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Keywords:Historical Marker, Brown County, Courthouses of BrownwoodCemetery
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.02 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken3-Apr-11 12:16
Date modified3-Apr-11 12:16
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length24 mm
Focal length (35mm)36 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/125 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Courthouses of Brown County

Courthouses of Brown County

Brown County, Texas
31 43.369' N 98 58.803' W

Text: Brown County, created in 1856 and organized two years later, has had four courthouses. Pioneer settler, Welcome William Chandler, donated land for the first courthouse, a log cabin. The county moved the building twice, first two miles to the Billy Connell farm, then to this site after Greenleaf Fisk’s donation of land for a new townsite resolved an 1868 dispute. Commissioners also added a second story to the structure. A combination courthouse and jail built in 1876 served only four years before it burned. Waco architectural firm, Dodson and Dudley, designed a new building in 1884. The current classical revival courthouse, build in 1917-1918, incorporated interior walls and vaults from the prior structure.