We pride ourselves on the fascinating events that have happened over the years. Learn more about our historic courthouse over the years.
The courthouse is actually the 4th courthouse erected by Wise County to serve as the center of county government. The two previous courthouses burned before.
Decatur’s community thought that the building price of the courthouse was outrageous to the point that no city officials were re-elected that year.
The courthouse has a twin building in the city of Waxahachie, but the Decatur courthouse is made from solid pink granite and Vermont marble.
“Eighter From Decatur” saying
Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland is part of the national grasslands, located in the stunning Great Plains of the northern part North Texas.
Battle of the Knobs
The mounds in the Texas landscape represents a memorial to the lives that were lost at the battle.
campsite of Jesse James
Visit the campsites of Jesse and Frank James, notable gunslingers in the wild west.
Old Stone Prison
Marked as the first stone house built in Decatur for policemen, the house was erected from the hands of prisoners and turned the basement into a jailhouse.
See how the history of Decatur has been preserved since the inception.
wise county reunion
The oldest reoccurring event in Wise County features generations of Confederate veteran’s and locals sharing memories after a long battle.
(SH 51, Decatur, TX, USA)
The stunning story of a family pioneering their way through the war as their incredible trade is seen all over the U.S.
Wise County Poor Farm & Cemetery
The 320 acre ranch began as a place where convicts could go to work out fines. This area is now the home to a cemetery, where inmates are buried.
Sam Woody’s Cabin
Decatur’s first residency cabin, moved from the Deep Creek area to the Decatur History Museum, was built in a day, made from wood, grasses and mud.