San Augustine County is named for Augustine of Hippo, who was the Bishop of Hippo Reguis and a Berber philosopher and theologian.
Created: March 17, 1836
San Augustine 1836 – present
County Courthouse – San Augustine
Location: 110 South Harrison Street / North Broadway
Built: 1926 – 1927
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Shirley Simons
Contractor: Campbell & White of Cooper
Description: The building faces north and is a two story Texas Lueders stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a center section with three large vertical windows with the entrance on the ground level. Above is a stone parapet along the roof line. There are green colored tiles on the roof. On the south side, a center wing extends south. The building was renovated in 2010. The architect is Scott & Strong and the contractor is J E Kingman Construction Company. On the east side is the old red colored brick Jail built in 1911.
Note: The first courthouse was built in 1840 and the second courthouse was built in 1855. The third courthouse was constructed by I Hollis in 1891.
N – Shelby County
E – Sabine County
S – Jasper County
James Pinckney Henderson statue
Old County Jail
Photos taken 2010 and 2017