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 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.
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.
E – Wise County
Photos taken 2014