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Franklin County Courthouse, Texas

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see Mt. Vernon Town Square
see historic Franklin County Jail

County Seat – Mt. Vernon
Built – 1912
Style – Classical Revival
Architect – L. L. Thurman
Date of Photos – 12/11/12

At least the historical jail wasn’t hard to find – right next door. This lovely courthouse sits on a corner across from the town square. Actually – the front does not appears to face the square – but the square is provided a side entrance with its own columned portico. It’s obvious from the pictures that it is currently being restored – and seems a sure shot to be on my ‘Must Revisit’ list. The tower and clock are impressive as is are the front and side porticos. Look forward to coming back some day.


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