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CAMP COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Pittsburg, Texas

Camp County has had two courthouses: 1881 and 1928

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1928 Camp County Courthouse, Pittsburg TX
The 1928 Camp County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2006

Present Camp County Courthouse - Pittsburg, Texas

Date - 1928
Architect - Smith and Praeger
Style - Texas Renaissance
Location - 126 Church St

Camp County Courthouse Historical Marker
Camp county courthouse old photo, Pittsburg, Texas
Camp County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT
Camp county courthouse old photo, Pittsburg, Texas
Camp County Courthouse
Photo circa 1940 courtesy THC
Camp County Courthouse historical marker, Pittsburg TX
Camp County Courthouse Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2006

Camp County Courthouse Historical Marker Text

The Texas Legislature created Camp County from the northern part of Upshur County in 1874, and voters chose Pittsburg as their county seat. The county built its first courthouse in 1881. As Pittsburg grew, the two-story brick edifice became too small for the county's needs, and in 1928 commissioners hired the Paris, Texas architectural firm of Smith and Praeger to design a new house of justice. Contractors Wentzel and Wood received the contract for the construction, which was completed in December 1928. The Classical Revival courts building features a stepped parapet, flat arched windows and Corinthian columns. Today, the courthouse remains a central part of life in Camp County.
1928 Camp County Courthouse entrance, Pittsburg TX
Camp County Courthouse Entrance
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2006
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