Crockett County

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Crockett County is named for David Crockett, who was a legendary frontiersman and who died at the Battle of the Alamo.

 

Created:  January 22, 1875

 

County Seat: 

Ozona  1875 – present

County Courthouse – Ozona

Location:  908 Avenue D / 11th Street

Built:  1901 – 1902

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  Oscar Ruffini

Contractor:  Charles Schumm

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west front has a wide porch on the first story with eight columns rising to a balcony on the second story which has a large arched windows with pediment at the roof line. At each corner of the building is a large square tower with steep roof. On the north and south sides are small porches.  On the front of the roof is a large square cupola with mansard roof. The large courtroom is located on the south side of the second story. On the east side of the building is the one story stone Administration Building and the County Courthouse Annex and to the northeast is the Old County Jail.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1891 by Sam T Smith, the town’s carpenter. The cost of construction of the second and present courthouse was $30,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Upton County, Reagan County and Irion County

E – Schleicher County and Sutton County

S – Val Verde County

W – Terrell County and Pecos County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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Photos taken 2014 and 2019