Blanco County Courthouse
Johnson City, Texas
 Completed - 1916
Architect - Henry T. Phelps
Photos: Robert Deering 9/3/2013


COUNTY NAMED FOR: The Blanco River (Blanco is Spanish for white).

COUNTY SEATS: Two - Blanco and Johnson City

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR:  Settler James Polk Johnson.

COURTHOUSES: Three - 1860 and 1885 in Blanco; 1916 in Johnson City


  • 1885 limestone structure in Blanco.  The 1885 courthouse fell into private hands after Johnson City became the county seat in 1890. The old courthouse was restored in the early 1990s.
  •  1916 classical revival limestone building in Johnson City, which features Doric columns and a domed cupola.

LOCATION:  1916 Courthouse - 101 W Pecan Dr, Johnson City, TX 78636;  1885 Courthouse - 300 Main St, Blanco, TX 78606

1885 Courthouse in Blanco, Texas

1916 Courthouse i n Johnson City
Photo: Texas DoT 1939 


Blanco County Jail
Completed - 1894


Johnson City, Texas
Photos: Robert Deering 9/3/2013

Office Building
Old Home
First United Methodist Church 
LBJ National Historic Park
Bank Building


Blanco County Courthouse
Blanco, Texas

 Completed - 1885
Architect - F. E. Ruffini
Photo: Robert Deering 9/3/2013



Blanco, Texas
Photos: Robert Deering 9/3/2013

Blanco Business District
City Hall
Blanco United Methodist Church
First Baptist Church
Holy Lutherian Church
Blanco Post Office
Blanco High School