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Crockett County

Crockett County is named for David Crockett, who was a legendary frontiersman and who died at the Battle of the Alamo.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Upton CountyReagan County and Irion County

E – Schleicher County and Sutton County

S – Val Verde County

W – Terrell County and Pecos County

 

Created:  January 22, 1875                    Map of Texas highlighting Crockett County

 

County Seat: 

Ozona  1875 – present

County Courthouse – Ozona

Location:  908 Avenue D / 11th Street

Built:  1901 – 1902

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  Oscar Ruffini

Contractor:  Charles Schumm

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Ozona. The west front has a wide porch on the first story with eight columns rising to a balcony on the second story which has a large arched windows with pediment at the roof line. At each corner of the building is a large square tower with steep roof. On the north and south sides are small porches. On the front of the roof is a large square cupola with mansard roof. The interior has wood wainscoting, stairs and furnishings. The large courtroom is located on the south side of the second story and has stained glass fan-light windows. The building houses the State District Court, Constitutional County Court and County Justice Court. On the east side of the building is the one story stone County Administration Building and County Courthouse Annex. To the northeast is the old County Jail (1892).

 

History:  The county was created in 1875 and Ozona was selected as the county seat in 1891 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was built in 1891 by Sam T Smith, the town’s carpenter. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1901 to 1903 at a cost of $30,000.

 

 

County Courthouse – Ozona 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Administration Building – Ozona 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Courthouse Annex – Ozona 

 

 

Photos taken 2014 and 2019