Isaac McCormick Cottage

E 5th Street

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Isaac McCormick Cottage - Stinnett, Texas

Isaac McCormick Cottage - Stinnett, Texas in Courthouse Square on the north side

Photo taken by John Scruggs in May 2012

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Isaac McCormick Cottage, "Birthplace of Hutchinson County" - Built 1899 with materials hauled at great peril across the Canadian - then without a bridge. Mr. McCormick, his wife, Capitola, and eight children lived in a covered wagon and a tent while they put up their house. Home became cradle of county government when it was site of first meeting to plan separate organization of Hutchinson County (which previously had been joined to Roberts County for judicial purposes). In 1901 it was one of polling places in first county election. Moved to town, 1928; donated by Edgar Britain, 1964, for museum. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967.

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  • July 13, 2015: Added by John Scruggs