travels. The site is well preserved complete with "The Hanging Tree" still thriving right outside of the court house steps. Spend some time wondering the grounds and you will begin to grasp life in a Texas town in the 1800's. When you are tired step across the street to one of the wonderful restaurants.
Written 23 March 2020
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Shuttrrbug
Sugar Land, TX546 contributions
One of the best in Texas, well preserved, magnificent small town square in Goliad.
Oct 2019
For the past several years, we have traveled the Lone Star State to take images of all 254 country courthouses. Goliad County Courthouse is a top ten for sure, historic, stunning, and the grounds with the large live oak trees adds to this experience. Especially the extremely large "Hanging Tree" on the property. The Goliad square provides restaurants and other establishments as additional ambiance in this most historic town. A must see in Goliad, along with the Presidio La Bahia fort.
Written 28 October 2019
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maggiet0813
Katy, TX2,796 contributions
Beautiful square and lots of history
Mar 2019
This building was completed in 1894 with beautiful trees surrounding the limestone building. The courthouse and surrounding square was added to National Register of historic places in 1976. Death by hanging was usually immediate back in the day so literally a big oak tree right in front of the courthouse was used for the hangings. It’s called the hanging tree. We went during market days (second Saturday of the month) and it was packed and stores were great. There was also music. Parking along streets.
Written 15 March 2019
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Mike Harmon
Pensacola, FL78 contributions
Origin of Cinco de Maya
Mar 2019 • Couples
Birthplace of the hero of Mexico’s war with France in the early 1800s, small building next to Mission Bahia. Instructive displays.
Written 8 March 2019
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Barry and Nicol... G
Reading, UK794 contributions
Courthouse in a square - lovely
Jul 2018 • Couples
We love the old squares in America which have old building sin them The Goliad court house is lovely. Park up and walk around. Lots of history all around you.
Written 15 July 2018
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