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Weatherford in Parker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Parker County Courthouse

 
 
Parker County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 9, 2021
1. Parker County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  

Scene of many noted trials. Built 1884-86. Cost $55,555.55. Fourth courthouse in history of county, organized 1856. An oak on Ft. Belknap Road was court site that year. In this building practiced S.W.T. Lanham, who was governor of Texas 1902-1906.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1964
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3939.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
 
Location. 32° 45.543′ N, 97° 47.833′ W. Marker is in Weatherford, Texas, in Parker County. Marker is at the intersection of Austin Avenue and North Main Street, on the left when traveling west on Austin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Austin Avenue, Weatherford TX 76086, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Parker County, C.S.A. (a few steps from this marker); Parker County Confederate Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Franco-Texan Land Company Building (about 400 feet away, measured
Parker County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 9, 2021
2. Parker County Courthouse Marker
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in a direct line); James Claude Wright House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Dean of Texas Trail Drivers Oliver Loving (1812 - 1867) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old City Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chandor Gardens (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mount Pleasant Colored School (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weatherford.
 
Parker County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 9, 2021
3. Parker County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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