Martin County Courthouse
Stanton, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1975
Architect - - Riherd & Huckabee
Photos: Robert Deering 6/12/2004
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1884

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Wylie Martin, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Stanton. The town was orginally called Grelton and was know as Marienfeld (German for "Field of Mary") at the time the county was organized. The name was changed to Stanton in 1890.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Edwin McMasters Stanton, a Supreme Court justice and secretary of war under President Lincoln.

COURTHOUSES: Three - 1886, 1908, and 1975

STANDING: One - 1975 Modern courthouse built of concrete. Cell blocks of the 1908 jail that were orginally part of the 1886 courthouse still stand. A gazebo made from columns and the dome of the 1908 courthouse are also on the grounds.

LOCATION:  301 S St Peter St, Stanton, TX 

 
 
 
1908 Courthouse
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

         
 
 
1908 Martin County Jail
 

 

Stanton, Texas
Photo: Robert Deering 6/12/2004

 
First Baptist Church of Stanton