Tuesday, March 31, 2015


We have been in Austin taking care of our little granddaughter, Hannah. When we have time, we enjoy driving the back roads and staying away from the freeway.
That is where we discovered the small town of Meridian, Texas, population around1400. Above is the county courthouse, built in 1886 (restored in 2007). Meridian is the county seat of Bosque County. The county was settled by Spanish explorers, and the name in Spanish means forest or woods. I thought it was interesting that the Bosque country of Spain and southern France is pronounced "bask", while this county in Texas is pronounced "bah skee".


  1. Regional differences usually have local history of some sort. I think that this building is unusual in its size and architecture for a smalll community. Very symmetrical.

  2. I have often wondered what Austin is like. I met an American girl once married to a Mexican, and she was always longing to return to Austin to live. I wonder if she got there in the end?

    1. Rosemary,

      Austin is where all of the young people want to live. It is beautiful, hilly, a bit funky, but a high tech town.... and home of the University of Texas. Their (maybe unofficial), motto is Keep Austin Weird.

  3. Dearest Janey,
    Lovely architecture for this courthouse! One wonders often how certain names of origin have been altered, once taken abroad. But quite interesting history!

  4. That seems quite a find. Pleased to hear it was restored.

  5. Such a great building and nice you found out about the origine of the language. It could be possible indeed.