Burnet County is named for David Gouveneur Burnet, who was the first President of the Republic of Texas.
Created: February 5, 1852
Burnet 1852 – present
County Courthouse – Burnet
Location: 220 South Pierce Street / East Jackson Street
Built: 1935 – 1936
Style: Moderne or Texas Renaissance
Architect: Lewis Milton Wirtz and Herald Calhoun
Contractor: Banapach Brothers of San Antonio
Description: The building faces east and is a two story granite and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The building is “H” shaped and has an east and west wing connected with a rectangular center section. The central entrances have decorative stonework and high vertical windows divided by metal strips. The building is faced with a light brownish colored granite which was quarried in the area. The courtroom is located on the second story. In 1974 a one story addition was built on the south side. The architect was Willis Environmental Engineering of Marble Falls and the contractor was Burnet Construction Associates, Inc. The building was restored and renovated in 2003. The architect was Eleven Thirteen Architects and the contractor was Phoenix I Restoration and Construction, Ltd.
See: The architect, Lewis Milton Wirtz, also designed the courthouse in Guadalupe County.
Note: The first courthouse was built in 1854 and burned in 1874. The second courthouse was built in 1874 and the third and present courthouse was constructed in 1936 at a cost of $122,349.
N – Lampasas County
S – Blanco County
Photos taken 2006 and 2017