Details for Cass County Courthouse (Atlas Number 5067009812)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5067009812


Marker Number 9812
Atlas Number 5067009812
Marker Title Cass County Courthouse
Index Entry Cass County Courthouse
Address 100 W. Houston St
City Linden
County Cass
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 372507
UTM Northing 3653405
Subject Codes courthouses
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Courthouse Square, SH 11 and FM 125
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text When county was organized, 1846, courthouse was in Jefferson (now in Marion County, created from Cass in 1860). Linden was made county seat, 1852; a frame courthouse was built here, 1853. This brick structure, begun in 1860, was not completed until after the Civil War ended in 1865. It cost $9,877.00. It was enlarged in 1900 and 1917. After a fire in 1933, third floor was added. Courthouse now is valued at $1,000,000.00. Site of early work of 20th century U. S. Congressman Wright Patman and Texas Supreme Court Justice Ralph Hicks Harvey. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967