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Cass County Courthouse Historical Marker

 

Location of sign - 100 E Houston Street, Linden, Texas

 

Photo taken- April 2008

 

Cass County Court House

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne

 

Text of sign:

 

Cass County Courthouse

 

When county was organized, 1846, courthouse was in Jefferson (now in Marion County created from Cass in 1860).  Linden was

made county seat 1852.  A frame courthouse was built here, 1853.

 

This brick structure begun in 1860, was not completed until after the Civil War ended 1865.  It cost $9,877.00.

 

It was enlarged in 1900 and 1917, after a fire in 1933, third floor was added.  Courthouse now is valued at $1,000,000.00.


Site of early work of 20th century U.S. Congressman Wright Patman and Texas Supreme Court Justice Ralph Hicks Harvey.

 

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark 1967

 

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