Liberty County

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Liberty County is named for the town of Liberty which was the third oldest town in Texas named for the sentiment of the inhabitants.

 

Created:  March 17, 1836

County Seat: 

Liberty  1836 – present

 

County Courthouse – Liberty

 

Location:  1923 Sam Houston Street / Main Street

Built:  1930 – 1931

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  Cornell G Curtis and A E Thomas

Contractor:  M H Ryland of Uvalde

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a recessed center section with concrete framed central entrance at the top of a wide steps. Vertical concrete pilasters divide the windows. The north side has a similar façade. The east and west wings project from the main building. A horizontal cornice runs along the basement section. The roof line is flat. The two story Annex Building was added on the west side in 1956 to 1957. The architect was Wyatt C Hedrick.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a log cabin structure built in 1831. The second courthouse was a wood frame structure built in 1843. The third courthouse was a two story frame structure built by John Booth in 1850. The fourth courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1857 at a cost of $6000 and burned in 1972. The fifth courthouse was a two story brick structure built by Thomas & Werney in 1877. The sixth courthouse was a three story red colored brick structure designed and constructed by Martin, Byrne, Johnston & Applegate of Victoria in 1896 at a cost of $35,757. The seventh and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $210,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – San Jacinto County and Polk County

E – Hardin County and Jefferson County

S – Chambers County

W – Harris County and Montgomery County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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Photos taken 2014