Kimble County is named for George C Kimble, who died at the Battle of Alamo.
Surrounding County Courthouses:
N – Menard County
W – Sutton County
Created: January 22, 1858
Kimbleville 1876 – 1877
Junction 1877 – present
County Courthouse – Junction
Location: 501 Main Street / North 6th Street
Built: 1928 – 1929
Architect: Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio
Contractor: E D Porter
Description: The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west front has a protruding center section with vertical bands of stone between the windows and around the entrance. At the top of this section is a clock and horizontal bands of stone. There are north and south wings. The building was renovated and expanded in 1974.
See: The architect Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio, Texas
Note: The first courthouse was built in Junction in 1878. The building burned on April 22, 1884. The second courthouse was designed by Alfred Giles and built by J M Piper in 1885 at a cost of $14,5000 and was destroyed by fire on June 2, 1888. The building was rebuilt and served until 1929.
County Courthouse - Junction
Photos taken 2006 and 2017