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Freestone County Courthouse
County Seat - Fairfield, Texas

Freestone County has had four courthouses:
1919
1891
1855
1851

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Freestone County Courthouse, Fairfield Texas
Freestone County Courthouse today
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007

The Present Freestone County Courthouse - Fairfield, Texas

Date - 1919
Architect - W.R. Kaufman
Style - Classical Revival
Material - Brick


Originally named Mound Prairie, the community began life around 1850 on a 100 acre tract of land donated by David Hall Love when the location was chosen to be the county seat.

The first courthouse (of four) was constructed in 1852, and the others came in 1854-56, 1891-92, and 1919-21. In 1891 and again in 1918 Wortham and Teague both challenged Fairfield for the role of county seat but both lost to the established Fairfield.


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Freestone County Courthouse, Fairfield Texas
Freestone County Courthouse
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Freestone County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
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Freestone County courthouse architectural detail, Fairfield Texas
Freestone County courthouse architectural detail
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
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Courthouse Cannon in Fairfield
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