Coryell County

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Coryell County is named for James Coryell, who was a frontiersman killed by Native Americans.

 

Created:  February 4, 1854

County Seat: 

Gatesville  1879 – present

 

County Courthouse – Gatesville  

 

Location:  510 East Leon Street / South 6th Street

Built:  1897 – 1898

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  Wesley Clarke Dodson

Contractor:  Tom Lovell of Denton

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story white colored course limestone and sandstone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds of  Courthouse Square in the center of the city. The south front has a large portico supported by four high brown colored columns rising from the second to third story. Each corner has a pavilion with red colored dome roof. In the building center is an octagonal dome with clock, black colored  roof and topped by a small cupola with red colored roof. The building was renovated in 1986 to 1987. The architect was Kim Williams Architects of Austin and the contractor was Baird Williams Construction Inc. of Temple.

 

See:  The architect,  Wesley Clark Dodson of Waco, also designed the courthouses in Denton County, Fannin County, Hill CountyHood CountyLampasas County and Parker County.

 

See:  The contractor, Tom Lovell of Denton, also constructed courthouses in Brazonia CountyBrewster CountyDenton CountyHamilton CountyHardeman CountyHill CountyMcLennan County and Runnels County.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a wood frame structure built in 1868. The second courthouse was a two story limestone structure built in 1872 at a cost of $12,130. The third and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $74,195 in 1897.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Hamilton County and Bosque County

E – McLennan County

S – Bell County

W – Lampasas County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2017