Irion County Courthouse
Mertzon, Texas
 Completed - 1937
Architect - David Castle
Photos: Robert Deering 6/13/2004


COUNTY NAMED FOR: Robert Anderson Irion, a physician, surveyor, and Republic of Texas secretary of state.

COUNTY SEATS: Two - Sherwood and Mertzon.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: M. L. Mertz, a San Angelo banker who was also a director of the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway.

COURTHOUSES: Two - Sherwood in 1901 and Mertzon in 1937.

STANDING: Two - 1901 Second Empire courthouse built of limestone, and the 1937 Moderne courthouse built of brick. The 1901 structure in Sherwood now serves as a community center.

1901 Courthouse in Sherwood

1937 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939


Irion County Courthouse
Sherwood, Texas

 Completed - 1901
Architect - Martin & Moodie
Photos: Robert Deering 6/13/2004