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HARRISON COUNTY COURTHOUSES
County Seat - Marshall, Texas
Harrison County

Harrison County has had five courthouses:
1839, 1848, 1889, 1900 and 1964.

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Texas Marshall Courthouse in Christmas lights
The former Harrison County Courthouse lighted for Christmas
Photo courtesy Lori Martin
Marshall has long been famous for the elaborate holiday lighting of their courthouse. Strictly speaking, the building is technically the former courthouse. It is now the Harrison County Historical Museum.

The current courthouse is a modern 1964 design and is located somewhere else.

The Current Harrison County Courthouse
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Marshall, Texas

Harrison County courthouse, Marshall  Texas

Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2006

The 1964 Harrison County courthouse is a modern structure of glass and brick and was designed by the architectural firm of Turnbull, Inc.

The Fourth Harrison County Courthouse
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Marshall, Texas

Houston at Washington St., Marshall
Today the Harrison County Historical Museum
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Former Harrison County Courthouse, Marshall, Texas

The 1900 former courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2007

Date - 1900
Architect - J. Reily Gordon
Style - Renaissance Revival / Beaux Arts
Material - Granite, stone and marble
Former Harrison County Courthouse, Marshall, Texas old photo
The 1900 former courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT
Historical Marker:

Harrison County Courthouse

Built 1900. Cost $62,000. Third on this site. (Little Virginia, 1851; brick Gothic, 1889, burned in 1899.) This one of granite, brick and marble. Capitol-styled, classic Roman architecture, with a dome clock and belfry surmounted by a symbolic figure of justice. In 1964 became site of Harrison County Museum, in space allotment after new Courthouse was opened on Whetstone Square.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965.
1900 Harrison County Courthouse dome, Marshall, Texas

The 1900 Harrison County courthouse dome
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2007

Marshall TX - Harrison County Courthouse Skylight

Courthouse Skylight
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February, 2012

This building is sometimes compared with Gordon's 1901 McLennan County Courthouse in Waco, Texas.


See Holiday Trail of Lights by Bob Bowman
A Christmas Treat. Stops includes Marshall, Jefferson and Kilgore in East Texas and Natchitoches and Shreveport in Louisiana.
1900 Harrison County courthouse, Marshall , Texas 1908 postcard


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1900 Harrison County courthouse, Marshall , Texas 1911 postcard


Postcard circa 1911 courtesy THC
1900 Harrison County courthouse, Marshall , Texas 1912 postcard


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1900 Harrison County courthouse, Marshall , Texas old postcard


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1900 Harrison County courthouse, Marshall , Texas old postcard


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1900 Harrison County courthouse, Marshall , Texas postcard

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1900 Harrison County courthouse, Marshall , Texas postcard
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The Third Harrison County Courthouse circa 1889
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Marshall, Texas
Destroyed by fire 1899
The third Harrison County courthouse in Marshall

Photo courtesy THC

The Second Harrison County Courthouse circa 1848
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Marshall, Texas
Demolished in 1889
The second Harrison County courthouse in Marshall




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