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(9-2012) Enlarge Second Floor Landing & Courtroom:
The very small second floor landing at the top of the stairway. Through the double doors can be seen the courtroom which takes up most of the space of the second floor. To the right and left of the landing are the defense and prosecution council rooms. A rod-iron banister has been installed during restoration for the safety of museum visitors but take a moment to notice the original 3-foot wooden banister which winds down to the first floor. Great care must have been taken while coming and going during those packed court sessions

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(9-2012) Enlarge Furnishings Inside (Left) Council Room:
This is the council room interior to the left of the upstairs landing facing the back of the courthouse. These two council rooms are small and would have been used to prepare the prosecution and defense for court


(9-2012) Enlarge Fireplace Inside (Left) Council Room:
Each of the two small council rooms have their own small fireplaces. The bars at the doorway of each room in the courthouse are to prevent excess wear of foot traffic in each room. The caretaker has no issues however with giving a guided tour into each room if asked

(9-2012) Enlarge - (Right) Council Room View:
Interior view of the Prosecution/Defense Council Room to the right of second floor landing. This is facing the front of the courthouse. The fireplace is positioned to the right of this view. Note the exposed hand-hewn wall slat to the upper right of the window molding


(9-2012) Enlarge Courtroom:
One of the finest examples of an old South courtroom still in existence! This looks much like it did back when it was first built and being used. This room was at times the best entertainment in town. It had it's light moments as well. For example, there is the story of a drunken Jacinto citizen by the name of Andy Cole who went to court and made faces at the Judge and Jury. The Judge ordered the Sheriff to lock Andy in jail. Cole refused to enter the cell stating that it was inhabited by snakes. The Sheriff entered to prove differently; Andy closed the door, pocketed the key, and returned to his former occupation of sweeping the floors at the court. Drinking became a problem for Jacinto with all of the taverns and bars in existence during it's heyday. Jacinto was home to two classes of citizens...those who fought and drank and those who went to church and temperance meetings


(9-2012) Enlarge Right Side Seating in Courtroom:
Wood slat Courtroom benches provided seating for Jacinto citizens in attendance at the packed Courtroom hearings. The benches are original and are thought to have been built in the Courtroom

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