Belton, TX Urban Hike – 07/30/16

Todays adventure included a walk through historic downtown Belton and through the lovely Mary Hardin Baylor Campus.

Leaving Confederate Park

Leaving Confederate Park

Courthouse clock shows we headed out right at 7am when it was still fairly cool.

Courthouse clock shows we headed out right at 7am when it was still fairly cool.

We visit a creekside park with this sign.

We visit a creekside park with this sign.

Above the sign is this weight bench.

Above the sign is this weight bench.

We begin a circle of the courthouse square. We pass this obelisk "Dedicated In This Our 200th Year Of Independence To All Bell County Veterans Of All Wars"

We begin a circle of the courthouse square. We pass this obelisk “Dedicated In This Our 200th Year Of Independence To All Bell County Veterans Of All Wars”

This Medallion and Plate, set on a limestone block (or concrete made to look like limestone) by the courthouse steps commemorates the building's restoration.

This Medallion and Plate, set on a limestone block (or concrete made to look like limestone) by the courthouse steps commemorates the building’s restoration.

1873-1884 Jail. At some point it was remodeled into a house. It is currently for sale.

1873-1884 Jail. At some point it was remodeled into a house. It is currently for sale.

Martha McWhirter House

Martha McWhirter House

H.A. & Helena Ware House

H.A. & Helena Ware House

We have arrived at the UMHB Campus.

Art on the Townsend Memorial Library

Some of the Art on the Townsend Memorial Library

The plaque reads: THE LIVING FLAME HONORING MARTHA SMIRL COOPER ALUMNAE PRESIDENT 1966-1972 BY CARROLL COOPER BRENT & KENT COOPER

The plaque reads:
THE LIVING FLAME
HONORING
MARTHA SMIRL COOPER
ALUMNAE PRESIDENT 1966-1972
BY CARROLL COOPER
BRENT & KENT COOPER

Nice archway

Nice archway

The walk leaves the campus and does a loop in a nice residential area.

Professor Charles Wedemeyer, a Baylor graduate, taught school here 1886 until 1911.

Professor Charles Wedemeyer, a Baylor graduate, taught school here 1886 until 1911.

Just an attractive home.

Just an attractive home.

Hitching Post in front of the Ferguson House.

Hitching Post in front of the Ferguson House.

Ferguson House

Ferguson House

We crossed these tracks twice.

We crossed these tracks twice.

Curtis Home

Curtis Home

One of the Baggett Houses

One of the Baggett Houses

The other Baggett house.

The other Baggett house.

We return to the UMHB Campus where we circle a small lake in a park.

One of several markers at the entrance to Millennium Oaks Park.

One of several markers at the entrance to Millennium Oaks Park.

Fountain in the park lake.

Fountain in the park lake.

Assumed to be the Millennium Oak.... no sign.

Assumed to be the Millennium Oak…. no sign.

Student Memorial

Student Memorial

Gazebo in the Park

Gazebo in the Park as we leave to head toward the UMHB Campus.

UMHB started out as a woman's college. This statue commemorates that.

UMHB started out as a woman’s college. This statue commemorates that.

UMHB Stadium

UMHB Stadium

A better view.

A better view of the stadium.

We leave the campus behind and head back to our car in Confederate Park.

The old Carnegie Library is now the Bell County Museum.

The old Carnegie Library is now the Bell County Museum.

Back by the courthouse on the way to our car.

Back by the courthouse on the way to our car.

A sign on the courthouse lawn.

A sign on the courthouse lawn.

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