Val Verde County Courthouse Square

Val Verde County Courthouse Square (HMZL0)

Location: Del Rio, TX 78840 Val Verde County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 21.575', W 100° 53.862'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 101 views
Inscription
Organized in 1885 from sections of Crockett, Kinney, and Pecos Counties, Val Verde County was named for a Civil War battle in New Mexico which involved Texas Confederate Forces. The growing railroad town of Del Rio was chosen as the seat of Government and Commissioners set up offices in a commercial building on Perry Street, now South Main.

Soon after formation of the county, the Limestone Jail was built here on a corner of the public square. During construction of the courthouse, it provided additional office space. A three-story annex to the building was completed later.

The Limestone Courthouse was constructed at this site in 1887. Architects were A. O. Watson and Jacob Larmour of Austin, designers of Courthouses in Milam and Comanche Counties. Built by the contracting firm of Hood and McLeod, it features classical revival detailing and octagonal corner turrets.

As the area population increased, the buildings were modified to provide for the expansion of services. A separate facility for the Sheriff's office and county prisoners was completed in 1956, and the old jail was remodeled for use by other departments.
Details
HM NumberHMZL0
Tags
Year Placed1980
Placed ByTexas Historical Commisson
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 2:16pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 315789 N 3249321
Decimal Degrees29.35958333, -100.89770000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 21.575', W 100° 53.862'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 21' 34.50" N, 100° 53' 51.72" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)830, 432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-498 Pecan St, Del Rio TX 78840, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?