Briscoe County is named for Andrew Briscoe, who was a soldier during the Texas Revolution.
Created: August 21, 1876
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 County, County, Cochran County, Freestone County, Limestone County, Lipscomb County, Oldham County, Parmer 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.
N – Armstrong County
E – Hall County
W – Swisher County
Old County Jail
Photos taken 2014 and 2016