Visit Comanche- Home Of The Oldest Log Courthouse In Texas!


And while you’re in town, be sure to stop by Miguel’s Little Mexico, located on Highway 377 East, for some of the best Southwest Cooking in Central Texas!

Be sure to tell Mike and Niki that Texans United sent you.


Love Texas road trips? We do too, and we never stop looking for great photo ops to share with you!   If you are a Texas history buff, or if you just like to KNOW how it really was back in the “old days,” then we’d suggest a visit to the little town of Comanche, home of the oldest standing log courthouse in the state of Texas.

As impossible as it seems, from 1856 to 1859, the unassuming log structure that you will find on the southwest corner of the town square housed the county records. Even more amazing than that, the courthouse was also the site of the first murder trial in the county. Now, if you can figure out how to get a judge, an attorney for the defense, a prosecutor, a defendant, and 12 jurymen into one of those little rooms, you have a better imagination than we do, and that is saying a lot!

I suppose the witnesses must have waited outside, but who knows? We are terribly spoiled today, aren’t we?

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for and marketing small-town Texas.
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