Cherokee County Courthouse

Cherokee County Courthouse

1st Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1846
County Seat: Rusk
Present Status: Gone
Building Materials/Description: Frame, 2 story, $5,475

2nd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1850
County Seat: Rusk
Present Status: Gone

3rd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1859
County Seat: Rusk
Present Status: Gone
Building Materials/Description: Brick

4th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1889
County Seat: Rusk
Present Status: Gone. Demolished 1941

5th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1941
County Seat: Rusk
Present Status: Existing. Active.
Architectural Firm: Gill and Bennett, Inc. (Dallas)
Architectural Style: Moderne
General Contractor: WPA
Building Materials/Description: Local stone. WPA constructed 3-story (on basement) center building with 2-story wings on either side. Rusticated stone exterior with cast stone vertical spandrels at window bays. Entrance features decorative cast aluminum grates on transoms. Cost to build: $100,000