Aspermont, TX Courthouse Fire, Aug 1910


Loss of Four to Five Thousand Dollars None of Which is Covered by Insurance.

Special to the Star - Telegram.

ASPERMONT, Tex., Aug. 9. - Stonewall county courthouse, a two-story frame structure, burned this morning at 2 o'clock, entailling a loss of $4,000 to $5,000 to the county. All records of the county judge, sheriff and tax collector, and most of the surveyor's records were burned. No insurance was carried on the building or contents. The origin of the fire is unknown, but is supposed to have caught from the upper story, where the commissioners' court had been in session the previous day.

The Fort Worth Star - Telegram, Fort Worth, TX, 9 Aug 1910