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Sutton County

Sutton County is named for John Schuyler Sutton, who was a Texas Ranger and a soldier in the Texas Revolution and Mexican- American War.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Schleicher County

E – Kimble County

S – Edwards County and Val Verde County

W – Crockett County


Created:  April 1, 1887                            Map of Texas highlighting Sutton County

County Seat: 

Sonora  1887 – present


County Courthouse – Sonora  


Location:  300 East Oak Street / North Water Street

Built:  1890 – 1891

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  Oscar Ruffini

Contractor:  Z D Gafford and A Balfanz.


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story limestone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The southwest front and northeast side have central projecting sections with an entrance on the first story, vertical window on the second story and small pediment at the base of the mansard roof. A stone belt runs between the first and second stories. The north and south wings extend from the main building. The mansard roof has round windows. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building was renovated in 2001. On the north side of Courthouse Square is the old two story stone County Jail built in 1891 and the one story Sutton County Annex designed by Gary Donaldson of San Angelo and constructed by Wilbur L Brown of San Angelo in 1984.



County Courthouse – Sonora 











































Old County Jail – Sonora









County Courthouse Annex – Sonora







Photos taken 2014 and 2019