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  1891 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Guthrie

 

Location:  800 South Baker Street / Main 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 square shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Guthrie on the north side of the courthouse. The building has a central entrance on the west front with canopy. There are triple windows. In the interior, the former courtroom was located on the west side of the second story. The roof is hipped. The building now serves as a museum.

 

County Courthouse – Guthrie

 

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Location:  800 South Baker Street / Main 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 rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds ion the center of Guthrie. The west front has a central entrance with porch. The windows are vertical and the roof line is flat. In the interior is the courtroom. The building houses the State District Court, Constitutional County Court and County Justice Court. 

 

History:  The county was created in 1876 and was attached to Bexar County for judicial purposes. Guthrie was selected as the county seat in 1891 when the county was organized. 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