Briscoe County

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Briscoe County is named for Andrew Briscoe, who was a soldier during the Texas Revolution.

 

Created:  August 21, 1876  

County Seat: 

Silverton  1892 – present

 

County Courthouse – Silverton

 

Location:  415 Main Street / Lone Star Street

Built:  1921 – 1922

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Smith & Townes

Contractor:  W M Rice Construction Company of Dallas

 

Description:  The building faces north and  is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious grounds. The west front has a projecting porch with four white colored columns and recessed entrance on the first story. The center section of the building rises higher than east and west sections. On the north east corner of the courthouse is the old stone jail.

 

See:  The contractor, William M Rice of Amarillo, also constructed courthouses as W M Rice Construction Company in Bailey CountyCountyCochran CountyFreestone CountyLimestone County, Lipscomb County, Oldham CountyParmer County and Wood County and designed the courthouse in Lynn County..

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1892. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1922.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Armstrong County

E – Hall County

S – Motley County and Floyd County

W – Swisher County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Jail

 

 

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Photos taken 2014 and 2016