Red River County Courthouse
Clarksville, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1884
Architect - William H. Wilson
Photos: Robert Deering 7/28/2007
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1837

COUNTY NAMED FOR: The Red River along the Texas-Oklahoma border

COUNTY SEATS: Two - La Grange (Present-day Madras) and Clarksville

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: James Clark, who in 1833 moved to the area and laid out a townsite.

COURTHOUSES: Three - 1838 in La Grange; 1852 and 1884 in Clarksville.

STANDING: One - 1884 courthouse built of limestone with a mixture of Renaissance Revival and Second Empire elements with a 1910 addition.

RENOVATION: Complete - Rededication October 26, 2002

 
 

1884 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939
 

1884 Courthouse
Under Rennovation
Photo: Robert Deering 8/30/2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



1889 Red River County Jail
 

 

Clarksville, Texas
Photo: Robert Deering 7/28/2007

 
1914 Post Office in Clarksville