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Joel Baggett Killed By Indians

I do not have a photo of Joel Baggett. This is his brother, John, and his family. John was just a toddler when Joel was killed.

The Baggett family lived in Cora, Texas in Comanche County. However, the family moved from Cora into what eventually became known as the Baggett Community, leaving vacant their cabin in Cora. According to Bill McCool, when Comanche County was created … Continue reading

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The Day We Moved Old Cora

The Day We Moved Old Cora

You know the story of Cora, the first county seat of Comanche County, as well as I do. You also know what the first courthouse of Comanche County looked like because the log structure still stands today. Oh, it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Comanche Has The Oldest Standing Log Courthouse In Texas

OLD CORA

Southwest Corner of the Comanche, Texas Courthouse Square Known as the oldest existing log courthouse in Texas, the tiny courthouse that has come to be known as Old Cora, housed the Comanche County records from 1856 until the county seat … Continue reading

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Comanche County Courthouses In 2013

OLD CORA, COMANCHE, TEXAS

What we call Old Cora today was actually simply called the courthouse from 1856-1859, just a log cabin that wasn’t being used by its former owner, the Baggett family. The log structure stood in what became the first county seat … Continue reading

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The Murder of Joe Baggett By Indians

THE VIEW FROM THE OLD OAK TREE

The Baggett family lived in Cora, Texas in Comanche County. However, the family moved from Cora into what eventually became known as the Baggett Community, leaving vacant their cabin in Cora. According to Bill McCool, when Comanche County was created … Continue reading

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