Presidio County Courthouse
Marfa, Texas
 
 
     
 
 Completed - 1886
Architect - Alfred Giles
Photos: Robert Deering 9/2/2005
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1875

COUNTY NAMED FOR: The ancient border settlement of Presidio del Norte.

COUNTY SEATS: Two - Fort Davis and Marfa. In 1887 Fort Davis became the seat of Jeff Davis County, which was established from Presidio County lands.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Reportedly, the wife of a railroad executive suggested the name Marfa from Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, which she was reading at the time.

COURTHOUSES: One - 1886

STANDING: One - 1886 Second Empire courthouse built of brick and stone.

RENOVATION: Complete - Rededication January 5, 2002.

ADDRESS:  310 Highland Street, Marfa, Texas

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Marfa, Texas
Photos: Robert Deering 9/2/2005

 
First Baptist Church of Marfa