Bell County Courthouse
Belton, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1884
Architect - Jasper N. Preston
Photos: Robert Deering 12/29/2005
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1850

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Peter H. Bell, a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto and the Mexican War. He also became a Texas Ranger, governor, congressional representative, and later a Colonel in the Confederacy.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Belton (originally named Nolanville)

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR:  The county seat is most likely a contraction of Bell and town.

COURTHOUSES: Three - 1851, 1858, and 1884.

STANDING: One -1884 sandstone structure in Renaissance Revival style. The building has been altered, remodeled (including the removal of the clock tower), and finally restored over the years.

 
 

1884 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939
 
 
1884 Courthouse Before Restoration
Note Missing Clock Tower
Photo:
Robert Deering 1974



Courthouse Square
Photo: 6/25/2015

 

Belton, Texas
Photo: Robert Deering
12/29 2005

 
Former 1916 Post Office in Belton