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Paint Rock in Concho County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Concho County Courthouse

 
 
Concho County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
1. Concho County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  

First permanent courthouse for Concho County. Built in 1886, replacing crude early structures. Architects were the brothers F.E. and Oscar Ruffini, who also planned and constructed first main building at the University of Texas. As F.E. Ruffini lived only long enough to draw plans for this courthouse, his brother completed it. Architecture is “French Second Empire”. Use of rusticated stone – which came from a quarry only a few miles away – is unusual in this style.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962

Concho County Courthouse
152 North Roberts Avenue
Built in 1886
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior
 
Erected 1962 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1018.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 31° 30.509′ N, 99° 55.192′ W. Marker is in Paint Rock, Texas, in Concho County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Roberts
Marker in front of Concho County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
2. Marker in front of Concho County Courthouse
West elevation of courthouse
Street (U.S. 83) and Moss Street, on the right when traveling north on N. Roberts Street. Marker is located on the west side of the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 152 N Roberts St, Paint Rock TX 76866, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Concho County (here, next to this marker); John S. Chisum (approx. 3.2 miles away); Community of Concho (approx. 6.8 miles away); Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway (approx. 7.6 miles away); San Clemente Mission (approx. 9.4 miles away); Hoffman Cemetery (approx. 9.8 miles away); SPJST Lodge No. 49 (approx. 11.8 miles away); Sweet Home School (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paint Rock.
 
A nearby memorial to Bill Sims at the Concho County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, November 28, 2019
3. A nearby memorial to Bill Sims at the Concho County Courthouse
Bill Sims
“Listen to all sides, then do what’s right!”
As a youth, Bill Sims ran barefoot along the banks of the Concho River. As an adult, he stood firmly for our right to be independent. He’ll always remain “one of us!”
State Senator 1982-1996
Concho County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
4. Concho County Courthouse
South elevation of courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3. submitted on December 1, 2019, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas.   4. submitted on March 25, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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