Fisher County

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Fisher County is named for Samuel Rhoads Fisher, who was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Kent County and Stonewall County

E – Jones County

S – Nolan County

W – Scurry County

 

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

County Seat: 

Roby  1886 – present

 

County Courthouse – Roby

 

Location:  112 North Concho Street / 1st Street South

Built:  1971 – 1972

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Lovett and Sellar and Associates

Contractor:  W B Oats Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a one story light colored brick, glass  and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Roby. The southwest entrance is framed with glass with a black colored metal roof slanting upwards. The same type of black colored slant roof is over each window. The windows are narrow and vertical. In the interior is a large atrium in the center with skylight. The courtroom is located on the west side and has a skylight. The building houses the State District Court and Constitutional County Court. On the north side are the Old County Jail and the Courthouse Annex which was designed by Lovett and Sellar and Associates and constructed by Haney Construction Company in 1965.

 

Note:  The County Court at Law is located in Sweetwater in Nolan County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1876 and Roby was selected as the county seat in 1886 when the county was organized. The first court was held in a shed behind the V H Anderson house, which served as the first post office. The first courthouse was a frame structure built on the southwest corner of the town square in 1886. The second courthouse was designed by Andrew J Byran and constructed by W C Whitney in 1909 to 1910. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1971 to 1972.

 

Old County Jail – Roby

 

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Location:  1st Street North / Angelo Street

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Andrew J Byran

Contractor:  W C Whitney

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Roby on the north side of the courthouse. The southwest entrance is framed with a high columns on either side which rises to the top of the second story. The roof line is flat. 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Roby

 

 

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Cornerstone 1910 County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Jail – Roby

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex – Roby

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2014