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HAMILTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Hamilton, Texas

Hamilton County has had three courthouses:
1860, 1878, and 1886

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Hamilton County courthouse, Hamilton Texas
The courthouse in 2003
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey

Hamilton County Courthouse - Hamilton, Texas

Date - 1886
Architect - Mason, Martin, Byrnes & Johnston
The limestone building was Second Empire style until it was redone in the Classical style in 1931

Photographer's Note:
The original section, built in 1886, is in the center. The north and south side wings, crenellated towers and east and west side columned porticos were part of the 1931 addition by architect E.M. Miles. - Terry Jeanson


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Hamilton County courthouse,  Hamilton Texas
The east side of the Hamilton County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January 2008
Hamilton County courthouse under renovation in 2009, Hamilton Texas
The courthouse under renovation
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, July 2009
Hamilton County courthouse,  Hamilton Texas old photo
Hamilton County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT
Hamilton County Courthouse before the 1931 remodelling, Hamilton Texas old photo
Hamilton County Courthouse in the early 1900s
Second Empire style- before the 1931 remodelling.
Photo courtesy texasoldphotos.com
Hamilton County Courthouse Cornerstone, Hamilton  Texas
Hamilton County Courthouse Cornerstone
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January 2008
Photographer's Note:
The original cornerstone is well worn but still extant on the northeast corner of the original section of the building. The inset on the bottom left of this picture shows the location of a date on the cornerstone that reads June 25(?), 1886.. - Terry Jeanson
Hamilton County Courthouse 1931 addition  cornerstone
Hamilton County Courthouse 1931 addition cornerstone
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, July 2009
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Hamilton County Courthouse Architectural Detail Collage
Hamilton County Courthouse architectural details
Collage courtesy Terry Jeanson, January 2008
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January 2008
Photographer's Note:
The first floor hallway of the courthouse is like a mini-museum with display cases full of vintage photos, documents and other historical artifacts, along with a container for donations. - Terry Jeanson
Hamilton  Texas - 1886 Hamilton County Courthouse before remodeling
Vintage photo the courthouse in its original condition hangs in the hallway.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January 2008
Hamilton County Courthouse TX Chandelier
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January 2008
Hamilton  Texas - Hamilton County Courthouse needlepoint
This cross-stitch needlework of the current courthouse is also hanging in the hallway. Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January 2008
Hamilton County Courthouse Historical Marker
Hamilton County Courthouse Historical Marker
At a roadside park on Hwy 281 outside of town
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, July 2009

Hamilton County Towns and Ghost Towns

County Seat - Hamilton
Hamilton County Courthouse
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    Hamilton County Historical Marker
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, July 2009
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