Williamson County

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Williamson County is named for Robert McAlpin Williamson, who was a leader and veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto.

 

Created:  March 13, 1848

County Seat: 

Georgetown  1848 – present

 

County Courthouse – Georgetown  

 

Location:  710 South Main / West 8th Street

Built:  1910 – 1911

Style:  Neo-Classical and Beaux Arts Revival

Architect:  Charles Henry Page of Austin

Contractor:  William C Whitney of Beaumont

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story buff colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of the city.The building has a portico on the south with arches on the first story and four large Ionic columns rising to the roof line. On the center of the roof is a large copper dome with the statue of Justice at the top. The building has terra cotta and limestone details.The interior has a central rotunda under the dome. The courtroom is located on the south side of the second story. The building was renovated in 2007. The architect was 1113 Architects, Inc. and the contractor was Browning Construction Company and Broaddus & Associates.

 

See:  The architect, C H Page and Brother of Austin designed other courthouses in Anderson CountyFort Bend CountyHall CountyHays CountyHunt CountyOrange CountyTravis County and Trinity County.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1849 and the second courthouse was built in 1851. The third courthouse was a two story frame structure designed by James S Williams and built by Evan Williams in 1857. The fourth courthouse was a stone structure designed by Jasper Newton Preston and constructed by John Didelot of Austin in 1879 at a cost of $27,400. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed  at a cost of $115,000.

 

County Justice Center – Georgetown  

 

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Location:  405 Martin Luther King Street / West 5th Street

Built:  2002 – 2004

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Christopher Di Stefano & Associates

Contractor:  Hill Contractors, Inc.

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story stone, glass and concrete structure. The building is located to the northwest of the courthouse in the center of the city. The building has a square framed entrance on the southwest corner. The facing is light stone with brown colored concrete.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Bell County

E – Milam County and Lee County

S – Bastrop County and Travis County

W – Burnet County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Justice Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2009