Jeff Davis County Courthouse
Fort Davis, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1910
Architect -  L. L. Thurman & Co
Photos: Robert Deering 9/2/2005
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1887

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Fort Davis.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Jefferson Davis, U. S. Secretary of War (before the Civil War).

COURTHOUSES: Two - 1880 and 1910. Fort Davis was the county seat of Presidio County from 1871 to 1885 when Marfa was declared the new county seat. In 1887 Jeff Davis County was formed and Fort Davis was once again a county seat.

STANDING: One - 1910 Classical Revival courthouse built of stone and concrete. The building has a Beaux-Arts clock tower.

RENOVATION: Complete - Rededication November 8, 2003

ADDRESS:  105 Court Avenue, Fort Davis, Texas

 
 

1910 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939