Kinney County

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Kinney

Kinney County is named for Henry Lawrence Kinney, who was an unsuccessful land speculator.

 

Created:  January 28, 1850

County Seat: 

Brackettville  1876 – present

 

County Courthouse – Brackettville  

 

Location:  501 South Ann Street / James Street

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  L L Thurmon of Dallas

Contractor:  Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of the city.  At each corner is a hexagonal tower with red colored roof. The east front has a recessed entrance and the south and north sides have small one story porticoes supported by two columns. On the building center is an octagonal dome with clock and red colored roof. The courtroom is located on the second story.

 

See:  The contractor Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Old County Courthouse – Brackettville  

 

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Location:  501 South Ann Street / James Street

Built:  1878 – 1879

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Jeff W Paulson

Contractor:  Jeff W Paulson

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story stone structure. The building is located to the south of the present courthouse on Courthouse Square. The south front has a recessed central entrance. The roof is hipped. The building is now the Masonic Lodge.

 

Note:  The first court met at the home of Oscar B Brackett and later at Kartes and Company. The first courthouse was built in 1879 and served until 1911 when the second and present courthouse was constructed.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Edwards County

E – Uvalde County

S – Maverick County

W – Mexico and Val Verde County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old Clock Works

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2014 and 2019