Wise County Courthouse
Decatur, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1896
Architect -  J. Riely Gordon
Photos: Robert Deering 6/16/2013
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1856

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Henry A. Wise, a United States Congressman from Virginia, who, during the 1840s, supported the annexation of Texas.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Decatur

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Naval hero Stephen Decatur.

COURTHOUSES: Four - 1858, 1861, 1883, and 1896

STANDING:  One -1896 Romanesque Revival courthouse built of stone.

ADDRESS: 101 N. Trinity Street, Decatur, Texas

 
 

1886 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939
 
 
1886 Courthouse
Photo: Robert Deering 4/14/2003
 
 

 
         
         
             
         
       

Photo: Robert Deering 7/8/2016

 

Decatur, Texas

 
First Baptist Church of Decatur
Photo: 4/22/2005
 
Decatur Baptist College - Completed in 1892
Now Serves as Wise County Heritage Museum
Photo: 6/2/2013
 
Sam Woody Cabin - Completed in 1854
Now Located at the Wise County Heritage Museum
Photo: 6/2/2013
 
Waggoner Home - "El Castile" - Competed in 1883
Was Headquarters for Waggoner Ranch Empire
Photo: 6/2/2013
 
Grace Baptist Church
Photo: 6/2/2013
 
Former Decatur Post Office
Now Serves as Visitor Center
Photo: 6/2/2013

Decatur High School
Photo: 6/17/2013