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WILBARGER COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Vernon

Wilbarger County has had three courthouses:
1883, 1890 and the present 1928 building.

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1928 Wilbarger County Courthouse in the morning, Vernon , Texas,
SE corner of the courthouse in the early morning light.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, April, 2006

The Present Wilbarger County Courthouse -
Vernon

Date - 1928
Architect - Voelcker and Dixon
Style - Classical Revival


Photographer's Note:
"The 1928 Wilbarger County courthouse was one the earliest Texas courthouses designed by the architectural firm of Voelcker and Dixon, whose designs would soon be influenced by the Art-Deco/Art-Moderne style architecture of the 1930s which became prevalent in their later courthouses.

From what I could tell during my brief visit in 2006, much of this building has been spared from the modern renovations that many courthouses have endured over the years." - Terry Jeanson

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1928 Wilbarger County Courthouse, Vernon , Texas, 1939
Wilbarger County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT
Wilbarger County Courthouse close up view, Vernon , Texas
Wilbarger County courthouse south entrance
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, April, 2006
Wilbarger County Courthouse foyer , Vernon , Texas
Courthouse foyer looking north
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, April, 2006
1928 Wilbarger County Courthouse district courtroom, Vernon , Texas
The handsome district courtroom, complete with wooden wainscoting and decorated ceiling.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, April, 2006
1928 Wilbarger County Courthouse, Vernon , Texas
Courthouse SW corner
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, April, 2006

The 1890 Wilbarger County Courthouse -
Vernon

The former 1890 Wilbarger County courthouse was designed by architect James Edward Flanders who designed many Second Empire style courthouses in Texas in the late 1800s. The one he designed for Shackelford County is the only one that remains standing. - Terry Jeanson
1890 Wilbarger County Courthouse,  Vernon, Texas 1923  postcard
The 1890 Wilbarger County Courthouse
1923 postcard courtesy THC
Oil painting of 1890 Wilbarger County courthouse, Vernon Texas
Oil painting of the 1890 Wilbarger County courthouse hanging on the wall in the front lobby of the current courthouse.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, April 2006
Wilbarger County Historical Marker
Vernon Tx - Wilbarger County  Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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