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Maverick County

Maverick County is named for Samuel Augustus Maverick, who was an early legislator and later a rancher in the county.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Kinney County

E – Zavala County and Dimmit County

S – Mexico

W – Mexico

 

Created:  February 2, 1856                    Map of Texas highlighting Maverick County

County Seat: 

Eagle Pass  1871 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Eagle Pass

 

Location:  501 East Main Street / Madison Street

Built:  1884 – 1885

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  James W Wahrenberger & Albert F Beckman of San Antonio

Contractor:  William Hausser of Eagle Pass

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story yellow colored plastered brick and stone style structure. The building is located on lthe andscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of Eagle Pass. The south front has a protruding center section with three arched windows on the first story and three high arched windows on the second story. On either side of the center section are porticoes supported by two columns for the entrance doorways. In the center of the roof is a high square stone clock tower. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the second story. The building was restored in 2005.

 

County Courthouse – Eagle Pass  

 

 

Location:  500 Quarry Street / Madison Street

Built:  1978 – 1979

Style:  Modern Mediterranean

Architect:  Barton D Riley & Associates

Contractor:  Hallman & Keele Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Eagle Pass. The building is comprised of an east and west section with a center entrance and enclosed courtyard. The windows are vertical with projecting white colored frames. The red colored roof is sloped with a flat center roof line section. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the southeast side of the second story. The building houses the State District Court and Constitutional County Court. 

 

History:  The county was created in 1856 and Eagle Pass was selected as the county seat in 1871 when he county was organized. The county occupied rental premises until the first courthouse was constructed in 1884 to 1885 and is still standing. The courthouse and a jail were erected at total cost of $20,489. The jail was replaced in 1949 and sits on the north side of the old courthouse. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1978 to 1979.

 

 

Old County Courthouse – Eagle Pass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Jail – Eagle Pass

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Courthouse – Eagle Pass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2006, 2014 and 2019