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CROSBY COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Crosbyton, Texas

Crosby County has had three county courthouses:
1887 in Estacado
1891 in Emma
1914 in Crosbyton
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TX Crosby County Courthouse
The 1914 Crosby County Courthouse
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007

Crosby County Courthouse
- Crosbyton, Texas

Date - 1914
Architect - M. H. Waller, Fort Worth
Style - Texas Renaissance
Material - Brick and concrete
Historical Marker Text

CROSBY COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Crosby County, created in 1876 and organized 1886, had its first county seat at Estacado (founded 1879 by a colony of Quakers). It was on a mail and stage road, in the northeast corner of the county. Freight hauling of materials was slow. County offices were in dugouts, shacks and wagons for two years, until the first courthouse could be completed in 1888.

The second county seat was established in 1890 at Emma (named for the fiancee of R. L. Stringfellow, one of the town's promoters), nine miles west of here. The courthouse at Estacado was taken down, moved and rebuilt at cost of $3,000. It served 20 years.

When the Crosbyton-South Plains Railroad was built in 1910, Emma was four miles off its route. Crosbyton won an election as the new county seat, and Julian Bassett (one of the founders of Crosbyton) donated a site for the courthouse. The county court met in the schoolhouse until the building of the present courthouse and jail in 1914. County judge at that time was Pink Parrish. Commissioners were John K. Fullingim, W. E. McLaughlin, J. A. Noble and R. M. Wheeler.

This commemoration is by the 1965 Commissioners Court. County judge, Cecil Berry; Commissioners: Leilan Caddell, Curt Hendrick, Jack Henry, W. C. Odom.
1966
TX - Crosby County Courthouse Historical Marker
Crosby County Courthouse Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007

CROSBY COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Two years after Crosby County voters chose the new town of Crosbyton as their county seat in 1910, the courts finally resolved the subsequent election disputes, and the Crosby County commissioners set about the business of constructing a new courthouse. Fort Worth architect M. L. Waller designed this building in the Neo-Classical style, featuring a full-height entry with triangular pediment supported by columns. Contractor S. Goodrum of Sweetwater completed the courthouse in late 1914, and it has served as the center of politics and government in Crosby County since that time.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2000
TX Crosby County Courthouse Portico
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007
TX Crosby County Courthouse
The SE corner of the courthouse.
The jail was located in the SE corner of the basement until 1934.

Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007
TX Crosby County Courthouse back
Courthouse rear
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007
TX Crosby County Courthouse cornerstone
Courthouse cornerstone
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007
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TX Crosby County Courthouse courtroom
Crosby County Courthouse courtroom
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007
Crosby County Courthouse  drawing
Drawing of the courthouse near the front entrance
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007
Crosby County Courthouse, Crosbyton, Texas
Crosby County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Crosby County Courthouse, Crosbyton, Texas
The Crosby County Courthouse as it appeared in 2002
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2002
Crosby Country courthouse old photo, Crosbyton, Texas
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Crosbyton, Texas - Crosby Country courthouse vintage photo
The Crosby County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT
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