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Restored Courthouses

The Texas Historical Commission is the center of the efforts to preserve and restore Texas’ historical courthouses.  It’s website is full of all kinds of information.  They periodically put out updates on brochures which I’ve included here as pdf files.  Below that is a full list of counties that have in one way or another, participated in the restoration efforts of the Commission.

Periodic Update Brochures:

Cornerstones – 2015
Cornerstones – 2013
Cornerstones 2011
County Courthouse Restoration – 2009
Cornerstones 2007
Cornerstones 2004
Cornerstones Winter 2002
Cornerstones Winter 2001
Cornerstones – Summer 2001
Cornerstones – Summer 2000
Cornerstones October 2000

Here are links to the photo pages for the restored courthouses we’ve visited:

ArcherAtascosa, Bee, Bosque, Brooks, Cameron, CassColorado, ComalCookeDallas, Denton, Dewitt, Dimmit, Ellis, Erath, Fayette, Goliad, Grimes, Hamilton, HardemanHarris, Harrison, Hopkins, Kendall, Lamar, Lampasas, LaSalle, Lee, Llano, Maverick, Milam, Mills, Parker, Rains, Red River, Robertson, San Augustine, Shackelford, SuttonThrockmortonWharton, Williamson, Wilson.

Below is a list of Restored Courthouses with a link to the Texas Historical Commission website detailing the important aspects of each county courtshouse restoration:

Texas Time Travel

Archer *                       Atascosa***                        Bee*
Bexar                          Bosque *                             Brooks ***
Cameron*                    Cass*                                  Colorado*
Comal *                       Cooke*                                 Dallas**
Denton*                       Dewitt*                               Dimmit*
Donley                         Edwards                              Ellis*
Erath*                          Fayette*                             Franklin* 
Goliad*                        Gray                                     Hamilton*
Grimes*                       Hardeman                          Harris**
Harrison**                   Hopkins*                            Hudspeth
Jeff Davis                    Johnson                             Kendall
Lampasas*                  LaSalle*                              Lavaca
Lee *                              Leon                                    Llano*
Maverick *                  McCulloch                          Menard
Milam*                           Mills *                               Parker*
Potter                           Presidio                               Rains*
Red River*                 San Augustine*                  Shackelford*
Sutton*                          Throckmorton*                  Trinity
Val Verde*                    Wharton*                            Wheeler


Robertson (this was a county financed restoration and not considered a full restoration – but it’s made a difference)

Partial or Emergency Restorations

Bandera*                             Bexar*
Gray                                      Montague                     Nueces**
Randall                                Tyler

* – have photographed these active restored courthouses – inside and out.

**Have photos of these retired/restored courthouses

**** Have photos of the exterior only, of these active and restored courthouses

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