Willacy County is named for John G Willacy, who was a farmer, real estate developer and a Texas state senator and who was the author of the bill that established the county.
Created: March 1, 1911
Sarita 1911 – 1921
Raymondville 1921 – present
County Courthouse – Raymondville
Location: 546 West Hidalgo Street / South 4th Street
Built: 1922 – 1923
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio
Contractor: I A Walker
Description: The building faces south and is a three story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The building has four large white colored columns rising to the roof line. There is white colored horizontal trim between the basement and first story, above the first story and along the cornice below the roof line. White colored panels are between the second and third story windows. The roof line is flat. On the north side is the one story buff colored brick County Administrative Building. On the northeast corner is the one story buff colored brick Meadows Annex designed by Joseph Scott and constructed by Haraway Construction in 1988.
See: The architect Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio, Texas
Note: The courthouse is the first and only courthouse built in the County. The cost of construction was $40,000.
N – Kenedy County
E – Gulf of Mexico
S – Cameron County
W – Hildalgo County
County Meadows Annex
Photos taken 2006 and 2014