Texarkana Courthouse Straddles Two States

May 9, 2011 at 5:12 pm EST

The U.S. Post Office and Courthouse in Texarkana is the only federal building in the country that is actually in two states.

The northern portion of the building is in Texarkana, Ark., while the southern half is in Texarkana, Texas. That means that the courthouse is in two circuits (the 5th and the 8th) and in two districts (Eastern District of Texas and the Western District of Arkansas).

The unique building was constructed in 1933 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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