Kent County

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Kent County is named for Andrew Kent, who was killed at the Battle of the Alamo.

 

Created:  August 21, 1876

County Seat: 

Clairemont  1892 – 1952

Jayton         1952 – present

 

County Courthouse – Jayton

 

Location:  101 North Main Street / East 5th Street

Built:  1954 – 1956

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Wyatt C Hedrick of Fort Worth

Contractor:  Suggs Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has buff colored brick on the sides, orange colored panels on the first story with central entrance and wide concrete facing with figures above the first story. The north and south wings are lower and have horizontal windows. The roof line is flat.

 

See:  The architect, Wyatt C Hedrick of Fort Worth also designed courthouses in Austin CountyBrazoria CountyCoke CountyComanche County, Kaufman CountyMotley County and Yoakum County.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Martin, Byrnes & Johnston in Clairemont in 1893. After a fire, the building was rebuilt as a one story structure. The building is now the Community Center.

 

Old County Courthouse – Clairemont

 

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Location:  NW – Broadway / Highway 208

Built:  1892 – 1893

Style:  Classical

Architect:  Martin, Byrnes & Johnston

Contractor:  Martin, Byrnes & Johnston

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story red colored stone structure. The building is located on spacious grounds in the center of the town. The building is rectangular with a hipped roof. There are central entrances on the south and north sides. The building is now a Community Center. To the northeast is the old red colored stone Jail built in 1894.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Dickens County

E – Stonewall County

S – Fisher County and Scurry County

W – Garza County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Clairemont

 

 

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Old County Jail – Clairemont

 

 

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Photos taken 2014 and 2019