The town centers around the charming Courthouse Square with a pharmacy, restaurants, antiques, unique gift shops, and hand-made craft stores dating back to the 1800's. The square was officially entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
The empire style Courthouse, built on the site of the Goliadís second Courthouse (1865) was designed by noted Texas architect Alfred Giles and was completed in 1894. Many of the stones from the second Courthouse were used in the construction.
The square itself is based on the Harrisonburg square pattern, meaning six points of entry. This style is typically found in the East and Midwest and the only other fully developed square of this type in Texas is in Bellville, Austin County.
Come on by and enjoy a cold beverage while relaxing on one of the several rocking chairs located around the square.
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