Old Helena Courthouse

Old Helena Courthouse (HM2FTU)

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N 28° 57.007', W 97° 49.222'

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Soon after Karnes County was created and organized in 1854, a frame and clapboard courthouse was erected at this site in the center of Jefferson Square.

This rock structure was built in 1873 to replace the first courthouse and adjacent county clerk's office, which had been destroyed by a storm and fire following the Civil War (1861-65).

After county seat was moved to Karnes City in 1894, building was used as a school until 1945.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1970

Incise on base: Sponsored by the Karnes City Businessmen's Luncheon Club
Year Placed1970
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 11:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 614955 N 3203031
Decimal Degrees28.95011667, -97.82036667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 57.007', W 97° 49.222'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 57' 0.41999999999987" N, 97° 49' 13.32" W
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