Johnson County Courthouse
Cleburne, Texas
 Completed - 1912
Architect - Lang & Witchell
Photo: Robert Deering 9/22/2014


COUNTY NAMED FOR: Middleton T. Johnson, who had served in the Mexican War, on the Texas frontier, and in the Civil War, and was later a legislator.

COUNTY SEATS: Three - Wardville, Buchanan, and Cleburne

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Gen. Patrick Cleburne

COURTHOUSES: Four - 1854 in Wardville; 1857 in Buchanan; 1883 and 1912 in Cleburne.


  • 1854 log cabin courthouse near the original Wardville site. It has been relocated to the Chishom Trail Outdoor Museum west of Lake Pat Cleburne.  
  • 1912 Texas Renaissance building of brick and concrete.

RENOVATION: Complete - Rededication December 1, 2007

1854 Courthouse in Wardville
1883 Courthouse in Cleburne
Architect - W.C. Dodson.

Photo: Texas Historical Commission

1912 Courthouse in Cleburne
Photo: Texas DoT 1939

1912 Courthouse in Cleburne
Photo: Robert Deering 1974


Courthouse Square
Photo: Robert Deering 6/25/2015

Guinn Justice Center Courts Building 
Completed -
1918 as Cleburne High School
Architect - Saguine & Staats
Photos: Robert Deering 6/25/2015


Johnson County Courthouse
Wardville, Texas

 Completed - 1854
Architect -
Photos: Robert Deering 6/9/2008



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

First Baptist Church
Victorian Home
Layland Museum