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Coldspring, Texas
Coldspring - Veterans Memorial
Coldspring - MSGT Lilley Monument
Coldspring - Veterans Memorial
Coldspring - Laurel Hill Baptist Church
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Coldspring - San Jacinto County Courthouse

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See Coldspring, Texas May 20, 2017
Coldspring is a nice little town with some interesting history and things to see. Coldspring is a small town of about 890 (up 29% since 2000) located along Texas Highway 150 in San Jacinto County in the Piney Woods Section of Texas. The area was first settled as a part of a land grant given to Colonel Robert Rankin, a veteran of the American Revolution, and is connected to Stephen Austin's colonization of Texas. The town was established around 1847 as "Coonskin", then renamed "Firemen's Hill", and "Cold Springs". The name was finally changed to Cold Spring sometime after 1850. Cold Spring is the county seat of San Jacinto County. The first courthouse here was made of wood and burned down in 1915. The current courthouse was completed in 1917 using the Italian Renaissance style of architecture, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. San Jacinto County was named after the nearby river which was also the source of the name for the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution.

Coldspring has a nice historic district with a few buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. Two buildings in Coldspring are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

There are a couple of nice Veterans Memorials on the courthouse grounds. One honors the veterans of all wars and the other is a special one dedicate to Prisoner of War MSG Merritt Lilley. I feel it is important to remember the sacrifices made by our military and their contributions to our freedom and way of life.
San Jacinto County Courthouse
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Coldspring Historic District
Laurel Hill Baptist Church
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