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

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1858

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

STANDING: Two -

  • 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