Sanderson (Terrell County) – 09/01/2016

Sanderson is the county seat and it is the only town in Terrell County!  The walk registration was at the Budget Inn. Once registered we drove over to the County Courthouse to park and walk.

The 1906 Spanish Colonial Revival style Terrell County courthouse was remodeled in 1930 and 1983. Many of the Spanish Colonial elements were removed and replaced with a Mediterranean facade. Trees pretty well hide the building.

The 1906 Spanish Colonial Revival style Terrell County courthouse was remodeled in 1930 and 1983. Many of the Spanish Colonial elements were removed and replaced with a Mediterranean facade. Trees pretty well hide the building.

Veterans Memorial for WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

Veterans Memorial for WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

Eagle on display from the 1906 courthouse.

Eagle on display from the 1906 courthouse.

In 1931, this high school building was completed facing the Terrell County Courthouse.

In 1931, this high school building was completed facing the Terrell County Courthouse.

Art Deco designs decorate this building was created by well-known San Antonio architect, Ralph Cameron.

Art Deco designs decorate this building was created by well-known San Antonio architect, Ralph Cameron.

First Baptist Church is a two story white adobe church with no steeple.

First Baptist Church is a two story white adobe church with no steeple.

All that is left of an ancient wooden Eclipse windmill.

All that is left of an ancient wooden Eclipse windmill.

First Presbyterian Church. Lovely adobe church with steeple.

First Presbyterian Church. Lovely adobe church with steeple.

View of the mesa behind the town.

View of the mesa behind the town.

Just a nice house.

Just a nice house and garden.

Another view of the surrounding hills.

Another view of the surrounding hills.

Entrance to the football stadium.

Entrance to the football stadium.

Cactus Capitol of Texas Trail.

Cactus Capitol of Texas Trail.

Trail starts here. It is not included in the walk.

Trail starts here. It is not included in the walk.

Just an empty lot?

Just an empty lot?

One of the cutout steel art Ed pointed out in that "empty" lot.

One of the cutout steel art Ed pointed out in that “empty” lot.

Ed and the hills.

Ed and the hills.

Mexican Free Tail Bats abound in this area.

Mexican Free Tail Bats abound in this area.

This one must be sick because although he is alive, he's laying on the sidewalk.

This one must be sick because although he is alive, he’s laying on the sidewalk.

1936 Terrell County Marker.

1936 Terrell County Marker.

First Methodist Church, this present building was erected August 1945.

First Methodist Church, this present building was erected August 1945.

Joe Kerr building has a nice design. Appeared vacant.

Joe Kerr building has a nice design. Appeared vacant.

Unable to make out the ghost sign on this building.

Unable to make out the ghost sign on this building.

Old Princess Theater closed in/round 1975.

Old Princess Theater closed in/round 1975.

Terrell County Memorial Park.

Terrell County Memorial Park.

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Old RR depot? Not listed on the online depot database.

Old RR depot? Not listed on the online depot database.

Another church.

First Calvary Church

Nice old cart.

Nice old cart.

El Buen Pastor Methodist Church is a vernacular example of the Gothic revival style of architecture. Church was erected in 1908, using locally made adobe bricks. The small church has brick corners.

El Buen Pastor Methodist Church is a vernacular example of the Gothic revival style of architecture. Church was erected in 1908, using locally made adobe bricks. The small church has brick corners.

Almost back to the start.

Almost back to the start.

St. James' has beautiful slag glass windows with religious themes.

St. James’ has beautiful slag glass windows with religious themes.

St. James Catholic Church was constructed in 1941 of locally quarried native limestone.

St. James Catholic Church was constructed in 1941 of locally quarried native limestone.

Monument to General Alexander Terrell on the courthouse lawn.

Monument to General Alexander Terrell on the courthouse lawn.

Beautiful Classical Revival Masonic Hall built in 1930. It is not on the walk route, we drove by.

Beautiful Classical Revival Masonic Hall built in 1930. It is not on the walk route, we drove by.

Insignia above the door of the abandoned building.

Insignia above the door of the abandoned building.

Private cemetery owned by St. James Catholic Church not on the walk route either.

Private cemetery owned by St. James Catholic Church not on the walk route either.

Cedar Grove Cemetery: The cemetery contains a corner for "orphan" tombstones that were washed from their foundations by the 1965 flood. There is also a monument to those who lost their lives in the 1965 flood.

Cedar Grove Cemetery: The cemetery contains a corner for “orphan” tombstones that were washed from their foundations by the 1965 flood. There is also a monument to those who lost their lives in the 1965 flood.

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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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2 Responses to Sanderson (Terrell County) – 09/01/2016

  1. Looks like a very interesting walk. I was impressed by the adobe churches. –Curt

  2. BoobOnARock says:

    Your posts make me want to get into Volksmarching again!

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