Texas Courthouse Tour
There are 254 Texas counties, and many counties have more than one courthouse. Like other enthusiasts, I have set out to visit all of the historic Texas courthouses (yes, that’s a thing), and have dedicated this page to posting pictures and videos from my visits.
I have handled cases in many of these courthouses, but cannot choose a favorite. I love so many of them, but am partial to the designs of architects Alfred Giles and James Riely Gordon, both of whom were very active in and around San Antonio in the 1800s.
I hope you enjoy experiencing the many architectural styles of these fantastic buildings. I will continue to add pictures to this page as I get the chance to experience “new” courthouses.
-All photos and videos on this page taken by Trey Wilson.
-This page is best viewed on on a desktop. The alignment and labels may be off when viewed from a mobile device.
-Click on the photos below to enlarge. Some were taken with Canon cameras, and others with iPhones, so quality may vary.
-I make my living doing something other than taking pictures, so feel free to share or publish if you are so inclined.
-I also post some of the Courthouse photos I take on Instagram at @TreyWilsonAttorneyTx. Look for #texascourthouse to see additional pictures taken by me and other Texas courthouse enthusiasts.
-A sampling of pictures from my visits to other courthouses, including the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., will also be posted on this page. I have labeled the non-Texas courthouses as “BONUS.”
– If you are interested in historical Texas Courthouses, here are some great websites:
- 254 Texas Courthouses
- Texas Courthouse Trail
- Texas Escapes
- Texas Association of Counties
BONUS: Texas Historical Commission video on the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program
Trey Wilson’s Texas Courthouse Tour
Caldwell County (Lockhart)
Karnes County (Karnes City)
McClennan County (Waco)
Presidio County (Marfa)
Lavaca County (Hallettsville)
DeWitt County (Cuero). This courthouse was undergoing major renovation during 2021.
Wilson County (Floresville)
Gonzalez County (Gonzalez)
Bexar County (San Antonio) 1. This is my “home” courthouse. I have taken countless pictures of it!
Goliad County (Goliad)
Fayette County (La Grange)
Bandera County (Bandera). Architect: B.F. Trester, 1890.
Washington County (Brenham).
Atascosa County (Jourdanton)
Kimble County (Junction)
Terrell County (Sanderson)
Jeff Davis County (Fort Davis)
Kinney County (Bracketville)
Medina County (Hondo)
Brewster County (Alpine)
Hayes County (San Marcos)
Irion County (Mertzon) (this is the modern courthouse – I missed the historic one!)
Sterling County (Sterling City)
Llano County (Llano)
Howard County (Big Spring)
Yoakum County (Plains)
Travis County (Austin)
Coke County (Robert Lee)
Gillespie County (Fredericksburg)
Tom Green County (San Angelo)
Dawson County (Lamesa)
Culberson County (Van Horn)
El Paso County (El Paso)
Mason County (Mason). Pics taken Dec 2020. Courthouse burned as the result of arson on Feb 4, 2021.
Concho County (Paint Rock)
McCulloch County (Brady)
Guadalupe County (Seguin)
Comal County (New Braunfels)
Runnels County (Ballinger)
Bexar County (San Antonio) 2.
Bexar County (San Antonio) 3.
Maverick County (Eagle Pass). Architect: Wahrenberger & Beckman, 1885.
Dimmit County (Carrizo Springs). Architect: J G Breeding & Sons, 1884.
Brooks County (Falfurrias). Architect: Alfred Giles, 1914.
McMullen County (Tilden). Architect: William Charles Stephenson, Jr., 1930.