Calhoun County

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Calhoun County is named for John Caldwell Calhoun, who was the seventh Vice President of the United States.

Created:  April 4, 1846

County Seat: 

Lavaca          1846 – 1852

Indianola       1852 – 1887

Port Lavaca  1887 – present

 

County Courthouse – Port  Lavaca

Location:  211 South Ann Street / West Leona Street

Built:  1958 – 1959

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Rusty and Martin

Contractor:  D W Marshall Construction Corporation

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a three story concrete, steel, stone and glass modern style structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The northeast front is faced with a light yellow colored stone. Towards the northeast corner the building rises in a square tower with glass and aluminum dividers. The outer walls of the second and third stories are glass with aluminum dividers. The roof line is flat. On the north side is the County Courthouse Annex.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Lavaca  in 1846 and in Indianola in 1857. A courthouse was built in Port Lavaca in 1887 after the change in county seat. The previous courthouse was designed by W Chamberlain & Company and constructed by Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky in 1911.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Jackson County

E – Matagorda County and Aransas County 

S – Aransas County and Refugio County

W – Refugio County and Victoria County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2014 and 2019