Hamilton County Courthouse
Hamilton, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1886
Architect - Mason, Martin, Byrne, & Johnston
Photos: Robert Deering 9/2/2013
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1856

COUNTY NAMED FOR:  James Hamilton, a South Carolina governor who invested some $216,000 in gold to finance the Texas struggle for independence from Mexico.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Hamilton.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Same as county

COURTHOUSES: Three - 1869, 1878, and 1886

STANDING: One -The 1886 courthouse, originally designed as a Second Empire limestone building. E. M. Mills remodeled the structure in 1931 into a Classical Revival style.

RENOVATION: Complete - Rededication April 28, 2012.

 
 
 
1886 Courthouse
Before Modifications
 

1886 Courthouse
After 1931 Remodel
Photo: Texas DoT 1939
 

1886 Courthouse
Photo: Robert Deering 1974
 
 

         
       

Hamilton County Jail
Now Serves as the
Hamilton County Historical Society 
 

 

Hamilton, Texas
Photos: Robert Deering 9/2/2013

 
 
Hamilton City Hall
 
First United Methodist Church
 
First Baptist Church
 
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St. Mary's Episcopal Church
 
Hamilton Post Office