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Fayetteville County Courthouse Annex

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1880; 1934 tower. Town Sq.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Fayetteville citizens raised funds toward the construction of this modest, two-story clapboard precinct courthouse. Criminal trials were held in the building and docket books are still inside. A two-cell jail was installed on the second floor in 1887. The tower and clock that were built from funds donated by a local ladies' group needed additional structural framing, which is visible on the second-floor interior. Although of a later date, this courthouse and the similar one in Round Top (see PF23) are the only remaining examples of an early county courthouse type built in Texas in the 1850s.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Fayetteville County Courthouse Annex", [Fayetteville, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 86-86.

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