Details for Shelby County Courthouse (Atlas Number 5419007695)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5419007695


Marker Number 7695
Atlas Number 5419007695
Marker Title Shelby County Courthouse
Index Entry Shelby County Courthouse
Address Austin and Logansport
City Center
County Shelby
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 388139
UTM Northing 3518376
Subject Codes courthouses
Marker Year 1969
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built to resemble Irish castle (1883-1885) by architect J. J. E. Gibson, from Ireland. Style is, in part, "Romanesque revival." In 1866 county records were held at this site after being secretly taken from Shelbyville by R. L. Parker and Sam Weaver following a contested election naming Center as county seat. The noted land dispute case of heirs of Sydney O. Penington, signer of Texas Declaration of Independence, was tried here, 1896. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1969