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SCURRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Snyder, Texas
Scurry County

Scurry County has had 2 courthouses: 1886, 1911

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1972 remodeled Scurry County Courthouse front, Snyder, Texas
Scurry County courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, August, 2006

The 1911 Scurry County Courthouse
- Snyder, Texas

Architect - Lang & Witchell
Style - Texas Renaissance
Material - Brick

The 1911 Scurry County Courthouse is encased in granite from a remodeling in 1972. The tower had been removed in 1950.

1972 remodeling architect - Joseph D. Hinton

Photographer's Note:
"Before the 1972 remodel, the Scurry County courthouse resembled the 1911 Cooke County courthouse, which recently underwent an exterior restoration. Both courthouses were designed by the same architects.

The interior of the Scurry County courthouse retains none of its former appearance, including the district courtroom." - Terry Jeanson
Scurry County Courthouse, Snyder Texas  vintage photo
The 1911 Scurry County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo Courtesy TXDoT
Scurry County Courthouse tower removed, Snyder Texas  1950s
The Scurry County Courthouse after removal of the tower
1950s postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
1972 remodeled Scurry County Courthouse, Snyder, Texas
The remodeled Scurry County Courthouse, Snyder, Texas
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, August, 2006
1972 remodeled Scurry County Courthouse entrance, Snyder, Texas
Courthouse front entrance
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, August, 2006
Scurry County Courthouse site and building historical marker, Snyder, Texas
Historical marker
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, August, 2006
1911 Scurry County Courthouse granite cornerstone, Snyder Texas
Terry Jeanson, August, 2006 photo
"The courthouse's original cornerstone (above) was preserved on the inside of the building after the 1972 remodel." - Terry Jeanson
Scurry County Courthouse tower removed, Snyder Texas  1950s
The Scurry County Courthouse as it appeared in the mid 50s
Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
Scurry County Courthouse tower removed, Snyder Texas  1950s
Another view of the courthouse after removal of the tower
Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
The 1886 Scurry County Courthouse
- Snyder, Texas
"It was made of locally fired brick and the county jail was attached to the building by a corridor." - Terry Jeanson, August, 2006
1886 First Scurry County Courthouse, Snyder Texas
"This picture of the 1886 Scurry County courthouse is hanging in a display case inside the current courthouse." - Terry Jeanson, August, 2006
White Buffalo, Snyder, Texas
"In 2001, Snyder's former white buffalo has been retired to the Scurry County Museum. - Replaced by this more true-to-life model" -
Photo courtesy Charlene Beatty Beauchamp
On the courthouse lawn is a statue of a white buffalo - a sacred Indian symbol. More history

Photographer's Note:
"During my visit to Snyder, I tried to locate the white, fiberglass buffalo that was replaced by the bronze buffalo sculpture on the courthouse square. I discovered that more than one copy had been made. I did not find the buffalo in the Scurry County museum, but inside the Scurry County Coliseum. Another copy of the statue stands in the White Buffalo Memorial Park which is northwest of Snyder on S-CR 253/FM 1609, north of the small town of Union." - Terry Jeanson, August 9, 2008
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