December 28, 2006


Athens, Texas ( 73 miles SE of Dallas), is the Henderson County Seat.

The Henderson County Historical Museum is housed in the l896 Faulk-Gauntt Building. the second floor of the museum is a recreation of a turn-of-the-century law office, parlor, bedroom, bath, kitchen, and schoolroom.

Henderson County Jail

This building has one of the nicest murals I've seen. To Lady Justice's right is Charlton Heston as Moses in The Ten Commandments (1956), and to her left is Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).

The quote is from Proverbs 22: 22, 23: " Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them." And bonus points for the old Jim Garrett ghost sign! Around the corner, on the other side of this building is much less pleasant, modern advertising:

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