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GOLIAD COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Goliad, Texas
Goliad County

Goliad County has had four courthouses:
1847, 1855 (burned 6/6/1870), 1870 ca., & 1894
Restored Goliad County Courthouse,  Goliad, Texas
Goliad County Courthouse with the restored clock tower and turrets
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1964.

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2005

The Present Goliad County Courthouse
- Goliad, Texas

Date - 1894
Architect - English architect Alfred Giles
Style - Second Empire
Material - Stone and brick

The building originally had a clock tower and turrets that were removed in a 1942 hurricane. They were finally replaced in 2003.

An earlier tornado in 1902 forced the courthouse to be used as a hospital and morgue (plaque on courthouse lawn).

Historical Marker:

Goliad County Courthouse

Built 1894. Cost $67,888.95. Limestone and brick from 1870 courthouse were used in this, the fourth one built since county's creation in 1836. Used as hospital after 1902 cyclone. A 1942 storm tore off central clock tower. Enlarged in 1964. Preserving carved staircases, walnut wainscots.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1964.
Goliad County Courthouse vintage photo
Goliad County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT
Restored Goliad County Courthouse,  Goliad, Texas, 2005
Goliad County Courthouse with the restored clock tower
Photo courtesy Brandi Barthels, Goliad Economic Development Coordinator, October 2005
Goliad County Courthouse aerial view
Goliad County Courthouse after restoration of clock tower and cupolas in 2003
Photo courtesy Labahia Photography, 2003
Goliad County Courthouse without clock tower
Old postcard showing Goliad County Courthouse without the clock tower
Postcard courtesy rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
Goliad County Courthouse, Texas 1910s photo
Goliad courthouse postcard circa 1910s
Courtesy William Beauchamp Collection
Goliad County Courthouse
Goliad County Courthouse detail
TE photos, 2001
Goliad County Courthouse
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