Freestone County

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Freestone

Freestone County is named for a type of peach called “freestone”.

 

Created:  September 6, 1850

County Seat: 

Fairfield  1850 – present

 

County Courthouse – Fairfield 

 

Location:  118 East Commerce Street / South Mount Street

Built:  1918 – 1919

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  W R Kaufman

Contractor:  William M Rice

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick  structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has a portico supported by four white colored columns rising to the top of the second story. Above the portico the third story rises to a parapet at the roof line. On the east and west sides are two column porticoes. A horizontal belt runs above the second story windows. The base of the building is dark colored  brick. The large District Court courtroom is located on the second story and the County Court courtroom is located at the southwest corner of the first story.On the north side are two courthouses annexes.

 

See:  The architect, William Raymond Kaufman, designed courthouses in Cochran County and Gray County.

 

See:  The contractor, William M Rice, also constructed courthouses as W M Rice Construction Company in Bailey CountyBriscoe CountyCochran CountyLimestone County, Lipscomb County, Oldham County, Parmer County and Wood County and designed the courthouse in Lynn County..

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1851. The second courthouse was built in 1855 at a cost of $7,830. The third courthouse was built in 1891. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $136,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Navarro County

E – Anderson County

S – Leon County

W – Limestone County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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District Court

 

 

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County Court

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

Photos taken 2010, 2014 and 2019