The Seven Courthouses of Hunt County

The Seven Courthouses of Hunt County (HM292X)

Location: Greenville, TX 75401 Hunt County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 8.38', W 96° 6.42'

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In 1846, when Hunt County was created, Greenville was chosen as the county seat. Court sessions were held under oak trees at the corner of St. John and Bourland streets until the first courthouse was built here in 1847. A log cabin, it was located on the west side of the square. It was replaced in 1853 by a 2-story frame courthouse on the northwest corner.

The center of the square, which had been reserved for a more substantial building, was used in 1858 for the third courthouse. The first brick structure in the county, it was condemned in 1874. County offices were moved to a building at 2610 Lee Street, purchased from the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

The fifth courthouse, an ornate red brick building with white stone trim, was constructed here in 1883. Thirteen months later it was destroyed by a fire which heavily damaged the town's commercial district. A new courthouse, which closely resembled the 1883 structure, was built in 1885. In 1928 it was torn down to make room for construction of the present courthouse, the seventh for Hunt County. A formal dedication was held on April 11, 1929, the 83rd anniversary of the county's founding.
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HM NumberHM292X
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Year Placed1982
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Date Added Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 1:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 769871 N 3670497
Decimal Degrees33.13966667, -96.10700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 8.38', W 96° 6.42'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 8' 22.8" N, 96° 6' 25.2" W
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Area Code(s)903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2581 Lee St, Greenville TX 75401, US
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