Details for Newton County Courthouse (Atlas Number 5351011121)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5351011121


Marker Number 11121
Atlas Number 5351011121
Marker Title Newton County Courthouse
Index Entry Newton County Courthouse
City Newton
County Newton
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes French Second Empire (architectural style); courthouses
Marker Year 1974
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This Courthouse was preceded by one built in Burkeville in 1848, and another erected on this public square in 1853. It is a Second Empire style edifice, with an unusual truncated clock tower, mansard roof, and corner quoins, built in 1902-03 by contractors Martin & Moody of Comanche; from brick made on nearby Caney Creek. The interior was altered in 1910 and 1925, and the jail added in 1936. Restored in 1972-73. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1974