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    WILSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
    County Seat - Floresville, Texas

    Wilson County has had two courthouses: 1872 and 1884

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    Wilson county courthouse, Floresville Texas
    "Wilson County courthouse front view. The 1887 Wilson County jail, which is now a museum, is on the bottom left side of this photo." - Terry Jeanson, August, 2008

    The Present Wilson County Courthouse
    - Floresville, Texas

    Date - 1884
    Architect - Alfred Giles
    Style - Second Empire / Italianate
    Material - Brick plastered over in 1936


    Update:
    "The Wilson County courthouse has been evacuated after engineers found the building to be unsafe. A report on our local news showed courthouse employees talking about a sinking upper floor and debris falling on the lower floor. The outer walls have cracks all the way down to the foundation and one of the walls is bowing outwards. Further engineering analysis will determine the cost of repairs, but I believe an historical restoration will be the final solution. Like the Kennedy County courthouse in Sarita, I'm thinking that the area between the outer stucco and the interior brick is full of mold and destroying the brick.

    The building has been fenced off, but Floresville is still planning to have their annual Peanut Festival on the courthouse square this weekend." - Terry Jeanson, October 03, 2011
    1884Wilson county courthouse, Floresville Texas
    The 1884 Wilson county courthouse today
    A rear attached addition was built in 1986

    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, August, 2008
    Wilson County Courthouse, Floresville Texas 1939
    Wilson County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
    Photo courtesy of TXDoT
    Floresville Texas Wilson County courthouse old postcard
    Same view of the Wilson County Courthouse in 1912
    Photo courtesy of THC
    Wilson county courthouse, Floresville Texas
    Another view of the 1884 Wilson county courthouse
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2005
    Wilson County courthouse tower Floresville Texas
    Wilson County Courthouse tower
    TE photo, 2-02
    Goddess of Justice, Floresville, Texas
    Goddess of Justice
    TE photo, 2-02
    Wilson county courthouse front entrance to staircase, Floresville Texas
    Wilson county courthouse front entrance
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, August, 2008
    Wilson county courthouse district courtroom, Floresville Texas
    The centrally-located district courtroom on the second floor
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, August, 2008
    1884 Wilson county courthouse cornerstone, Floresville Texas
    "The Wilson County courthouse has two cornerstones, one on each side of the front portico." - Terry Jeanson, August, 2008
    Wilson county courthouse cornerstone, Floresville Texas
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, August, 2008
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    Ghosts of Wilson County by Lois Zook Wauson
    Most buildings around 100 years old have certainly got some ghosts stories passed down through the years... In a building as old as the county courthouse, I knew there were bound to be people who knew something. I was right. I interviewed one person about a ghost sighted in the courtroom upstairs... more
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