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Montague County

Montague County is named for Daniel Montague, who was a surveyor of the Fannin Land District and a veteran of the Mexican War.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Jefferson County, Oklahoma and Love County, Oklahoma

E – Cooke County

S – Wise County and Jack County

W – Clay County

 

mber 24, 1857                Map of Texas highlighting Montague County

County Seat: 

Montague  1858 – present

 

County Courthouse – Montague

 

Location:  101 Franklin Street / Grand Street

Built:  1912 – 1913

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  George Burnett of Waco

Contractor:  A Z Rogers of Henrietta

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story dark red colored brick, steel and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Montague. The south and north sides have large porticos supported by four large white colored columns with a pediment at the roof line. There is white colored trim around the windows and horizontal white colored bands on the extended sections of the building. In the interior  are ornate stairs and railings. The courtroom is located on the southeast side of the second story. The building houses the State District Court, Constitutional County Court and County Justice Court. The building was remodeled in 1939 when the dome was removed. The contractor was T Lacey. The building was renovated in 1985 to 1986. The architect was Conrad Staley & Associates of Wichita Falls. Located on the grounds is the old red colored brick Jail,

 

County Courthouse Annex – Montague

 

 

Location:  NW – Highway 59 / Grand Street

Built:  2012 – 2013

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Harper Perkins Architects Inc. of Wichita Falls

Contractor:  M & F Litteken Company of Wichita Falls

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Montague to the north of the courthouse. The south front has two one story porticos supported by two pillars. The west end has a wide porch. The roof is hipped. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the south side near the west entrance.  

 

History:  The county was created in 1857 and Montague was selected as the county seat in 1858. The first courthouse was built in 1858 and burned on February 25, 1873. The second courthouse was built in 1878 by John Thomas of Fort Worth at a cost of $22,000. The building burned on March 31, 1884. The previous courthouse was designed by Kane & Son and constructed by Thomas J Jarrell in 1885 at a cost of $35,000. On July 5, 1905, a tornado ripped through the northern and central part of Montague County and the courthouse was severely damaged. The present courthouse was constructed in 1912 to 1913 at a cost of $100,000. The County Courthouse Annex was constructed in  2012 to 2013.

 

 

County Courthouse – Montague

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Jail – Montague

 

 

County Courthouse Annex – Montague

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2006, 2014 and 2019