Marion County

US States / O-U / Texas / Marion County
Marion

Marion County is named for Francis Marion, who was a general during the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  February 8, 1860

County Seat: 

Jefferson  1860 – present

 

County Courthouse – Jefferson  

 

Location:  102 West Austin Street / South Polk Street

Built:  1912 – 1913

Style:  Texas Renaissance and Classical Revival

Architect:  Elmer George Withers

Contractor:  L R Wright and L O Hitchcock

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story yellow colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Jefferson. The northwest front has a large porch with two high white colored columns. The recessed entrance has a small pediment above the doorway. The south side has a a similar porch. A balustrade runs along the flat roof line. The base of the building is dark brown colored brick.

 

See:  The architect, Elmer George Withers, designed a similar courthouse in Roberts County in western Texas.

 

Murphy Building – Jefferson  

 

0939t17

 

Location:  114 West Austin Street / South Polk Street

Built:  1850′s

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  John C Murphy and James M Murphy

Contractor:  John C Murphy and James M Murphy

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located in the center of Jefferson to the southwest of the courthouse. The northwest front has a central entrance and the roof line is flat. The building contains a courtroom.

 

Note:  The building served as the courthouse from 1884 until 1912. The brothers John C Murphy and James M Murphy built this structure as a warehouse in the riverfront district. In 1884 the building was remodeled for county offices and courts. In 1915 it became the City Hall. In 1983, the building became a county office.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Morris County and Cass County

E – Caddo Parish, Louisiana

S – Harrison County

W – Upshur County

 

 

 

0929t17

County Courthouse – Jefferson

 

 

1300t10

 

 

1301t10

 

 

1303t10

 

 

1305t10

 

 

1306t10

 

 

1307t10

 

 

0932t17

 

 

0933t17

 

 

1308t10

 

 

1309t10

 

 

1310t10

 

 

1311t10

 

 

0938t17

Muphy Building – Jefferson

 

 

341t19

 

 

344t19

 

 

0940t17

Photos taken 2010, 2017 and 2019