San Augustine County

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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

County Seat: 

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Shelby County

E – Sabine County

S – Jasper County

W – Angelina County and Nacogdoches County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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James Pinckney Henderson statue

 

 

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Construction 2010

 

 

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Old County Jail

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2017