Parker County

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Parker County is named for Isaac Parker, who was an early legislator in Texas.

 

Created:  December 12, 1855

County Seat: 

Weatherford  1855 – present

 

County Courthouse – Weatherford 

 

Location:  1 Courthouse Square / Fort Worth Street

Built:  1885 – 1886

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  Wesley Clark Dodson & Dudley

Contractor:  J M Milliken

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story limestone structure. The building sits on landscaped grounds in the center of Courthouse Square in the center of the city. Each corner has a large square tower with red colored mansard roof. The center sections project from the building and have arched entrances on the first story, high arched windows on the second and third stories and peaks at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a high square clock tower rising in tiers. The roof is hipped. The building was restored in 2003. The architect was Cauble, Hoskins, and Loose Architectsand the contractor was Phoenix I Restoration and Construction, Ltd.

 

See:  The architect,  Wesley Clark Dodson of Waco, also designed the courthouses in  Coryell CountyDenton County, Fannin County, Hill CountyHood County and Lampasas County.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a frame structure built by Barney L Richey in 1856. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure built by Barney L Richey and James R Campbell in 1858 at a cost of $6,760 and which burned in 1874. The third courthouse was a two story stone structure designed by William H Wilson and constructed at a cost of $21,700 in 1879. The building burned in 1884. The fourth courthouse was constructed in 1885 at a cost of  $55,556.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Jack County and Wise County

E – Tarrant County

S – Hood County

W – Palo Pinto County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2014, 2017 and 2019