12/19/2012 Daily Photo: Somervell County Courthouse

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12/19/2012 Daily Photo: Somervell County Courthouse

Glen Rose is the county seat of Somervell County.  Anchoring the classic small-town square is one of the many remarkable courthouses Texas is famous for.  This late Victorian style courthouse was constructed of native limestone in 1893 after the previous incarnation burned.

Somervell County was formed in 1875 and named after Texas soldier, colonist, and statesman, Alexander Somervell.

I photographed this in 2012 and intentionally included the unique star-shaped fountain in the foreground.  Each point of the star houses a drinking fountain.

Somervell County Courthouse
Glen Rose, Texas
(slated for a future edition of Texas As I See It

Copyright 2012 Warren Paul Harris
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Somervell County Courthouse

Somervell County Courthouse

 

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