Castro County Courthouses

Castro County Courthouses (HM1POS)

Location: Dimmitt, TX 79027 Castro County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 33.043', W 102° 18.736'

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This site was set aside as the Dimmitt town square in 1891, the year Castro County was formally organized. Temporary court facilities were set up in J. N. Morrison's office while the first courthouse was built. An ornate two-story structure, it burned in 1906 after being hit by lighting. A brick courthouse with a central dome, built in 1908, was dedicated at a community picnic. It served until the 1930s, but was razed to make room for the present stone building. Built with Works Progress Administration labor, Castro County's third courthouse opened in 1939.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
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HM NumberHM1POS
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Marker Number758
Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, November 30th, 2015 at 5:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 746625 N 3826503
Decimal Degrees34.55071667, -102.31226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 33.043', W 102° 18.736'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 33' 2.58" N, 102° 18' 44.16" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 US-385, Dimmitt TX 79027, US
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