Jones County

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Jones County is named for Anson Jones, who was the fifth President of the Republic of Texas.

 

Created:  February 1, 1858

County Seat: 

Jones City  1881 – 1882

Anson         1882 – present

 

County Courthouse – Anson

 

Location:  1100 12th Street / Commercial Street

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  Elmer George Withers

Contractor:  Texas Building Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story pinkish colored brick structure. The building sits in the center of Courthouse Circle in the center of the city. The south front has a protruding section with two tall red colored sandstone columns. The header has three round windows with the pediment above. The base of the building is dark reddish sandstone. In the center of the roof is a square brick tower with black colored dome with large clock and a white colored statue of Justice on top.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1881. The second courthouse was a hotel purchased in 1884. The third courthouse was a brick structure built in 1886. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $100,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Stonewall County and Haskell County

E – Shackelford County

S – Taylor County

W – Fisher County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Anson Jones statue

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2014