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
Jacksboro 1856 – present
County Courthouse – Jacksboro
Location: 100 North Main Street / East Belknap Street
Built: 1939 – 1940
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 landscaped grounds in the center of the city. 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.
Note: The first courthouse was a converted store in 1858. The second courthouse was a two story sandstone structure built in 1871. The third courthouse was a three story stone structure designed by James Edward Flanders and constructed by Strain, Risley & Winburn in 1886 at a cost of $35,000.
E – Wise County
Photos taken 2014