COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1858
COUNTY NAMED FOR: The Hardin family of Liberty
Two - Hardin and
COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Herman and Augustus Kountze, financial backers of the Sabine and East Texas Railroad.
Five - Hardin 1859, 1872; Kountze 1887, 1905, 1959.
STANDING: Two -
- 1887 Courthouse originally was a two-story structure, now serves as a law office across the street from the current courthouse.
- 1959 Modern structure of steel and masonry.
- Columns from the 1905 structure are displayed on the courthouse grounds.