Bee County Courthouse
Beeville, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1912
Architect - Stephenson & Heldenfelds
Photos: Robert Deering 6/26/2015
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1858

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Barnard E. Bee, Sr., attorney, soldier, and statesman.

COUNTY SEATS: Two - Both named Beeville. When Bee County was organized in 1858, the county seat was founded at a site on the east bank of Medio Creek seven miles east of the current site of the community. This first county seat was known as Beeville-on-the-Medio. This location proved inconvenient, and in 1859 land was donated land for a townsite at the current location of Beeville. The first name for the new community was Maryville but eight months later the county commissioners changed the name to Beeville, and for some time the court's minutes referred to Beeville-on-the-Medio and Beeville-on-the-Poesta.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR:  Same as the county.

COURTHOUSES: Three - 1861, 1879, 1912.

STANDING: One -1912 Beaux-Arts brick courthouse.

RENOVATION: Complete - Rededication May 20, 2006

LOCATION:  105 W. Corpus Christi, Beeville, TX  78102

 
 
 
1879 Courthouse
 
 
1912 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939