Architect: Morey & McGill. Year Built: 1956. The Kaufman County Courthouse is located in the city of Kaufman, Texas. Both the county, established in 1848, and the city were named […]
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 am also a fan of W.C. Dodson‘s designs, though his style varied significantly throughout his career.
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 individual photos 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 (practicing real estate law), so feel free to share or republish my photos if you are so inclined. I would appreciate photo attribution to @treywilsonattorneytx.
-I post some of the Courthouse photos I take on Instagram at @TreyWilsonAttorneyTx. Look for #texascourthouse and #countycourthouse to see additional pictures taken by me and other Texas courthouse enthusiasts. Sometimes I post short, cheesy courthouse videos to TikTok under my handle @treywilsonattorneytx.
-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, replaced and abandoned 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
- Texas Historic Commission Restored Courthouses
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HALFWAY THERE – OCTOBER 2021 – 130 OF 254 COUNTIES VISITED!
Architect: William Thomas “W.T.” Strange, Jr. Year Built: 1939. The Andrews County Courthouse is located in the City of Andrews, Texas. Andrews is located in West Texas, on the border […]
Architect: Blum E. Hester. Year Built: 1939. The Houston County Courthouse is located in Crockett, Texas.
Architect: Orlopp & Kusener. Year Built: 1892. The historic Dallas County Courthouse is located in Dallas, Texas. It is the SIXTH courthouse to sit on the present site. All prior […]
The historic double height courtroom is located at the south end of the second and third floors of the Bexar County Courthouse. The courtroom was restored to its original 1896 […]
This is a batch of pictures I took on one of the very rare occasions that the corridors of the Bexar County Courthouse is not brimming with people. These halls […]
Architect: Trost & Trost. Year Built: 1937. The Reeves County Courthouse is located in Pecos, Texas (not to be confused with Pecos County whose county seat is Fort Stockton). The […]
Year Built: 1955. Architect: Styles, Robert, Gee & Messersmith. The Gaines County Courthouse is located in Seminole, Texas. Despite the name Seminole, Gaines County was formerly Comanche Indian country. Located in […]
Year Built: 1894. Architect: F.S. Glover & Co. The unique Itialianate style Grimes County Courthouse is located in historic Anderson, Texas. The current courthouse is the Fifth to serve the […]
Year Built: 1909. Architect: Edward Columbus Hosford. The Glasscock County Courthouse is located in Garden City, Texas. The courthouse is located at the intersection of Texas 158 and FM 33 […]
Year Built: 1935, Architect: Evan J. Wood. The tiny Loving County courthouse is located in the unincorporated town of Mentone, Texas. Mentone is the only town in Loving County. Loving […]
Year Built: 1900. Architect: Martin and Moodie. This now-defunct courthouse is located in the tiny and sparsely-populated “town” of Sherwood, Texas in Irion County. In order to get to Sherwood […]