Coldspring (San Jacinto County) – 03/05/2016

Coldspring has had several other names during its lifetime, including Cookskin, Fireman’s Hill and Cold Spring. In 1870 with the establishment of San Jacinto County, Cold Spring became the county seat. The first courthouse burned and the current courthouse was built in 1915.

Heinz and Brooke were working the start table.

Heinz and Brooke were working the start table.

Former Laurel Hill Baptist Church, renamed First Baptist when it moved to this location.

Former Laurel Hill Baptist Church, renamed First Baptist when it moved to this location.

Sign says "Almost Heaven", home built in 1890.

Sign says “Almost Heaven”, home built in 1890.

Volksmarchers doing the walk.

Volksmarchers doing the walk.

Child's Playhouse

Child’s Playhouse

House where the playhouse was located.

House where the playhouse was located.

Nice house

Nice house

War Memorial

War Memorial

1936 Centennial County Marker

1936 Centennial County Marker

San Jacinto County Courthouse

San Jacinto County Courthouse

Coldspring United Methodist Church: The sanctuary, which is still used today, was erected in 1858.

Coldspring United Methodist Church: The sanctuary, which is still used today, was erected in 1858.

McClanahan-Trapp House circa 1880

McClanahan-Trapp House circa 1880

Old county jail is now a museum. Some claim it is haunted.

Old county jail is now a museum. Some claim it is haunted.

New Waverly School circa 1921 was moved here.

New Waverly School circa 1921 was moved here.

Hanging Tree

Hanging Tree

300 Year Old Oak

300 Year Old Oak

Lovely tree

Lovely tree

Old town Coldspring

Old town Coldspring

Looks like a camel to me.

Looks like a camel to me.

Urbana RR Depot moved here.

Urbana RR Depot moved here.

Carol and Ed waiting for me to finish taking pictures and catch up.

Carol and Ed waiting for me to finish taking pictures and catch up.

Tulip Tree on the courthouse lawn.

Tulip Tree on the courthouse lawn.

Bonnie, Helen and Heidi working to get ready for the meeting.

Bonnie, Helen and Heidi working to get ready for the TVA meeting.

Cookies for the meeting attendees.

Cookies for the meeting attendees.

 

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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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One Response to Coldspring (San Jacinto County) – 03/05/2016

  1. Gypsy Bev says:

    Like those old, old trees with branches in every direction. I think I’d like to live in that child’s playhouse – if it had a bathroom!

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