Bastrop, TX Bastrop County Courthouse Fire, Jan 1883
[Special Telegram to the News.]
BASTROP, January 1. -- At 10 o'clock this morning, the alarm of fire was given, and it was ascertained that the court-house was in flames. The fire had made such progress before discovery that it was impossible to save the building. The records and most of the valuable papers were saved. The cause of the fire is unknown. No insurance.
Galveston Weekly News, Galveston, TX 4 Jan 1883