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These 10 County Courthouses Show off the Beauty and History of Small-Town Texas

Explore some of Texas’ most stunning county courthouses, from north to south and east to west
Written by Matt Joyce. Photographs by Jeff Wilson.

These 10 County Courthouses Show off the Beauty and History of Small Town Texas

Texas' Historic County Courthouses shine with grandiosity and ambition. Often politically controversial because of their expense, courthouse projects in the 19th and early 20th centuries lasted years as counties selected architects and builders, quarried and imported materials, then painstakingly assembled the larger-than-life landmarks in the middle of town. It’s not hard to imagine a farmer stopping by a courthouse construction site to take in the scene, scratching his head at the columns, parapets, and towers rising from the prairie.

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