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Fisher County TX
Fisher County

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FISHER COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Roby, Texas

Fisher County has had three courthouses:
1886, 1910 and 1972
1910 Fisher County Courthouse, razed, Roby, Texas
This 1910 courthouse was replaced by the 1972 courthouse
1939 Photo courtesy TXDoT

Courthouse History

From "Roby" Historical Marker across from the courthouse:
"In an election held in April 1886, Roby was declared the county seat. The first county court was held in a shed behind the V. H. Anderson House, which served as the town's first post office. A frame courthouse was built on the southwest corner of the town square and was replaced over the years by a succession of other structures."

The 1972 Fisher County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February, 2007

The Current Fisher County Courthouse -
Roby, Texas

Date - 1972
Architect - Lovett and Sellar and Associates
Style - Modern
Material - Brick


Photographer's Note:
"The modern splendor of the 1972 Fisher County courthouse rivals the architectural styles of today's convenience stores and emergency medical clinics." - Terry Jeanson

Close-up of the front entrance.
"How hard could it be to go to the hardware store and get some letters to affix over the entrance that said "Fisher County Courthouse?" - Terry Jeanson

The 1910 Fisher County Courthouse -
Roby, Texas

Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Andrew J. Bryan
Razed

(See Razed in Texas)
The razed 1910 Fisher County Courthouse, Roby, Texas
The 1910 Fisher County Courthouse
1953 photo courtesy THC
1910 Fisher County Courthouse, Roby, Texas, razed
Another view of the razed courthouse
Photo courtesy texasoldphotos.com
"A friend of ours grew up in Roby. Story goes locally that the time came for Fisher County to build a new courthouse, maybe in the late sixties. What to do with the old frame two story 1910 courthouse? It was cut apart and sold in two sections and made into residences. My friend bet me I couldn't find them. I have photo'd them and he confirmed that they were indeed parts of the old courthouse."
- Barclay Gibson, December 22, 2005

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