Kent County Courthouse
Jayton, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1956
Architect - Wyatt Hedrick
Photos: Robert Deering 4/5/2005
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1892

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Andrew Kent who died at the Alamo.

COUNTY SEATS: Two - Clairemont and Jayton.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: The name honors the Jay family, early ranchers in the area.

COURTHOUSES: Two - 1893 in Clairemont and 1956 in Jayton.

STANDING: Two -

  • 1893 Italiante courthouse in Clairmont built of sandstone.  The structure originally had two floors but was damaged by a fire in 1955. It now serves as a community building.
  • 1956 Modern courthouse in Jayton built of concrete, stone, and steel.
 
 
 
1893 Courthouse in Clairemont
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Kent County Courthouse
Clairemont, Texas

 
 Completed - 1893
Architect -
Photos: Robert Deering 4/5/2005

     
1893 Courthouse Before Modifications