Fort Bend County Courthouse - May 9, 2015

Take the girls on a field trip to Richmond, TX to see the County Courthouse

The 1909 Courthouse was renovated in 2013

One of the cornerstones with County Judge and four Commissioners

Statue of Mirabeau Lamar stands proudly in front of the courthouse

Texas Hero Erastus (Deaf) Smith died in Richmond in 1837

Buckley was the speaker of the Texas House during the Civil War

Lady Justice holds her scales above four clock faces atop the dome

Fort Bend County War Memorial of county citizens who died in battle

Focus on the right with only one recent death in Afghanistan on the left

We circle around the east side of the courthouse to the back

Girls try to enter from the south side doors but they are locked

The first addition to the courthouse came in 1935

Complete the circle by ending up on the southwest side

A final view of Lady Justice holding her scales

Across the street is the former home of John Moore, now a museum

Fancy home here and fancy gravesite in Morton Cemetery

Head back to the car on the west side of the Courthouse and drive to Morton Cemetery to find John Moore & Mirabeau Lamar