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 County: San Augustine County, TX
 Decade: 2000-2009
Historic Plaque, San Augustine County Courthouse

Historic Plaque, San Augustine County Courthouse

Date: October 26, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in San Augustine, Texas. It reads: "San Augustine County Courthouse. When the town of San Augustine was platted in 1834, this property was reserved for the public square, but it was another 20 years before the first courthouse was constructed here. San Augustine was one of the 23 original counties established after Texas won independence from Mexico in 1836. Early courts were held in the Mansion Hotel, and by 1840, the county government operated out of the Federal Custom House. In 1854, San Augustine County built its first Courthouse on the public square. The subsequent Courthouse, an 1893 Italianate structure, was razed to make room for the current building. Completed in 1927, the third San Augustine County Courthouse is constructed of Texas Lueders Stone. It is symmetrical in plan with a prominent central entry bay and exhibits influences of the classical revival style of architecture. The County Commissioner Court, with County Judge Ed Kennon presiding, selected East Texas architect Shirley Simons as the designer and the firm of Campbell and White as the builders. Over the years, the square has been a gathering place for community and county events. Monuments placed on the grounds include ...
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James Pinckney Henderson Monument, San Augustine

James Pinckney Henderson Monument, San Augustine

Date: October 26, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of the James Pinckney Henderson monument in front of the San Augustine County Courthouse.
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N. L. Tindall Building, San Augustine County Sheriff's Department

N. L. Tindall Building, San Augustine County Sheriff's Department

Date: October 26, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of the N. L. Tindall Building, now San Augustine County Sheriff's Department. Several cars are parked in front of the building.
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San Augustine County Courthouse, the cornerstone

San Augustine County Courthouse, the cornerstone

Date: October 26, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: San Augustine County Courthouse, the cornerstone. Erected 1927 Shirley Simons, Architect Campbell and White Builders
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San Augustine County Courthouse, the cornerstone

San Augustine County Courthouse, the cornerstone

Date: October 26, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: San Augustine County Courthouse, the cornerstone. E.D. Kennon, County Judge J. W. Richey; J. H. Tingle; H. E. Anderson; Y. P. Askew; Commissioners J. E. Nolen County Clerk
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San Augustine County Sesquicentennial Time Capsule

San Augustine County Sesquicentennial Time Capsule

Date: October 26, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: San Augustine "Cradle of Texas" Sesquicentennial Time Capsule, buried in concrete to be opened, March 2, 2036.
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San Augustine County Time Capsule, 1976

San Augustine County Time Capsule, 1976

Date: October 26, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: 1976, San Augustine "The Cradle of Texas" Special Notice Bicentennial - Time Capsule is buried here. Capsule is a wooden box, encased in a thick coat of fiber glass, and is completely surrounded in heavy concrete, buried about 18 inches deep. Capsule is to be opened on July 4th, 2076.
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Veterans Memorial, San Augustine County

Veterans Memorial, San Augustine County

Date: October 26, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: For God and Country Semper Fidelis In Memory of Those Who Lost Their Lives in Time of War Killed in Action Anderson, Nolan R.; Beard, Bruce; Belser, Oscar L.; Brown, Willie B.; Bullock, Jim; Dominy, Reed H.; Emmons, E. H. (Ned); Emmons, John L.; Fitzgerald, Garland; Fussell, Lucien; Gill, William; Hightower, James C.; Holloway, Ollie J.; Kingsley, Paul E.; Lanning, J. B.; Lakey, Hardy L.; Lee, Fred; Lewis, Johnnie D.; Moore, Jessie L.; Norwood, Thomas A.; O'Neal, Raymon E.; Oxley, Tom E.; Powell, Harvey; Powell, T. J.; Rash, W. H.; Reeder, Luther; Rulfs, Milam I.; Sharpton, Billy M.; Sheffield, Willie H.; Vaughn, Troy; Wade, Lance C.; Wall, Gladwyn J.; Wells, Darwin T.; Whitton, Nugent; Williams, Basil E.; Willison, William S. Died in Service Allen, George L.; Barnes, Wilma; Berry, Nehemiah; Bodine, Joseph A.; Chance, Raymond H.; Clifton, Melvin; Dickerson, Henry; Higginbotham, E. C.; Lane, Valton; Mahan, Ernest E.; Mathews, William C.; Nash, Laurie; Perry, Pink E.; Runnels, C. B.; Sexton, Johnie B.; Taylor, Wilburn; Warr, Noah; West, Levi. Erected by the citizens of San Augustine County, sponsored by Post 387 American Legion.
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San Augustine County Courthouse

San Augustine County Courthouse

Date: October 27, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: San Augustine County Courthouse, built 1927.
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