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Irion County Courthouse - Mertzon, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 31° 15.527 W 100° 49.158
14R E 326775 N 3459710
Quick Description: A 1936 election changed the county seat from Sherwood to Mertzon. The 1937 Art-Deco Irion County Courthouse was built with WPA funding.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/3/2019 9:23:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM10G84
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
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Long Description:
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock, Texas 06 Sep 1936

"Irion County Seat Moved In Election

By a vote of 453 to 222 nine more than a two-thirds majority, Irion county voted today to move its county seat from Sherwood to Mertzon.

A $90.000 bond issue was voted in June and a $40.000 grant from the WPA has been applied for to construct the new building.

The new courthouse will be the third county building for the county. The new state highway No. 10 misses Sherwood by two miles. The county was organized in 1899."

Project type: Government building (non-park)

Date built or created: 1937

Location: Mertzon, Texas Irion County Courthouse

City: Mertzon

Condition: Good upkeep with a little wear and tear

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