Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Old Antique Vintage Postcards of Waxahachie & Sherman Texas Court Houses

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Today I want to visit two County Court Houses in the great state of Texas. Court Houses are a very popular subject for post card collectors since thousands of judges, lawyers, clerks and county employees work in these buildings and are rightly proud of their beauty. The first stop is Waxahacie Texas in the 1940s to see the beautiful Ellis County Court House which is still in use today and essentially unchanged on the exterior from this real photo post card. Waxahachie has grown from 6,205 people in 1908 to 21,426 in the 2000 census. The name Waxahacie is an Indian name meaning "cow creek" or "buffalo creek".

The second court house postcard is a 1908 view of the Grayson County Court House in Sherman Texas and also provides a great view of the businesses arount the Court House Square. Sherman was named the county seat in 1846 at the time the county was created. Population in 1908 was 12,412, grew to just over 15,000 by 1930 and had 37,710 in the 2000 census. Both of these postcards can be found in my Texas listings along with 10,000 additional postcards on my website Moody's Postcards.

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