McCulloch County

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McCullloch County is named for Benjamin McCulloch, who was a famous Texas Ranger and Confederate general who was killed at the Battle of Pea Ridge.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Coleman County and Brown County

E – San Saba County

S – Mason County and Menard County

W – Menard County and Concho County

 

Created:  August 27, 1856                      Map of Texas highlighting McCulloch County

County Seat: 

Brady  1876 – present

 

County Courthouse – Brady

 

Location:  221 West Commerce Street / South Bridge Street

Built:  1898 – 1899

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Martin & Moodie of Comanche

Contractor:  Martin & Moodie of Comanche

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story yellow colored sandstone and concrete structure. The building is located on the spacious landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of Brady. The south front has two round towers on either side of the entrance which has a large arch on the first story. On the center of the roof is a large square tower with open arches and small turrets on each corner. On the interior, the District Court courtroom is located on the second story and rises into the third story. There is a metal ceiling. The building houses the State District Court, Constitutional County Court and County Justice Court. The building was renovated in 2009. To the west is the Old County Jail.

 

 

History:  The county was created in 1856 and Brady was selected as the county seat in 1876 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was a two story stone structure designed by Frederick Ernst Ruffini and constructed by John McDonald of Austin in 1877 to 1879. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1898 to 1899 at a cost of $33,000 in 1898. The  courthouse has no clock in the central tower.

  

 

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County Courthouse – Brady

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2014