Foard County

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Foard County is named for Robert Levi Foard, who was an attorney and a soldier in the American Civil War

 

Created:  March 3, 1891  

County Seat: 

Crowell  1891 – present

 

County Courthouse – Crowell  

 

Location:  101 South Main Street / East Commercial Street

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Elmer George Withers of McDonald Brothers of Fort Worth

Contractor:  G W Brillhart of Abilene

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story bluff colored brick brick and limestone structure. The building is located on spacious grounds in the center of the city. The first story is rusticated limestone. Large stone steps ascend to the second story entrances. The third story windows are arched. A horizontal belt runs below the flat roof line.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was constructed in 1891. The second and present courthouse had a dome before it was struck by a tornado in 1942.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Hardeman County

E – Wilbarger County and Baylor County

S – Knox County 

W – Cottle County 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2014