COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1836 (orginally named Harrisburg County)
COUNTY NAMED FOR: John R. Harris, early Harris County settler and founder of Harrisburg, TX.
COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Sam Houston.
Eight - 1838, 1851, 1883, 1911, 1953. In addition, there are the Family Law Center, Criminal Justice Center (2000), and Civil Courthouse (2005) buildings.
1910 Beaux- ARTS courthouse built of granite and brick
1953 Modern courthouse built of marble and
granite (now the Juvinal Justice Center)
2000 Criminal Justice Center
Complete - Rededication August