Details for Somervell County Courthouse (Atlas Number 5425004978)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5425004978


Marker Number 4978
Atlas Number 5425004978
Marker Title Somervell County Courthouse
Index Entry Somervell County Courthouse
Address Courthouse Lawn
City Glen Rose
County Somervell
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 617244
UTM Northing 3567168
Subject Codes courthouses; Victorian (architectural term)
Marker Year 1963
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Courthouse Square, Glen Rose
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built 1893. Late Victorian style. Native limestone construction. County was organized in 1875 and named for General Alexander Somervell (1796-1854), Texas soldier, colonist, and statesman. Court was first held in an old store across road from Barnard's Mill. A log cabin (1 block w) was used later. Third courthouse (first on this site) was finished in 1882 but burned in 1893, along with many valuable records. Present structure has a fireproof vault.