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SHERMAN COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Stratford, Texas

75 miles N of Amarillo

Sherman County has had three courthouses:
1889 in Coldwater
1901 in Stratford
1922 in Stratford

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Sherman County Courthouse, Stratford, Texas
Sherman County Courthouse today
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson , March 2008

Sherman County Courthouse
- Stratford, Texas

Date - 1922
Architect - Parker & Rittenberry
Style - Texas Renaissance
Material - Concrete and brick

On the square at the corner of North Third and Fulton Streets

"The jail cells from the original jail in the first county seat of Coldwater were installed in the third floor of this courthouse and used until 1972." - Terry Jeanson
Sherman County Courthouse, Stratford, Texas old photo
The Sherman County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT
Sherman County Courthouse cornerstone, Stratford, Texas
Sherman County Courthouse cornerstone
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson , March 2008
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Sherman County Courthouse west, Stratford, Texas
West view of the Sherman County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson , March 2008
Sherman County Courthouse east, Stratford, Texas
East view of the Sherman County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson , March 2008
Sherman County Courthouse entrance,  Stratford, Texas
Sherman County Courthouse entrance
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson , March 2008
Sherman County Courthouse stone crest, Stratford, Texas
Stone crest over the Sherman County Courthouse entrance
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson , March 2008

1901 Sherman County Courthouse - Stratford, Texas

"This two-story wood courthouse was built in Stratford in 1901 after the county seat had been moved there from Coldwater. The architect was H.W. White and the contractors were O.W. Coffee and W.H. Farmer. It burned in 1922. The current courthouse sits on the same grounds." - Terry Jeanson
1901 Sherman County Courthouse,  Stratford, TX
1901 Sherman County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Ann Wells

1889 Sherman County Courthouse in Coldwater

"This photo, taken in 1904, shows the Sherman County courthouse in the first county seat of Coldwater. Completed in August of 1890, it was built of rock and was 22' x 33'. The builder, J.M. Turner, is at the far right in this picture. The courthouse was used by the Baptist Church after the county seat was moved to Stratford in1901." - Terry Jeanson
1889 Sherman County Courthouse in Coldwater TX
1889 Sherman County Courthouse in Coldwater
Photo courtesy Ann Wells

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