Architect: Page Brothers, Architects (also known as C. H. Page & Bro.). Year Built: 1930. The Travis County Courthouse is located in downtown Austin, just west of the Texas Capitol. […]
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 and abandoned courthouses as “BONUS.”
Architect: W.C. Dodson. Year Built: 1897. Constructed in 1897, the Coryell County Courthouse is located in Gatesville. It was designed by Wesley Clark Dodson in the Beaux Arts style with Romanesque […]
Architect: F. Perry Johnston. Year Built: 1954. The Jackson County Courthouse is located in Edna, Texas. The courthouse is designed in the modern architectural style. It sits on an expansive […]
Architect: Lewis Milton Wirtz Year Built: 1937. The Burnet County Courthouse is located in the city of Burnet, Texas. It is the third courthouse to serve the County, with prior […]
Architect: George Rustay and Foy Martin Year Built: 1959. The current Calhoun County Courthouse is located in Port Lavaca. It is a modern design made of concrete and aluminum, It […]
Year Built: 1886 Architect: Samuel “S.W.” Brooks. The Old Hidalgo County Courthouse is located in the City of Hidalgo, Texas. This community is situated right on the Rio Grande River […]
Architect: William C. Stephenson and Fritz W. Heldenfels Year Built: 1912. The Bee County Courthouse is located in Beeville, Texas. From the Application for National Register of Historic Places: The Bee […]
Architect: H.A. Reuter Year Built: 1918. The Real County Courthouse is located in Leakey, Texas. It is designed in the Classical Revival style, and is constructed of native limestone quartered […]
Architect: Henry T. Phelps Year Built: 1913. The Mills County Courthouse is located in the central Texas town of Goldthwaite. It is a three-story Classical Revival-style building made of brick with […]
Architect: Henry T. Phelps Year Built: 1913 The 1913 Jim Hogg County Courthouse is the only courthouse the county has ever had. Designed by San Antonio architect Henry T. Phelps, […]
Architect: Henry T. Phelps Year Built: 1928 The current San Patricio County Courthouse is located in Sinton, Texas. It is the 6th courthouse for San Patricio County. It replaced the 1893 […]
Architect: Alfred Giles Year Built: 1882 The 1882 Courthouse was the second one built in Gillespie County, Texas. It was used until 1939, and currently sits on the same block […]