Morris County

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Morris County is named for William Wright Morris, who was a legislator and planter in the area.

 

Created:  March 6, 1875

County Seat: 

Daingerfield  1875 – present

 

County Courthouse – Daingerfield  

 

Location:  500 Broadnax Street / Union Street

Built:  1970 – 1971

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Pierce, Pace & Associates of Midland

Contractor:  John Waddell Construction Company Inc. of Longview

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story buff colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south and north sides have open porches supported with narrow pillars. A wide overhang extends along the east front. The central entrance on the east side has a glass doorway. The roof is hipped.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was constructed in 1882 and the second courthouse was constructed in 1970.

 

Old County Courthouse – Daingerfield  

 

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Location:  205 North Linda Street / Webb Street

Built:  1882 – 1883

Style:  Classical

Architect:  Peterson & Stuckey

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city to the south of the courthouse.. The west front has a projecting center section with vertical pillars and recessed entrance on the first story. An addition was constructed in 1916. The building is now owned by the Nix Peterson & Roach law firm.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Red River County and Bowie County

E – Cass County

S – Marion County and Upshur County

W – Camp County and Titus County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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Pictures taken 2010 and 2017