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.

 

Created:  August 27, 1856

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 structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. 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. the building was restored in 2009.

 

Note:  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 present courthouse has no clock in the central tower. The second and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $33,000 in 1898. The  courthouse has no clock in the central tower.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Coleman County and Brown County

E – San Saba County

S – Mason County and Menard County

W – Menard County and Concho County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2014