Briscoe County Courthouse
Silverton, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1922
Architect -  Smith & Townes
Photos: Robert Deering 4/4/2005
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1892

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Andrew Briscoe, a soldier in the Texas Revolution, who became a judge and railroad promoter during the Texas Republic period.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Silverton, Texas

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Reportedly derived from the silvery reflections of the shallow lakes in the area.

COURTHOUSES: Two - 1892 and 1922

STANDING: One - 1922 Classical Revival courthouse built of brick and concrete. The building was remodeled in 1954.

LOCATION:  415 Main St, Silverton, TX 79257

 
 

1922 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
1894 Briscoe County Jail
 

 

Silverton, Texas
Photo: Robert Deering
4/4/2005

 
First Baptist Church of Silverton