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Sherwood in Irion County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sherwood Courthouse

(Built 1900-1901)

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, November 10, 2018
1. Sherwood Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  First permanent courthouse for Irion County, locally organized 1889. Replaced temporary housing in several buildings. Site was gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ripley. Contractors: Martin and Moody. Stone was quarried nearby.

Courthouse was used for dances, teachers' institutes, community events; yard, for summer socials.

Enclosed to keep out grazing stock, approach was by a stile over fence beside which were water troughs and hitching posts for teams and saddle horses.

A 1936 election made Mertzon county seat. Once pride of area, this is now a community center.
 
Erected 1971 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4409.)
 
Location. 31° 16.81′ N, 100° 47.675′ W. Marker is in Sherwood, Texas, in Irion County. Marker is on Washington Avenue east of South Madison Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mertzon TX 76941, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Irion County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dove Creek Battle/Texas Civil War Indian Trouble
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By Brian Anderson, November 10, 2018
2. Sherwood Courthouse Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Knickerbocker Schools (approx. 10.1 miles away); Knickerbocker (approx. 10.1 miles away); Arden Community (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Sherwood, TX (Irion County) - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 11, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Sherwood Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 10, 2018
3. Sherwood Courthouse
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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