Shackleford County

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Shackelford County is named for Jack Shackelford, who was a soldier during the Texas Revolution.

 

Created:  February 1, 1858

County Seat: 

Albany  1874 – present

 

County Courthouse – Albany

 

Location:  225 South Main Street / South 2nd Street

Built:  1883 – 1884

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  James E Flanders

Contractor:  Ferrier Brothers and Wirz ( C Harris Company of Seymour defaulted ).

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story native buff colored limestone structure. The building is located on spacious grounds in the center of the city. The west front has a large square tower on each corner and central entrance on the first story. The east side also has a square tower on each corner. On the center of the roof is a high square clock tower with open cupola at the top. The superintendent during construction was Edgar Rye. The building was restored in 2001. The architect was Kim H Williams and the contractor was Phoenix Restoration Construction, Ltd. On the northeast corner of the courthouse square is the old stone jail.

 

See: The architect, James E Flanders, also designed the courthouse in Navarro County.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1875. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $49,433.75 and the south was quarried southwest of the town. C Harris Company of Seymour  won the construction bid but defaulted and was replaced by Ferrier Brothers and Wirz.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Haskell County and Throckmorton County

E – Stephens County 

S – Callahan County

W – Jones County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Jail

Photos taken 2014