District Court Tree - Columbus, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton
N 29° 42.378 W 096° 32.356
14R E 738065 N 3288776
Quick Description: A historic tree on the square in Columbus, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 6/20/2008 10:42:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM40YV
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 41

Long Description:
In 1837 this Oak sheltered Texas jurors. Courthouse was unfinished because logs coming down-river for building had swept past in strong current. R. M. Williamson, presiding, was called "Three-Legged Willie" due to appearance: He had good leg, crippled leg, and wooden leg.

Beneath this tree the first Court of the Third Judicial District of The Republic of Texas was held April, 1837 by Judge Robert M. Williamson ("Three Legged Willie").

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Historic Event:
The first district court was held under this tree in 1837 because the courthouse was not finished yet.

Year: 1837

Species: Oak

Approximate Age: 200

Location: Columbus, TX

Website: Not listed

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