Crane County

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Crane County is named for William Carey Crane, who was the founder and president of Baylor University.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Ector County

E – Upton County

S – Pecos County

W – Pecos County and Ward County

 

Created:  February 26, 1887                  Map of Texas highlighting Crane County

County Seat: 

Crane  1927 – present

 

County Courthouse – Crane

Location:  201 West 6th Street  / South Alford Street

Built:  1947 – 1948

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Consolidated Architects and Engineers of Fort Worth

Contractor:  G & E Construction Company of San Angelo

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story buff and red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Crane. The north front of the rectangular building has a central section with red colored brick and glass entrance on the first story with canopy above. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the southeast side of the second story. The building houses the State District Court, Constitutional County Court and County Justice Court. The building was remodeled in 1958. The architect was Groos, Cliff & Ball and the contractor was A P Kasch & Sons.

 

History:  The county was created in 1887 and Crane was selected as the county seat in 1927 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was a two story adobe structure built in 1927. The second and present courthouse was constructed in Crane in 1947. The architect, Consolidated Architects and Engineers prepared the plans for the courthouse, hospital and nursing home. The bid of G & E Construction Company at $173,700 covered the construction of all of the three buildings. The courthouse was remodeled in 1958 at a cost of $370,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Crane

 

 

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Commissioner Minutes

 

 

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Photos taken 2014 and 2019