Lamar County, Texas


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Lamar County Courthouse
119 N Main Street
Paris, Lamar County, Texas


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Texas Historical Commission
Lamar County Courthouse
The March 1916 Fire That Left Downtown Paris In Ruins
Ravaged Lamar County's Massive 1897 Romanesque Courthouse
And Tower, Once Thought Indestructible, On April 20, 1916, The
Lamar County Commissioners Court Chose Local Designers And
Builders William G. Barry, Edwin R. Smith And Elmer George
Withers To Work With The Fort Worth Architectural Firm Of
Sanguinet & Staats To Design A New Courthouse. The County
Judge And Commissioners Court And Carl G. Staats Reviewed The
Designs Of Several Courthouses Around The State. Some Paris
Residents Requested That The New Courthouse Be Built In The
Center Of Its Lot In Keeping With The City's Plans For Wide Roads
At The Town Square, But The Court Decided That It Would Be More
Efficient To Build The New Structure Upon The Same Foundation
As The Old Courthouse.

The Upper Ruins Of The Old Courthouse Were Dismantled By July
1916. In Late August The Commissioners Chose J. C. Buchanan
And J. N. Gilder Of Fort Worth, Who Did Significant Work In
Rebuilding Paris After The Fire, To Serve As Contractors.
Construction Began In September. By That Time The Restoration
And Renovation Of Several Other Buildings Around The Square
Was Nearing Completion, And Downtown Paris Took On A
Modern Appearance.

Completed By November 1917, The New Courthouse Was Built Of
Fireproof Concrete Covered By Rough Pink Granite Salvaged
From The 1897 Building. Distinctive Features Of The Imposing
Classical Edifice Include Corner Pavilions And Engaged Granite
Columns And The Classical Cornice With Matching Terra Cotta
Ornament, (Notably Eagles And Medallions). Marked By Triple-
Arched Porticos, The Primary Entrances Echo The Romanesque
Style Of The Original Structure.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2000


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Lamar County Texas
A.D. 1896
J. C. Hunt
County Judge
County Commissioners
T. J. Vansant, Pre?? J. B. Nixon, Pre 3.
Iro Connor Pre 2, I J K Palley Pre 4.


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Paris Bar Association
March 21 A.D. 1917
Sanguinet & Staats
Barry & Smith
Architects
Buchanan & Gilder
Builders


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State Historical Survey Committee
Lamar County, C.S.A.
On Uneasy Border Of Indian Territory In The Civil
War A Military Transport Center, On The Old Central
National Road Surveyed In 1844 By The Republic Of
Texas, To Run From San Antonio, Crossing Red River,
North Of Paris, A Rich Farming Area, Lamar County
Gave Much Food To The Confederacy, Despite Unrest
Over Rumors Of Federal Invasion From The North.

In 1861, Lamar County Sent To The Texas Secession
Convention On The Delegation To Vote Unanimously
Against Secession, Citizens In The StateWise Elec-
tion Also Opposed Secession By Vote Of 663 To 553.

Once War Came, However, The County Raised At Least 9
Combat Companies. Organized 9th Texas Infantry, Led
In Succession By Colonels S. B. Maxey, W. H. Young And
W. A. Stanley, The 9th Fought At Bloody Shiloh In 1862
And Later Was In Famous Hood's Texas Brigade, One
Of The Most Illustrious Armies In The Civil War.

Maxey Became One Of The 3 Major Generals And
Young One Of The 32 Brigadier Generals Given By
The State Of Texas To The Confederate Cause.

Among Most Noted Of Texas Contractors Of Beef To
Feed Confederate Armies Was A Lamar Countian, John
Chisum, Who During Wartime Became A Cattle King, With Great Herds In Open Country To The West.
(1965)


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To Those Who Served
WWII December 1941 - March 1946
Korea June 1950 - July 1954
Vietnam March 1962 - March 1973


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Commemorating The Texas Sesquicentennial
Daughters Of The Republic Of Texas
Dedicate This Plaque To
Mirabeau B. Lamar
President, Republic Of Texas
Father Of Public Education In Texas
Lamar Day, January 26, 1986.


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Lamar County
Created December 17, 1840
From Red River County
Organized In 1841
Named In Honor Of
Mirabeau B. Lamar, 1798-1859
Father Of Texas Education
President Of The Republic Of Texas
1838-1841

Lafayette, 1841
Mount Vernon, 1843
Paris, Originally Called Pinhook
1844, Have Served As County Seat


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Lamar County Marker Located at US 82 West Paris, Lamar County, Texas


Hi, I am Diane Loy and would like to welcome you to the Lamar County, Texas Cemeteries Project. If you would like to contribute headstone photos, obituaries or would like to transcribe and take pictures of the headstones in any cemetery in Lamar County, please email me.

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Feb. 15, 2009
Hwy 1497
Biardstown
A Works In Progress
On Line This Site
Photographed & Submitted by Carole Curry
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Jan. 20, 2008
Roxton On Line This Site
Binnion Cemetery

April 27, 2009
CR 14670 N .1 mile
Biardstown
On Line This Site
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Paris
On Line This Site
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Oct. 7, 2008
Paris On Line This Site
Photographed & Submitted by Carole Curry
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CR 16060 off US HWY 271,
Deport
A Works In Progress
On Line This Site
Photographed & Submitted by Carole Curry
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Paris On Line This Site
Evergreen Cemetery

March 19, 2009
Jefferson Rd. & South Church St.
Paris
A Works In Progress
On Line This Site
Photographed & Submitted by Carole Curry
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March 19, 2009
Biardstown Partial Survey
On Line This Site
Photographed & Submitted by Carole Curry
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Garretts Bluff On Line This Site
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May 4, 2008
Razor On Line This Site
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CR 15900 off FM 1498
Slabtown Community
On Line This Site
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Sept. 27, 2008
Reno On Line This Site
Photographed & Submitted by Carole Curry
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FM 2820
Paris
On Line This Site
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April 28, 2009
CR 13600
Jennings Community
On Line This Site
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Feb. 13, 2008
Roxton On Line This Site
Kitchens Cemetery

March 30, 2009
Novice On Line This Site
Knights of Honor Cemetery

Feb. 14, 2009
FM 194
Blossom
A Works In Progress
Partial Survey
On Line This Site
Photographed & Submitted by Carole Curry
Little Vine Cemetery

June 12, 2009
Globe Community On Line This Site
Littlejohn Cemetery

Jan. 27, 2008
Chicota On Line This Site
Long Cemetery

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Powderly On Line This Site
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Sept. 8, 2009
Razor Community On Line This Site
Meadowbrook Gardens Cemetery

June 10, 2009
6245 Clarksville Street
Paris
A Works In Progress
On Line This Site
Photographed & Submitted by Carole Curry
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Caviness On Line This Site
Mt. Vernon Cemetery

Aug. 30, 2009
Maxey Community On Line This Site
Neathery Cemetery

Aug. 30, 2009
Marvin Community On Line This Site
Newbether Cemetery

Jan. 4, 2008
Powderly On Line This Site
Old Jewish Burial Ground

Oct. 7, 2008
Paris On Line This Site
Photographed & Submitted by Carole Curry
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March 27, 2009
CR 46700 off FM 906 On Line This Site
Pinhook Cemetery

March 30, 2009
CR 45600
Pinhook
On Line This Site
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CR 33250
1 mile N of FM 79
On Line This Site
Presbyterian Cemetery

May 26, 2009
Chicota On Line This Site
Photographed & Submitted by Carole Curry
Providence Baptist Church Cemetery FM 195
Paris
Soon On Line This Site
Photographed & Submitted by Carole Curry
Pyles Cemetery

Oct. 20, 2009
16 miles NW of Paris
on Hwy 78
On Line This Site
Razor Cemetery

April 27, 2009
From FM 197, take CR 36550 forof Dead Man Branch Creek to the right,
inside a chain link fence.
Razor Community
On Line This Site
Red Oak Cemetery

Dec. 31, 2007
Blossom On Line This Site
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Feb. 17, 2008
Powderly On Line This Site
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Feb. 15, 2013
Roxton On Line This Site
Rockford Church & Cemetery

Feb. 26, 2009
Hwy 1497 - 16 miles SE of Paris on FM 1497
Biardstown
Partial Survey
A Works In Progress
On Line This Site
Photographed & Submitted by Carole Curry
Springhill Cemetery

Dec. 19, 2009
Novice On Line This Site
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Medill On Line This Site
Toppings Cemetery

Feb. 20, 2009
Roxton Partial Survey
On Line This Site
Photographed & Submitted by Carole Curry
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May 16, 2009
CR 35610 On Line This Site
Wright Cemetery

Aug. 27, 2009
Slabtown Community On Line This Site

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