Details for District Court Tree (Atlas Number 5089001231)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5089001231


Marker Number 1231
Atlas Number 5089001231
Marker Title District Court Tree
Index Entry District Court Tree
City Columbus
County Colorado
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 738049
UTM Northing 3288485
Subject Codes lumber topics; courthouses; Botany
Marker Year 1969
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location in center of Travis Street, near intersection of Travis & Walnut; tree is dead but marker remains
Marker Size 14" x 24"
Marker Text In 1837 this Oak sheltered Texas jurors. Courthouse was unfinished because logs coming down-river for building had swept past in strong current. R. M. Williamson, presiding, was called "Three-Legged Willie" due to appearance: He had good leg, crippled leg, and wooden leg.