Hill County Courthouse
Hillsboro, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1890
Architect - W. C. Dodson
Photos: Robert Deering 9/22/2014
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1853

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Dr. George Washington Hill, who had served as President Sam Houston's secretary of war and who had been elected to the state legislature from Navarro County in 1851.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Hillsboro, Texas.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Same as county.

COURTHOUSES: Three - 1854, 1874, and 1890

STANDING: One -1890 Second Empire style courthouse built of limestone. The building was destroyed by fire in 1993 leaving only the exterior walls standing, but was completely restored in 1999.

 
 

1890 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939
 
 
1890 Courthouse
Photo: Robert Deering 1974
 

1993 Fire
Photo: Heart of Texas Tales

         
     
     


Courthouse Square

 

Hillsboro, Texas
Photos: Robert Deering 9/22/2014

 
First United Methodist Church
 
First Baptist Church
 
Hillsboro City Library (Old Post Office Building)