San Patrico County

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San Patricio County is named for the Mexican Municipality of San Patricio ( Saint Patrick ).

 

Surroundong County Courthouses: 

N – Bee County and Refugio County

E – Aransas County

S – Nueces County 

W – Jim Wells County and  Live Oak County 

Created:  March 17, 1836                       Map of Texas highlighting San Patricio County

County Seat: 

Corpus Christie  1845 – 1846

San Patricio       1846 – 1894

Sinton                1894 – present

 

County Courthouse – Sinton

Location:  400 West Sinton Street / North Oden Street

Built:  1927 – 1928

Style:  Texas Renaissance

Architect:  Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio

Contractor:  H N Jones Construction Company.

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Sinton. The south front has a protruding center section with arched entrance and a frieze at the top with clock. A third square brick story is recessed from the main east and west wings. The building has a white colored concrete block base. On the west side is a buff colored brick and concrete addition constructed in 1996. The architect was McGloin + Sween of Corpus Christi and the contractor was Braselton Construction of Corpus Christi.

 

See:  The architect Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio, Texas

 

History:  The county was created in 1836 as one of the original 23 counties and Corpus Cristie was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in 1837. In 1846, the county seat was moved to San Patrico.  The second courthouse was built in 1853, the third built in 1872 and the fourth built in 1886. In 1894, the county seat was moved to Stinto and the fifth courthouse was designed by James Riely Gordon and constructed by Otto Kroeger in 1893 to 1894. The sixth and present courthouse was constructed in 1927 to 1928.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Sinton

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2014 and 2019