Jack County

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Jack County is named for Patrick Churchill Jack and William Houston Jack, who were colonists and veterans of the Texas Revolution.

 

Created:  August 27, 1856  

County Seat: 

Jacksboro  1856 – present

 

County Courthouse – Jacksboro

 

Location:  100 North Main Street / East Belknap Street

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  Voelcker and Dixon

Contractor:  Eckert-Fair Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious grounds. The west front has narrow vertical windows with central entrance on the first story. The north and south sections project slightly from the main building. The roof line is flat. The building was a Public Works Administration project.

 

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

 

Note:  The previous courthouses were built in 1858 and 1871. The previous courthouse was designed by James E Flanders and constructed by Risley Brothers in 1886.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Clay County and Montague County

E – Wise County

S – Parker County and Palo Pinto County

W – Young County and Archer County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2014