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Jack County

Jack County is named for Patrick Churchill Jack and William Houston Jack, who were colonists and veterans of the Texas Revolution.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Clay County and Montague County

E – Wise County

S – Parker County and Palo Pinto County

W – Young County and Archer County

 

Created:  August 27, 1856                      Map of Texas highlighting Jack County

County Seat: 

Jacksboro  1856 – present

 

County Courthouse – Jacksboro

 

Location:  100 North Main Street / East Belknap Street

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  Voelcker and Dixon

Contractor:  Eckert-Fair Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story stone and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped  building is located on the spacious landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of Jacksboro. The west front has narrow vertical windows with central entrance on the first story. The north and south sections project slightly from the main building. The roof line is flat. In the interior there is a central staircase. The courtroom has wood paneled walls. The building houses the State District Court, Constitutional County Court and County Justice Court. The building was a Public Works Administration project. 

 

See:  The architect, Voelcker & Dixon designed other courthouses in Cottle CountyGrayson CountyGregg CountyKnox CountyMidland CountyRockwall County, Van Zandt County and Wilbarger County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1856 and Jacksboro was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a converted store in 1858. The second courthouse was a two story sandstone structure built in 1871. The third courthouse was a three story stone structure designed by James Edward Flanders and constructed by Strain, Risley & Winburn in 1886 at a cost of $35,000. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1939 t 1940.

 

 

County Courthouse – Jacksboro 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2014