Wood County is named for George Tyler Wood, who was the second governor of Texas from 1847 to 1849.
Created: February 5,1850
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 County, Briscoe County, Cochran County, Freestone County, Limestone 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.
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Photos taken 2010 and 2017