McMullen County is named for John McMullen, who was an Irish founder of a colony in Texas.
Surrounding County Courthouses:
N – Atascosa County
E – Live Oak County
S – Duval County
W – La Salle County
Created: February 1, 1858
Tilden 1877 – present
County Courthouse – Tilden
Location: 101 Courthouse Square / South River Street & Elm Street
Built: 1929 – 1930
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: William Charles Stephenson of Beehive
Contractor: Monarch Engineering Company of San Antonio
Description: The building faces northwest and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the Courthouse Square in the center of Tilden. The northwest front has a small one story portico supported by two white colored columns. Similar porticos are on the northeast and southwest sides of the building. White colored trim is above and below the windows and a white colored band runs along the basement level. The roof line is flat with a dormer on each side of the red colored roof. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the State District Court, Constitutional County Court and County Justice Court The building was renovated in 1998. The architect was Harris Architects of Austin and the contractor was Transco Contracting Company of San Antonio.
History: The county was created in 1858 and Tilden was selected as the county seat in 1877 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was built in 1877 and was destroyed by fire in 1929. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1929 to 1930.
County Courthouse - Tilden
Photos taken 2009