Wood County

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Wood County is named for George Tyler Wood, who was the second governor of  Texas from 1847 to 1849.


Created:  February 5,1850

County Seat: 

Quitman  1850 – present


County Courthouse – Quitman  


Location:  101 South Main Street / Goode Street

Built:  1924 – 1925

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  C H Leinbach

Contractor:  Rice Construction Company


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red-brown colored and concrete  brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front has a large portico with rectangular openings on the first story. Four white colored columns rise from the second story to the top of the third story with pediment above. A white colored cornice runs below the flat roof line. An addition was built on the west side in 1949. The architect was Charles T Freelove.


See:  The contractor, William M Rice of Amarillo, also constructed courthouses as W M Rice Construction Company in Bailey CountyBriscoe CountyCochran CountyFreestone CountyLimestone County, Lipscomb County, Oldham County and Parmer County and designed the courthouse in Lynn County..


Note:  The first courthouse was a log cabin built in 1851. The second courthouse was a two story frame structure built in 1854 and which burned in 1878. The third courthouse was a brick structure designed by Frederick Ernst Ruffini in 1883 and which burned in 1924. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $313,315.



N – Hopkins County and Franklin County

E – Camp County and Upshur County

S – Smith County

W – Van Zandt County and Rains County





County Courthouse




























Photos taken 2010 and 2017