Old Cora, Comanche, Texas
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 was moved to the soon to be established town of Comanche, Texas in July of 1859.
Old Cora originally sat about twelve miles southeast of today’s town of Comanche in the little settlement known as Cora, the original county seat of Comanche County, Texas. Of course at that time, she was simply referred to as “the courthouse.” Today, this historic building rests under the Fleming Oak (You will find the first half of Mart Fleming's story on another blog) on the southwest corner of the courthouse square.
Want to see or visit Cora today? http://www.texansunited.com/comanche/old-cora
Old Cora is a great photo op. I also used to take students inside twelve at a time and install them as a jury and then add a judge, etc. until I had the right number of bodies inside because inside Cora is exactly where the first murder trial in Comanche County was held.
Of course no one, me included, can believe that people used to cramp up together like that.