Eastland County

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Eastland County is named for William Mosby Eastland, who was a soldier during the Texas Revolution.

 

Created:  February 1, 1858

County Seat: 

Eastland  1858 – present

 

County Courthouse – Eastland

 

Location:  100 West Main Street / South Seaman Street

Built:  1927 – 1928

Style:  Moderne and Art Deco

Architect:  Lang and Witchell

Contractor:  Christy Dolph Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a five story buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north and south sides have three arched entrances on the first story with rectangular projections on the outside of the projecting center section. On the north side, the second to fifth stories are recessed. The first story of the building is faced with stone. The east and west wings are four stories. Stone trim runs below the fat roof line and the building has many stone carvings. The building houses the Eleventh Court of Appeals.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1874 and the next in 1875. The previous courthouse was designed and constructed by John A White in 1897.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Stephens County and Palo Pinto County

E – Erath County

S – Comanche County and Brown County

W – Callahan County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2014