Details for Grimes County Courthouse (Atlas Number 5185008585)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5185008585


Marker Number 8585
Atlas Number 5185008585
Marker Title Grimes County Courthouse
Index Entry Grimes County Courthouse
City Anderson
County Grimes
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 213358
UTM Northing 3376847
Subject Codes courthouses
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Courthouse, Anderson.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Unique Victorian Texas public building. Third courthouse here. Site, in an 1824 land grant from Mexico, was donated 1850 by Henry Fanthorp, first permanent settler in county. Built 1891 of hand-molded brick with native stone trim. Vault is same one used in previous buildings; has twice withstood fires. Tried here in 1930s, a Clyde Barrow gang member vowed he'd see court in infernal regions. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965