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Quitman in Wood County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Wood County Courthouse

 
 
Wood County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Wood County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  The Texas legislature created Wood County in 1850 with Quitman as the county seat. The county first used a log courthouse on the south side of the square before building a two-story frame structure, which burned in 1878. The county’s third courthouse, designed by the noted F.E. Ruffini, was completed in 1884. It burned in 1924, and the county hired C.H. Leinbach of Dallas to design a new courthouse; Rice Construction Co. served as general contractor. The county added an annex in 1950, but the courthouse retains its Classical Revival style, with features including a grand stair with raised entry, a four column temple front, and a full entablature with dentil molding and pediment.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

 
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13752.)
 
Location. 32° 47.75′ N, 95° 27.119′ W. Marker is in Quitman, Texas, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Texas Route 37) and East Goode Street (Texas Route 154), on the
Wood County Courthouse Marker is to the right and behind the nearest marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Wood County Courthouse Marker is to the right and behind the nearest marker.
right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South Main Street, Quitman TX 75783, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Stephen Hogg (a few steps from this marker); County Divided into School Districts (within shouting distance of this marker); Ambrose Fitzgerald (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cathey Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church of Quitman (approx. 0.2 miles away); J. H. Jones and the Old Settlers Reunion Grounds (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Stephen Hogg's Early Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); James A. Stinson Home (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quitman.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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