Edwards County

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Edwards

Edwards County is named for Hayden Edwards, who was one of the first American settlers of Nacogdoches.

 

Created:  February 1, 1858

County Seat: 

Bullhead ( Vance )  1883 – 1884

Leakey                    1884 – 1891

Rocksprings            1891 – present

 

County Courthouse – Rocksprings

 

Location:  400 Main Street / West Street

Built:  1890 – 1891

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Ben Davey and Bruno Schort of Kerrville

Contractor:  Ben Davey and Bruno Schort of Kerrville

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story course gray colored stone structure.  The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has a protruding section with a stone arch around the entrance rising to a peak roof. The building was damaged by a tornado in 1927.  In 2014, the building was renovated and restored. . The architect was Stan Klein and the contractor is J C Stoddard Construction Company. On the northeast corner of courthouse square is the old two story stone jail.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Sutton County and Kimble County

E – Kerr County and Real County

S – Kinney County

W – Val Verde County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Restoration 2014

 

 

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Photos taken 2006. 2014 and 2017