Madison County

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Madison County is named for James Madison, who was the fourth President of the United States of America.

 

Created:  February 2, 1853

County Seat: 

Madisonville  1853 – present

 

County Courthouse – Madisonville  

 

Location:  101 West Main Street / South Elm Street

Built:  1968 – 1969

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Dickson, Buckley & Bullock

Contractor:  J H Spruiell Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story concrete and red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The northwest front has a recessed center section with a canopy extending over the first story entrance. Above is a clock with large windows on either side. A horizontal white colored band runs along the flat roof line. The east and west sections project from the main building and have vertical white colored pilasters. The southeast side of the building has a central wing. The District Court courtroom is located on the south side of the second story and the County Court courtroom is located in the basement.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1854. The second courthouse was built in 1860 and burned in 1865. The third courthouse was constructed in 1896 and burned on May 14, 1967. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed on the same site.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Leon County and Houston County

E – Houston County

S – Walker County and Grimes County

W – Brazos County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Picture 1896 Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2014, 2017 and 2019