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Here a log building was erected in 1846.
County officials installed Nov. 12, 1846
Geo. V. Lusk, Chief Justice
Wm. Childress, Probate Judge
Israel P. Reinhardt, County Clerk
Wm. B. Middleton, Sheriff
David Foster, Coroner
Baxter King, Assess…
Formed from Robertson County
Created March 17, 1846 Organized July 13, 1846
Named in honor of
Martin de Leon
A Texas empresario
Founder of Victoria
County seat, Leona 1846
Centerville, since 1850
Built 1887 of slate brick, locally made. One of oldest Texas courthouses still in its original state. County created in 1846. County seat was moved from Leona to Centerville in 1850.
Two earlier courthouses have occupied this site.
First blazed in 1691 by Captain Don Domingo Teran De Los Rios, first provincial governor of Texas, in an expedition officially directed by Father Fray Damian Massanet O.F.M. apostolic missionary and explorer in Texas. The general route was northea…