Crosby County

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Crosby

Crosby County is named for Stephen Crosby, who was a land commissioner.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Floyd County

E – Dickens County

S – Garza County

W – Lubbock County

 

Created:  August 21, 1876                      Map of Texas highlighting Crosby County

County Seat: 

Estacado  1886 – 1891

Emma       1891 – 1910

Crosbyton  1910 – present

 

County Courthouse – Crosbyton

 

Location:  201 West Aspen Street / South Crosby Street

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  M H Waller of Fort Worth

Contractor:  S Goodrum of Sweetwater.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story brown colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Crosbyton. The north front has a large portico supported by four high white colored columns rising from the first to second story. The pediment and the roofline have white colored trim. There are east and west wings extending from the building and having small one story porticos. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the courtroom is located at the center of the second story. The building houses the State District Court, Constitutional County Court and County Justice Court. 

 

History:  The county was created in 1874 and Estacado was selected as the county seat in 1886 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was a frame structure built burned in 1887 at a cost of $8,000. When Emma became the county seat in 1891, the courthouse was dismantled, moved and rebuilt as the second courthouse at a cost of $3000. In 1910, the county seat was moved to Crosbyton and the county met in the schoolhouse until the third and present courthouse was constructed in 1913 to 1914 at a cost of $38,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Crosbyton

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2014 and 2019