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Goliad County Court House

127 N Courthouse Square, Goliad, TX 77963
+1 361-645-3294
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Texas history

This building was built in the late 19th century. The limestone exterior is from the local... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen G
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San Antonio, Texas
via mobile
Majestic building for a small town

Travelling around Texas for the last five weeks we've been struck by the grandeur of many small... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
AllanJGJ
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Wellington, New Zealand
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127 N Courthouse Square, Goliad, TX 77963
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+1 361-645-3294
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"historical markers"
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"courthouse square"
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"hanging tree"
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"great small town"
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"clock tower"
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"market days"
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"texas history"
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"empire"
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"limestone"
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"yard"
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"lawn"
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"santa"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This building was built in the late 19th century. The limestone exterior is from the local quarries. Surrounded by numerous historical plaques, it really explains what was going on at that time.

Thank Karen G
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Travelling around Texas for the last five weeks we've been struck by the grandeur of many small town courthouses and the variety of architectural styles and this is one of the best. Having just had a week in San Antonio and a walk around the...More

Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great piece of retained history. Beautiful building and well worth a stop. The hanging tree is still alive in the yard. WOW.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Goliad is a gem of city. Santa Anna's men killed Fannin's men and the mission La Bahia and the Fannin Burial grounds are just a few miles away. The huge old tree on the courthouse square reminds you of a Texas of 150 years ago...More

Thank Glynis S
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We are from out of state and luckily we were here for Goliad Market Day Saturday! (Second Saturday of Every month) It is located on the Courthouse square. The Courthouse is beautiful. They have interesting facts/marker all around the square. The Hangman's tree was interesting...More

Thank susan W
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Attended the 2017 Christmas parade around the square on Friday night 12/1/17. Great small town holiday event. Saturday 12/2/17 noon Santa arrived riding a Longhorn steer. Perfect Texas holiday event. Many arts and craft vendors and food trucks with shopping and eating options. Plan to...More

Thank Texasgirl0915
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

I had been to Goliad in the late 1990s, and was not impressed. I read, however, that it had been restored and the clock tower replaced. The results are pretty impressive. If you like architecture and historical buildings, don't miss this courthouse if you are...More

Thank capitollover
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Built in 1894, this limestone and brick structure is a splendid example of Second Empire architecture. the Goliad County Courthouse has been used as a hospital following the cyclone of 1902. It was damaged in the hurricane of 1942 when the clock tower was torn...More

Thank retphcs
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

What a beautiful old courthouse. The spires were brought in from Salt Lake City, the courtroom was beautiful oak and the sheriff greeted us and made us feel welcome. The hanging tree on the grounds was also interesting

Thank Carol F
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The family stopped here after a weekend camping trip and it was worth the delay! This old courthouse is full of history and is well documented with plaques around the courthouse lawn. The architecture is absolutely beautiful. Too bad they don't make them like this...More

Thank inglesidejohn
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