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County Courthouse Historical
of sign - 100 E Houston Street, Linden, Texas
taken- April 2008
courtesy of Jimmy Wayne
county was organized, 1846, courthouse was in Jefferson (now in
Marion County created from Cass in 1860). Linden was
county seat 1852. A frame courthouse was built here, 1853.
brick structure begun in 1860, was not completed until after the
Civil War ended 1865. It cost $9,877.00.
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.
Texas Historic Landmark 1967
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