Jefferson County Courthouse

Jefferson County Courthouse (HM28FK)

Location: Beaumont, TX 77701 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 4.719', W 94° 5.594'

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The first county building constructed at this site was a jailhouse completed in 1838, two years after the organization of Jefferson County. Located on land acquired from Nancy Tevis, a pioneer settler of the area, it also housed county offices and courts. When the commissioners court outgrew the facility, sessions were held in private homes.
The first courthouse here was completed in 1854. Built by John A. Beaumont, it was a two-story square structure surrounded by a six-foot picket fence. Baptist and Methodist congregations conducted Sunday services in the building and during the Civil War it was leased to D. T. Inglehart, a Confederate surgeon, for use as a hospital.
A second courthouse was constructed in 1893, twelve years after the incorporation of Beaumont. Designed by E. T. Heiner, it was a three-story red brick building with white trim. Following the area oil boom of the 1920s it proved inadequate to meet the needs of the growing population and was replaced by the present brick courthouse in 1931. Designed by Fred Stone and A. Babin, the fourteen-story building features art deco styling in the use of sculpted ornamentation and marble interior work.
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HM NumberHM28FK
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Year Placed1980
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 4:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 394640 N 3328004
Decimal Degrees30.07865000, -94.09323333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 4.719', W 94° 5.594'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 4' 43.14" N, 94° 5' 35.64" W
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Area Code(s)409
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1149 Pearl St, Beaumont TX 77701, US
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