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EASTLAND COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Eastland, Texas

Eastland County has had four courthouses:
1874, 1875, 1897 and 1928

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Eastland County Courthouse today, Eastland, Texas
"The current 1928 Eastland County courthouse is a fine example of the Art-Moderne/Art-Deco style of architecture that was popular at the time." - Terry Jeanson, January, 2007 photo

Eastland County Courthouse - Eastland, Texas

Date - 1928
Architect - Lang and Witchell
Style - Moderne-Art Deco
Material - Stone

Eastland County Courthouse Stories:
Sagging Symbols by Dwight Young

Ol' Rip, The Entombed Horned Toad of Eastland County
by Brewster Hudspeth
Eastland County Courthouse eagles, Eastland, Texas
"Stone carved eagles adorn each corner of the tall central section." -
Terry Jeanson, January, 2007 photo
Eastland County Courthouse foyer, Eastland, Texas
"The courthouse's spacious foyer retains it original design characteristics." - Terry Jeanson, January, 2007 photo
Eastland County Courthouse courtroom, Eastland, Texas
"The district courtrooms occupy the east wing (pictured here) and the west wing on the fourth floor. The front of the judge's bench is inlaid with green marble." - Terry Jeanson, January, 2007 photo
Eastland County Courthouse, Eastland, Texas old photo
The 1928 Eastland County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT
Eastland County Courthouse, Eastland, Texas
The Eastland County Courthouse in 2002
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson
Sagging Symbols by Dwight Young

My uncle ran a grocery store in our home town. It was on 6th Street, but the actual address really didn't matter. When people asked where the store was, we just told them it was on the courthouse square. That was enough. Everybody knew where the courthouse was... more

The 1897 Eastland County Courthouse - Eastland, Texas

The 1897 Eastland County Courthouse, Old Rip's  residence for 31 years
The 1897 Eastland County Courthouse, Ol' Rip's residence for 31 years
Postcard courtesy rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
Ol' Rip, The Entombed Horned Toad of Eastland County
Eastland is the home of Ol' Rip, The Horned Toad that had more than his 15 minutes of fame. Rip is visible everyday in his sarcophagus at the North side of the Courthouse... more
 Ol' Rip, Eastland County Courthouse horned toad, Eastland TX
"Ol' Rip," lying in state at the courthouse north side entrance
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January, 2007
Eastland County Courthouse,  Home of Old  Rip

Eastland, Texas
on US Highway 80
"Paved from Coast to Coast!"

Eastland County Courthouse
"The Home of Old Rip"


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Eastland County  former jail, Eastland, Texas
The former Eastland County jail
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, June 2002
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