Pike County

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Pike County is named for Zebulon Pike, who was the discoverer of Pikes Peak, and who lived from 1779 to 1813.

 

Created:  November 1, 1833

County Seat:        

Murfreesboro  1833 – present

 

County Courthouse – Murfreesboro

 

Location:  Courthouse Square / Main Street

Built:  1931 – 1932

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Witt, Seibert & Halsey of Texarkana

Contractor:  May and Sharp

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story buff colored brick, limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Murfreesboro and is constructed in a cross plan with wings that project at four angles. The north front has a central entrance framed with limestone on the first story. The first and second stories are separated by a limestone band. At the roof line is a limestone parapet with a large diamond etched at the center. The building has an east and west wings. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the second story.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Pike County Courthouse

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a log structure built in 1836 and was destroyed by fire in 1855. The second courthouse was a two story wood frame structure built by Moses Brock and Jackson Brock in 1856 and was destroyed by fire in 1895. The third courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1897. The building was razed for the construction of the fourth and present courthouse in 1931 to 1932.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Montgomery County

E – Clark County

S – Nevada County and Hempstead County

W – Howard County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse - Murfreesboro

 

 

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Photos taken 2010