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Scurry County

Scurry County is named for William Read Scurry, who was a Texas state legislator and a Confederate general who was killed at the Battle of Jenkins Ferry.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Garza County and Kent County

E – Fisher County

S – Mitchell County

W – Borden County

 

Created:  August 21, 1876                      Map of Texas highlighting Scurry County

County Seat: 

Snyder  1884 – present

 

County Courthouse – Snyder 

 

Location:  4806 25th Street / Avenue R

Built:  1909 – 1911

Style:  Texas Renaissance

Architect:  Otto Lang and Frank Mitchell of Dallas

Contractor:  M S Hash Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The tower was removed in 1950, and in 1972, the building was remodeled and faced with polished reddish colored granite. Large vertical cement buttresses divide the exterior. Around the roof line is a wide black colored band atop the concrete header of the buttresses. The north side has the recessed main entrance. The District Court courtroom is located on the west side of the third story and the County Court courtroom is located on the east side of the second story. The architect for the remodeling was Joseph D Hinton and the contractor was Herman Bennett Company.

 

See:  The architect, Otto Lang and Frank Mitchell of Dallas designed similar style courthouses in Cooke County and Johnson County.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1886. The building was demolished in 1911 when the second and present courthouse was constructed.

 

 

County Courthouse – Snyder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Courthouse in 1911

Photos taken 2006, 2014 and 2019