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WOOD COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Quitman, Texas

Wood County has had four courthouses:
1851, 1854, 1883 and the present 1925 courthouse.

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Present Wood County Courthouse, Quitman Texas
Wood County Courthouse
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007

The Present Wood County Courthouse
- Quitman, Texas

Date - 1925
Architect - C. H. Leinbach
Style - Classical Revival
Material - Brick
An addition was built in 1949, and the courthouse had undergone several remodeling since.
Historical Marker:

WOOD COUNTY COURTHOUSE

The Texas legislature created Wood County in 1850 with Quitman as the county seat. The county first used a log courthouse on the south side of the square before building a two-story frame structure, which burned in 1878. The county’s third courthouse, designed by the noted F.E. Ruffini, was completed in 1884. It burned in 1924, and the county hired C.H. Leinbach of Dallas to design a new courthouse; Rice Construction Co. served as general contractor. The county added an annex in 1950, but the courthouse retains its Classical Revival style, with features including a grand stair with raised entry, a four column temple front, and a full entablature with dentil molding and pediment.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2003
Wood county courthouse  Quitman Texas old photo
The 1925 Wood County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT
1925 Wood County Courthouse today, Quitman Texas
The 1925 Wood County courthouse today.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2006
Wood county courthouse, Quitman, Texas old photo
An earlier view of the 1925 Wood County Courthouse
Photo circa 1930 courtesy THC

The 1883 Wood County Courthouse

The third Wood county courthouse, Quitman, Texas
The 1883 Wood County Courthouse in Quitman
Photo circa 1909 courtesy THC
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