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Canton in Van Zandt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of 1896 Van Zandt County Courthouse

 
 
Site of 1896 Van Zandt County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 4, 2012
1. Site of 1896 Van Zandt County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. In 1894, the Van Zandt County Commissioners Court approved construction of a new brick courthouse at this site. Built between 1894 and 1896, it replaced a frame courthouse that had served the county since shortly after the Civil War. The noted San Antonio Architect J. Riely Gordon designed the 1896 courthouse in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. Built on a Greek cross plan, it featured a three-story main structure and a six-story central tower with a copper eagle statue at the top. The building was torn down in the 1930s.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11443.)
 
Location. 32° 33.38′ N, 95° 51.786′ W. Marker is in Canton, Texas, in Van Zandt County. Marker is on East Dallas Street (State Highway 64) east of South Buffalo Street (State Highway 198), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in front of the courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 E Dallas St, Canton TX 75103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oran Milo Roberts (here, next to this marker); Van Zandt County Courthouse (here,
Van Zandt County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 4, 2012
2. Van Zandt County Courthouse
The marker is next to the flagpole.
next to this marker); Caldwell Walton Raines (a few steps from this marker); John H. Reagan (a few steps from this marker); Hillcrest Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brady P. Gentry (approx. 10.6 miles away); The Free State of Van Zandt (approx. 10.7 miles away); Battle of the Neches (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2012, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2012, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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