Floresville, TX – 06/29/2018

Floresville is the Wilson County Seat. The town was platted in 1870 and the railroad arrived in 1883. It is 30 miles SE of San Antonio. We registered at a motel for the walk and drove over to the courthouse to start the walk.

We parked in front of the 1936 County Marker

Wilson County Courthouse – Architect – Alfred Gilesa. Built in 1884.

Lady Justice atop the Wilson County Courthouse.

Across the street is a vintage movie theater still showing movies.  It was built in 1911 as a dry goods store and turned into a movie theatre in 1928.

Peanut Memorial celebrating a major crop in this area.  Peanut was taking its morning shower.

County jail 1887-1974.  Now a museum.

First Baptist Church

United Methodist Church

Former School is now a County Courthouse Annex.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Sacred Heart Catholic School

El Mesias United Methodist Church

Ed passing the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Depot.

Tracks removed from the railroad right-of-way making a nice hiking trail.

Nice gravel trail.

Another view of the trail.

Day Lilies along the trail.

Back on street we passed this house which is undergoing restoration.

Same house, tower view.

Old service station is now a candy store.

Veterans Memorial Park

American Legion post. I didn’t even notice the sculpture until I was working with the pictures.

Bees were busy working in the cactus blossoms.

Another house with a corner tower.

This house has a corner porch.

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