Gatesville, TX 01/09/2017

We made a day trip to visit Gatesville, TX which is the county seat of Coryell County. This is a new walk location so we had a lot of fun exploring.

Walk start is at the Public Library.

Walk start is at the Public Library.

Five statues, a clock, and a bell adorn the top of the courthouse.

Five statues, a clock, and a bell adorn the top of the courthouse.

We deviated from the walk route to go inside the courthouse. There is a lovely dome skylight.

We deviated from the walk route to go inside the courthouse. There is a lovely dome skylight.

Statue of James Coryell, a Texas Ranger for whom the county was named.

Also in the courthouse rotunda is a statue of James Coryell, a Texas Ranger for whom the county was named.

Raby Park has a lovely creek area.

Walk continued to Raby Park which  has a lovely creek area.

We walked through the park.

We walked through the park.

We passed by the main entrance.

We passed by the main entrance.

We continued through a residential area.

We continued through a residential area.

We entered the City Cemetery.

We entered the City Cemetery.

After circling the cemetery we left by the same gate.

After circling the cemetery we left by the same gate.

Nice rock home.

Nice rock home.

First Baptist Church was built in 1936.

First Baptist Church was built in 1936.

WPA post office from 1936.

The walk goes past the WPA post office from 1936.

WPA artwork from 1939.

If you detour inside you will find a  piece of WPA artwork from 1939.

We passed back by the courthouse.

We walked back past by the courthouse.

Spinning wheel on display at museum.

We saw this spinning wheel on display at the museum.

Museum building.

This is the Museum which is on Main Street.

We finished up the walk back at the library. This was the short 6K version of the walk. If you’d like more information on this event click on this link.

Flyer for walk events.

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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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