King County

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King County is named for William Phillip King, who was killed at the Battle of the Alamo.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Cottle County

E – Knox County

S – Stonewall County

W – Dickens County

 

Created:  August 21, 1876                      Map of Texas highlighting King County

County Seat: 

Guthrie  1876 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Guthrie

 

Location:  SE – Main Street / 8th Street

Built:  1914 – 1915

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Ernest E Churchill of Fort Worth

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and s a two story white colored concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The square building has a central entrance on the west front with canopy. There are triple windows. The roof is hipped. The building now serves as a museum.

 

County Courthouse – Guthrie

 

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Location:  SE – Main Street / 8th Street

Built:  1981 – 1982

Style:  Modern

Architect:  T Renfro

Contractor:  Tushia Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west front of the rectangular building has a central entrance with porch. The windows are vertical and the roof line is flat.

  

Note:  The first courthouse was a two story frame building built in 1891 and was destroyed by a tornado in 1905. The second courthouse was a sandstone structure built in 1905 and which burned in 1914. The third courthouse was built in 1914.

 

 

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Old County Courthouse - Guthrie  

 

 

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County Courthouse - Guthrie  

 

 

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Old County Jail

 

 

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Photos taken 2014 and 2019