Jones County is named for Anson Jones, who was the fifth President of the Republic of Texas.
Created: February 1, 1858
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.
S – Taylor County
W – Fisher County
Anson Jones statue
Photos taken 2006 and 2014