Atascosa County

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Atascosa

Atascosa County is named for the Atascosa River which in Spanish means “boggy”.

 

Created:  February 2, 1856

County Seat: 

Navatasco   1856 – 1858

Pleasanton  1858 – 1911

Jourdanton  1911 – present

 

County Courthouse – Jourdanton

 

Location:  Courthouse Circle / Main Street

Built:  1911 – 1912

Style:  Mission Revival

Architect:  Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio

Contractor:  Gordon-Jones Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story brown colored brick structure. The building is located on the Courthouse Circle in the center of the city. The south front has a projecting center section with arched entrance on the first story and arched porch extending east and west to large square towers with open belvederes. The square towers on each corner rise three stories. On the center of the roof is a square cupola. The building was renovated in 1976. The architect was Johnson & Dempsey & Associates Inc. and the contractor was James W Cude. The building was renovated in 2003. The architect was Fisher heck Architects of San Antonio and the contractor was Browning Construction Company. To the north is the old County Jail built in 1915.

 

See:  The architect Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio, Texas

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Navatasco in 1856. The second courthouse was built in Pleasanton in 1858. The third courthouse was built in 1868. The courthouse was designed by J C Breeding & Sons and constructed by Oscar Crawford Company in 1885.

 

County Justice Center – Jourdanton

 

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Location:  Courthouse Circle / Main Street

Built:  2016 – 2018

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Thorngraves Architects of Jourdanton

Contractor:  The Koehler Company of Seguin

 

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red-brown colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds on the north side Courthouse Circle in the center of the city. The south front has a recessed center section with a projecting first story with glass entrance. On the east and west sides are one story sections. The District Court courtroom and the County Court courtroom are located on the north side of the entrance lobby on the first story.  

 

Courthouses: 

N – Bexar County and Wilson County

E – Karnes County and Live Oak County 

S – McMullen County

W – Frio County and Medina County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Justice Center

 

 

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Old County Jail

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2019