COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1837
COUNTY NAMED FOR: The vast Mexican Municipality of Goliad. Goliad is an anagram of the surname of
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the "Goliath" revolutionary in the Mexican War of Independence.
COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Same as the county.
Four - 1847, 1855, 187?, and 1894.
STANDING: One -1894 Second Empire courthouse built of brick and stone. A hurricane in 1942 destroyed the clock tower and other elements, which were not replaced until a building rennovation in 2002-2003.
RENOVATION: Complete -
Rededication December 4, 2003.
This building is very
similar to the Caldwell
County Courthouse in Lockhart,
also by Alfred Giles.
ADDRESS: 407 S Market Street,