Llano County is named for the Llano River which is the Spanish word for “plain”.
Created: February 1, 1856
Llano 1856 – present
County Courthouse – Llano
Location: 832 Ford Street / Main Street
Built: 1892 – 1893
Style: Romanesque Revival
Architect: A O Watson and Jacob Larmour of Austin
Contractor: J A Wilson and G H Wilson of Sulphur Springs
Description: The building faces east and is a two story brownish colored sandstone, marble and granite structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front has a projecting center section with two columns at the entrance with small balcony on the second story and arched window with peaked section above. On the northeast is a high square tower with clock and smaller open square tower above with black roof. On the other corners are large square sections with narrow windows on the third story. The building was restored in 2002. The architect was Volz and Associates Inc. and the contractor was Phoenix I Restoration and Construction, Ltd.
Note: The first courthouse was a one story frame structure built in 1859 and burned in 1880. The second courthouse was a stone structure designed by C S Jones and constructed by J K Finely in 1880 10 1881. The third courthouse was a brick structure designed by Alfred Giles and constructed by S White in 1885 and burned on January 22, 1892. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $47,000. F Heierman and Brothers of Austin manufactured the interior iron stairway treads.
N – San Saba County
E – Burnet County
W – Mason County
Photos taken 2009, 2014 and 2017