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Albany in Shackelford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Shackelford County Courthouse

 
 
Shackelford County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
1. Shackelford County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Built 1883-84 from plans by J.E. Flanders of Dallas, architect for several other 1880s Texas courthouses. Edgar Rye of Albany was construction superintendent. Kilted Scottish masons erected the walls of stone quarried a few miles southwest of town. The foundations rest two feet deep on “natural concrete” (caliche).
     Budgeted at $27,000.00; final cost was $49,433.75. Clock tower was added at public’s request.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1962

 
Erected 1962 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4649.)
 
Location. 32° 43.363′ N, 99° 17.798′ W. Marker is in Albany, Texas, in Shackelford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of S. Main Street (U.S. 283) and S. 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is mounted to the wall to the right of the main (west) entrance to the courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 S. Main St, Albany TX 76430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shackelford County (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rev. John Brown, Clara Barton and the 1886-1887 Drought Relief (within
Main (West) Entrance to Shackelford County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
2. Main (West) Entrance to Shackelford County Courthouse
shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Jack Shackelford (within shouting distance of this marker); Shackelford County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Col. William E. Dyess (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. General Robert Boyd Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Colonel William Edwin Dyess (within shouting distance of this marker); Rear Admiral Emory Arden Grantham (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Albany.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Shackelford County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
3. Shackelford County Courthouse
View to the east across S. Main Street (US 283)
West Elevation of Shackelford County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
4. West Elevation of Shackelford County Courthouse
North Elevation of Shackelford County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
5. North Elevation of Shackelford County Courthouse
East Elevation of Shackelford County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
6. East Elevation of Shackelford County Courthouse
South Elevation of Shackelford County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
7. South Elevation of Shackelford County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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