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County Seat: Dallas Built: 1890 Style: Romanesque Status: Old Red Museum View:
Enlarge view Note: The early courthouse building on the left is known as "Old Red," and has been renovated into a museum of Dallas history. Curious figures called wyverns (not gargoyles) peer down from the roof. The picture on the right is the first Dallas court house.
DAWSON COUNTY Dawson County Courthouse in Lamesa County Seat: Lamesa Built: 1916 Style: Texas Renaissance Status: active courthouse
DELTA COUNTY Delta County Courthouse in Cooper County Seat: Cooper Built: 1940 Style: Moderne Status: active courthouse Note: Located a block from the downtown square. The 1900 courthouse was in the center of the square.
DENTON COUNTY Old Denton County Courthouse in Denton County Seat: Denton Built: 1896 Style: Romanesque Revival Status: museum View: Enlarge Note: The 5th courthouse built for $179K. Renovated in 1987 & 2004. It has 82 granite columns. A new courthouse was built and this one is now the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum.
DONLEY COUNTY Donley County Courthouse in Clarendon County Seat: Clarendon Built: 1890 Style: Romanesque vival Status: active courthouse View: Enlarge Note: Restored in 2003, oldest functioning courthouse in the Panhandle
DUVAL COUNTY Duval County Courthouse in San Diego County Seat: San Diego Built: 1916 Style: Classical revival Status: active courthouse View: Enlarge Note: No town square.
EASTLAND COUNTY Eastland County Courthouse in Eastland County Seat: Eastland Built: 1928 Style: Art Deco Status: active courthouse View: Enlarge Note: First county seat was in Merriman (1873). This is the third courthouse for Eastland. In 1897, when construction was started on the second courthouse, a horned toad was placed in a corner- stone time capsule as a joke. After thirty-one years, the courthouse was torn down to make room for the present one and the horned toad was found alive. The toad died a year later and was given the name of "Old Rip". It is kept in a locked display case in the courthouse.
1897 Eastland County Courthouse in Eastland The 1897 Eastland County Courthouse where Ol' Rip's residence for 31 yrs.
old Eastland County Courthouse in Eastland This building was the first courthouse in Eastland around 1876. It became a drug store later and is now being restored to be a court museum. The 1883 courthouse was destroyed by a fire in 1896.
ELLIS COUNTY Ellis County Courthouse in Waxahachie County Seat: Waxahachie Built: 1896 Style: Richardsonian-Romanesque Status: active courthouse Note: National Register of Historic Places The county's fourth courthouse is nine stories high and features some of the finest stonework of granite & red sandstone in the state. The style is similar to the Old Red Courthouse in downtown Dallas. A three-year restoration project was just completed in 2002. One of the most photographed buildings in Texas.
ERATH COUNTY Erath County Courthouse in Stephenville County Seat: Stephenville Built: 1892 Style: Romanesque Revival Status: active courthouse Note: Third courthouse and built for $75K
FALL COUNTY Fall County Courthouse in Marlin County Seat: Marlin Built: 1939 Style: Contemporary Status: active courthouse
FANNIN COUNTY - present courthouse was built in 1965 at the county seat of Bonham. FAYETTE COUNTY Fayette County Courthouse in LaGrange County Seat: LaGrange Built: 1891 Style: Romanesque Revival Status: active courthouse
FRANKLIN COUNTY Franklin County Courthouse in Mount Vernon County Seat: Mount Vernon Built: 1912 Style: Classical Revival Status: active courthouse Note: Located on the square but not center, being renovated in 2011.
FREESTONE COUNTY Freestone County Courthouse in Fairfield County Seat: Fairfield Built: 1919 Style: Classical Revival Status: active courthouse

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