Harrison County is named for Jonas Harrison, who was a lawyer and a Texas revolutionary.
Created: January 28, 1839
Marshall 1839 – present
Old County Courthouse – Marshall
Location: Courthouse Square / East Houston Street
Built: 1900 – 1901
Style: Renaissance Revival and Beaux Arts
Architect: James Reily Gordon of San Antonio and C G Lancaster
Contractor: Sonnefield & Emmis
Description: The building faces east and is a three story yellow colored brick and stone structure. The building has porticos on three sides with arches on the first story and four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There is a balustrade along the roof. On the center of the roof is a large octagonal dome with clocks, gold colored roof and lantern at the top. Additions were constructed in 1925 and 1927. The architect was C D Lancaster. The building was renovated in 2008 to 2009. The contractor was RBR Construction Inc.
See: The architect James Riely Gordon of San Antonio, Texas
County Courthouse – Marshall
Location: 200 West Houston Street / Wellington Street
Built: 1963 – 1964
Architect: Turnbull Inc.
Contractor: A P Kasch & Sons
Description: The building faces north and is a four story glass and concrete structure. TThe northeast entrance section projects from the main building. And has a glass wall on the north side. The north side is divided by vertical concrete dividers with glass walls between. The roof line is flat.
N – Marion County
E – Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Photos taken 2010 and 2017