Bosque County is named for the Bosque River which was named by the Spanish meaning “woods”.
Created: February 4, 1854
Meridian 1854 – present
County Courthouse – Meridian
Location: 201 South Main Street / West Morgan Street
Built: 1885 – 1886
Style: Renaissance Revival
Architect: J J Kane of Fort Worth
Contractor: P J Loonie
Description: The building faces east and is a two story native limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front center section projects from the building and rises to a high square clock tower with steep roof. The north and south wings project from the main building. The entrances are on either side of the central section. The windows are arched. The building was remodeled in 1935. The architect was Roy E Lane and the contractor was O K Johnson. In 2003, the building was restored. The building was restored in 2003. The architect was ArchiTexas Architecture, Inc. and the contractor was Phoenix I Restoration and Construction, Ltd. The building was further restored in 2007. The architect was ArchiTexas Architecture, Inc. and the contractor was Harrison Walker Harper.
Note: The first courthouse was built in 1854. The second courthouse was built in 1860 and was destroyed by fire in 1871. The third courthouse was built in 1875.
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Photos taken 2009 and 2014