First County Courthouse

First County Courthouse (HM2EH1)

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N 29° 21.423', W 98° 52.609'

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Erected 1854; first permanent courthouse in Castroville, the first seat (1848-1892) of Medina County. When built, structure was on old road to San Antonio.

This building took place of temporary office space which County Court had used 6 years. It was built by Joseph Burger and has 18-inch-thick walls of native limestone.

Additions to original building include one-story wings on both sides and outside staircase to the second floor.

After Hondo became County Seat this building was used as a school; now houses City Hall.
HM NumberHM2EH1
Year Placed1968
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 511956 N 3247551
Decimal Degrees29.35705000, -98.87681667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 21.423', W 98° 52.609'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 21' 25.38" N, 98° 52' 36.54" W
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