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Stinnett in Hutchinson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hutchinson County Courthouse

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
1. Hutchinson County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Hutchinson County, named for prominent judge and writer Anderson Hutchinson, was one of 54 counties created out of the District of Bexar in 1876 by the Texas Legislature. It was not until 1901, however, that the county was officially organized. That year a temporary county courthouse was erected in the county seat of Plemons. A permanent courthouse was built in Plemons by contractor E. E. Ackers. Stinnett replaced Plemons as Hutchinson County Seat in 1926.

The county courthouse was temporarily housed in an office building in downtown Stinnett in 1926 before this courthouse was erected in 1927 at a time of major oil discoveries in the area. Designed by Amarillo architect W. C. Townes and built by local contractor C. S. Lambie & Company, the Spanish renaissance revival style building also housed the county jail. It features brick construction with cut-stone ornamentation, a 3-bay primary facade with grand entry bay, raised basement with end entries, metal sash windows and second floor window with round-arch stone lintels. Friezes at the east and west entrances of the courthouse depict the petroleum, farm and ranch, and cattle industries, historically the three principal commercial enterprises in the area.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

 
Erected
Hutchinson County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
2. Hutchinson County Courthouse Marker
1962 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2602.)
 
Location. 35° 49.644′ N, 101° 26.554′ W. Marker is in Stinnett, Texas, in Hutchinson County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 North Main Street, Stinnett TX 79083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isaac McCormick Cottage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Battle of Adobe Walls (approx. 4.5 miles away); Plemons Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); Bents Creek (approx. 5.9 miles away); Battle of Adobe Walls (approx. 5.9 miles away); Fritz Thompson Bridge (approx. 5.9 miles away); Drift Fence (approx. 8.9 miles away); Booker T. Washington School (approx. 10.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stinnett.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Hutchinson County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
3. Hutchinson County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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