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EDWARDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Rocksprings, Texas

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Rocksprings TX Edwards County Courthouse
Edwards County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January 2008

Edwards County Courthouse - Rocksprings, Texas

Date: 1891
Architect: Ben Davey and Bruno Schort
Style: Romanesque Revival
Material: Stone

The county is named after early colonist Hayden Edwards of Nacogdoches. The courthouse was damaged by a tornado in 1927 that killed nearly 70 people. Both the courthouse and The Rocksprings Hotel served as shelters.

Photographer's Note:
The 1891 Edwards County courthouse was gutted by a fire in 1897, but rebuilt. Shortly after the fire, the town changed its name from Rock Springs to the single name of Rocksprings. - Terry Jeanson
Edwards County Courthouse, Rocksprings, Texas old  photo
Edwards County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Vintage photo courtesy TXDoT
Edwards County Courthouse winter view,  Rocksprings TX
Edwards County Courthouse winter view
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January 2008
Edwards County Courthouse summer view,  Rocksprings TX
Edwards County Courthouse summer view
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
Edwards County Courthouse cornerstone,  Rocksprings TX
. The courthouse cornerstone
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January 2008
Edwards County Courthouse gable,  Rocksprings TX
Gable over the Edwards County Courthouse entrance
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January 2008
Edwards County Courthouse east view,  Rocksprings TX
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
Edwards County Courthouse historical marker,  Rocksprings TX
Edwards County Courthouse historical marker
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
Photographer's Note:
Notice shoe scrapers for scraping mud off before entering the Courthouse. Early dirt streets made this very practicle in the early years! - William Beauchamp
Edwards County Courthouse east entrance with shoe scrapers,  Rocksprings TX
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
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Home to 1 to 4 million Mexican-Free tail bats The Devils Sinkhole can be found 8 miles NE of Rocksprings Texas and is accessable through approved tours which start at the visitors center at the Courthouse Square.- William Beauchamp, June 2009
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