Grimes County

US States / O-U / Texas / Grimes County
0416T14

Grimes County is named for Jesse Grimes, who was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and an early settler.

 

Created:  April 6, 1846

County Seat: 

Anderson  1846 – present

 

County Courthouse – Anderson  

 

Location:  100 South Main Street / Buffington Street

Built:  1892 – 1893

Style:  Italianate

Architect:   F S Glover

Contractor:  G T Macon & Thomas C Foster

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story buff colored brick and stone structure. The building sits in the center of The Courthouse Circle in the center of the city  The south front has a central section which projects from the main building, rises to a peak at the roof line and has an arched recessed entrance on the first story. A dual staircase rises to the second story entrance. The north part of the building projects outward and the corners are trimmed with stone. On the center of the roof is a square cupola with sloped roof. The roof is hipped.  The building was restored in 2002. On the north side is the County Clerk’s Office.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1838 and burned the same year. The second courthouse was designed by W W Arington and built by M N Taylor & McKipak in 1850. The building burned in 1890. The third courthouse was designed by Jacob Larmour of Lamour & Watson and constructed by J O Wilson & J A Wilson in 1891. The building burned in 1893 and the fourth and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $12,597.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Madison County

E – Walker County and Montgomery County

S – Waller County

W – Washington County and Brazos County

 

 

 

0417t14

County Courthouse

 

 

0420t14

 

 

0419t14

 

 

0418t14

 

 

0421t14

 

 

0422t14

 

 

0423t14

 

 

0424t14

 

 

0425t14

 

 

0428t14

 

 

2872t19

Index

 

 

2874t19

 

 

2875t19

 

 

2876t19

 

 

2877t19

 

 

2878t19

 

 

2879t19

 

 

2880t19

 

 

2881t19

 

 

2882t19

 

 

2883t19

 

 

2884t19

 

 

2885t19

 

 

0429t14

 

 

2888t19

 

 

2892t19

County Clerk’s Office

 

 

2893t19

Photos taken 2014 and 2019