Crosby County

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Crosby

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

 

Created:  August 21, 1876

County Seat: 

Estacado  1886 – 1891

Emma       1891 – 1910

Crosby      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 the city. 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 roof line have white colored trim. There are east and west wings extending from the building and having small one story porticoes. The courtroom is located at the center of the second story.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Estacado burned in 1888. When Emma became the county seat in 1891, the courthouse was moved to Emma at a cost of $3000. 1889. In 1910, the county sear was moved to Crosbyton and the third and present courthouse was constructed.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Floyd County

E – Dickens County

S – Garza County

W – Lubbock County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2014 and 2019