San Augustine Co. Courthouse - Nov. 22, 2017

Visit the county and city named San Augustine, started in 1834, to Main and Broadway where stands the third courthouse built in 1927

Where James Pinckney Henderson, the first Governor of Texas, Mexican War Major General, and Texas Senator, holds court

San Augustine was one of the original 23 counties formed after Independence

Governor Pinckney looks north across W. Columbia Street

Bicentennial Time Capsule to be opened on July 4th, 2076

Sesquicentennial Time Capsule to be opened on March 2nd, 2036

Better view the big windows of the main entrance beyond Governor Pinckney

Governor Pinckney was honored with all his accomplishments in 1936

The San Augustine County Courthouse was refurbished in 2010

This third courthouse was built in 1927, priors were built in 1840 and 1855

Walk around to the northeast side of the courthouse

The 1919 San Augustine Jail opened as museum in April, 2017

The big clock outside is next on the refurbishment list!     (it's 1:08pm)

Walk around to the south side of the courthouse

And continue around to the southwest side, in front of the gazebo

View the memorial to lost soldiers on the courthouse northwest side

MIA Major Murray Wortham was shot down over Vietnam on 12/30/1967

Go inside and view the courtroom from the third floor balcony

The big windows let in plenty of natural light at 1pm in the afternoon

View the south and west side walls of the big open courtroom

Look out the north side at Governor Pinckney before descending the stairs

Now inside the courtroom full of natural light

View of the third floor balcony from the second floor courtroom floor

Check out Santa's mailbox by the gazebo on the southwest side

Interesting building on the northwest side of Broadway and Main Street