Van Zandt County

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Van Zandt County is named for Isaac Van Zandt, who was an early Texas settler, legislator and diplomat.

 

Created:  March 20, 1848

County Seat: 

Canton  1848 – present

 

County Courthouse – Canton  

 

Location:  121 East Dallas Street / South Buffalo Street

Built:  1936 – 1937

Style:  Moderne and Art Deco

Architect:  M T Clements of Voelcker & Dixon

Contractor:  L W Wentzel

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story limestone structure. The center section rises higher than the projecting east and west wings. The central entrance is framed with stone trim. The windows are narrow and vertical. The roof line is flat. The building is a Public Works Administration project.

 

See:  The architect, Voelcker & Dixon designed other courthouses in Cottle CountyGrayson CountyGregg CountyJack CountyKnox CountyMidland CountyRockwall County and Wilbarger County.

 

Note:  Previous courthouses were built in 1848, 1850, 1859 and 1873. In 1896, the courthouse was designed by James Riely Gordon and constructed by Otto P Krueger. On the lawn of the present courthouse is the copper eagle that stood atop the 1896 courthouse.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Hunt County and Rains County

E – Wood County and Smith County

S – Henderson County

W – Kaufman County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010