Grayson County

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Grayson

Grayson County is named for Peter Wagener Grayson, who was an attorney general of the Republic of Texas.

 

Created:  May 17, 1848

County Seat: 

Sherman  1848 – present

 

County Courthouse – Sherman  

 

Location:  100 West Houston Street / South Travis Street

Built:  1935 – 1936

Style:  Moderne and Art Deco

Architect:  Voelcker & Dixon Inc.

Contractor:  Joseph E Morgan & Sons

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story cream colored limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has three entrances on the first story. The east and west corner sections project from the building. The roof line is flat with the center section rising higher. On the south side is a central wing extending south. On the north side of the second story is a courtroom on the east and on the west. .The building was a Federal Emergency Administration project. In 1962 to 1963, the building was expanded on the south side. The architect was Herbert Voelcker and Associates and the contractor was North Texas Construction Company.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1847. The second courthouse was built in 1848 and the third courthouse was built in 1850. The fourth courthouse was built of brick in 1853 and the fifth courthouse was built in 1859. The sixth courthouse was designed and built by Martin & Moodie in 1876 and burned in 1930. The seventh and present courthouse was not constructed until six years later due to the Great Depression.

 

See:  The architect, Voelcker & Dixon designed other courthouses in Cottle CountyGregg CountyJack CountyKnox CountyMidland CountyRockwall County, Van Zandt County and Wilbarger County.

 

County Justice Center – Sherman  

 

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Location:  200 South Crockett Street / West Lamar Street

Built:  1983 – 1984

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Page Sutherland Page

Contractor:  Sun Country Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story limestone, glass and concrete structure. The building was located in the center of the city to the southwest of the courthouse, the building has an entrance with orange colored canopy on the northeast corner. There is a concave section with glass panel wall. The first story has concrete columns and the second story windows are horizontal. The roof line is flat.  The courtrooms.are located on the second story.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Marshall County, Oklahoma and Bryan County, Oklahoma

E – Fannin County

S – Collin County and Denton County

W – Cooke County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Justice Center

 

 

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Picture 1876 Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2009, 2017 and 2019