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. To the north is the old 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

 

In 2018 a new County Justice Center was completed on the northeast of the courthouse.

 

 

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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Old County Jail

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2019