093 of 254: Trinity County Courthouse, Groveton, Texas. County Population: 14,585
"Trinity County covers 692 square miles of rolling to hilly terrain that extends diagonally from the Trinity River northeast to the Neches River. Altitudes in Trinity County range from 150 to 400 feet above sea level.
"On February 11, 1850, the Texas legislature established Trinity County.
"The county's name is from the Trinity River, which forms its southeastern
"In 1854 Sumpter, a primitive village, was declared county seat, and a small courthouse and jail were built; that same year the county's first post office was established there.
"The county's social and political geography shifted after 1872, when the Houston and Great Northern Railroad extended its tracks into the small village of Trinity, located in the southwestern part of the county. Almost immediately people began to move out of Sumpter to Trinity and Pennington. In May 1873, a few months after the Sumpter courthouse burned with most of the county records, the town of Trinity became the seat of government for the county. The next year, after another election, Pennington became the county seat; its courthouse burned in 1876.
"A new town, Groveton, appeared around the Trinity Lumber Company's mill and grew so quickly that in 1882 the county's voters chose to make it the county seat."
John Leffler and Christopher Long, "TRINITY COUNTY," Handbook of Texas Online
I visited Trinity County and photographed the courthouse in Groveton on April 10, 2011 and again on March 23, 2012.