Refugio County

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Refugio County is named for Nuestra Senora del Refugio Mission which was located near the county.

Created:  March 17, 1836

County Seat: 

Refugio  1836 – present

 

County Courthouse – Refugio  

Location:  800 Commerce Street / East Empressario Street

Built:  1919 – 1920

Style:  Texas Renaissance

Architect:  Atlee B Ayres of San Antonio

Contractor:  W H Borglund

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story yellow colored brick structure. The east front has a square brick portico in the center. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The base of the building is dark red colored brick. A wide white colored concrete band is along the roof line. An addition was added on the north and south in 1950 which addition is a light yellow colored brick. The architect was Irving  H Dunbar and the contractor was Howard Bumbaugh & Company of San Antonio. On the west side of the building is the one story buff colored brick Juvenile Justice Center constructed in 2003. The architect was Dwayne Corbin and the contractor was Kenneth Gillespie.

 

See:  The architect, Atlee B Ayres of San Antonio, also designed courthouses in Cameron CountyJim Wells County and Kleberg County.

 

Note:  The county had five courthouses in 1840, 1856, 1874, 1880 and 1919.

 

Courthouses: 


N – Victoria County and Calhoun County

E – Aransas County

S – San Patrico County

W – Bee County and Goliad County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Juvenile Justice Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2014