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GARZA COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Post, Texas

Garza County has had two courthouses:
1908, 1923
See Garza County Courthouse Historical Marker

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 1923 Garza County courthouse, Post Texas
The 1923 Garza County courthouse
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, August 2006

The Current Garza County Courthouse
Post, Texas

Date - 1923
Architect - C. A. Carlander
Style - Texas Renaissance
Material - Brick and concrete

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

The 1923 Garza County Courthouse was built to replace the original one from 1908. A statue of C. W. Post stands in front of the courthouse (although he's actually seated).

Garza County Courthouse C.W. Post Statue
Garza County Courthouse C.W. Post Statue
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, August 2006
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Photographer's Note:
"Statue of cereal magnate C.W. Post, the founder of the town. I tried to find some Post Toasties to put in his lap when I took this picture, but all I could find were some Honey Bunches of Oats." - Terry Jeanson

 Garza County courthouse  historical marker, Post Texas
Garza County courthouse historical marker
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, August 2006
Historical Marker Text

Garza County Courthouse

After Garza County's creation in 1876, it was not until 1907, at the initiative of cereal producer C. W. Post, that the county was formally organized. In 1922, when the population had grown to about 4500 and the cotton industry had spurred economic growth, citizens approved the sale of bonds to finance a new courthouse. The commissioners court selected prominent regional architect Guy Carlander of Amarillo to design the courthouse, and awarded the construction bid to the Fred T. Bone Company, also of Amarillo. Built in 1923 of reinforced concrete with brick exterior and cast stone details, the Garza County courthouse is a late, but fine, example of Prairie School architecture.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2000

Garza County courthouse entrance, Post Texas
Garza County courthouse entrance
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, August 2006
Garza County courthouse, Post TX 1939 vintage photo
Garza County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy of TXDoT
1923 Garza County Courthouse, Post Texas old  postcard
Old postcard view of the 1923 Garza County Courthouse
Courtesy rootsweb.com/%7Etxpstcrd/

Post Tx Garza County Centennial Marker
Garza County Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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1936 Texas Centennial Highway Marker

Garza County

Formed from Young and Bexar Territories

Created August 21, 1876
Organized June 15, 1907

Named in honor of The Garza family
Natives of the Canary Islands.
Pioneer settlers of San Antonio in 1731.
A cattle raising county since its settlement
Agricultural since 1910.
Textile mills established in 1912.
Post, the county seat.


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