King County Courthouse

King County Courthouse (HM1ZFW)

Location: Guthrie, TX 79236 King County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 37.137', W 100° 19.337'

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Created in 1876, King County organized in 1891. Its first courthouse, a two-story frame structure, was destroyed in 1905 by a tornado. The next house of justice, built of sandstone, burned in 1914. That same year, the county hired Fort Worth architect Ernest E. Churchill to design a new courts building. The two-story concrete structure served as the courthouse until 1982, when the county converted it to a library and built a new courthouse. The Classical Revival edifice exhibits prairie-style influences. Today, it remains a testament to the aspirations of early 20th-century King County residents.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Year Placed1962
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 3:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 377343 N 3720690
Decimal Degrees33.61895000, -100.32228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 37.137', W 100° 19.337'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 37' 8.22" N, 100° 19' 20.22" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800 S Baker St, Guthrie TX 79236, US
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