Karnes County Courthouse
Karnes City, Texas
 Completed - 1894
Architect - John Cormack
Photos: Robert Deering 8/11/2017
(Under Renevation)


COUNTY NAMED FOR: Texas revolutionary leader Henry Wax Karnes

COUNTY SEATS: Two - Helena and Karnes City

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR:  Same as the county.

COURTHOUSES: Three - 1854 and 1873 in Helena; 1894 in Karnes City.


  • 1873 courthouse in Helena is now the Karnes County Museum.
  • 1894 courthouse in Karnes City is a Romanesque Revival design that has been altered and expanded over the years. 

RENNOVATION: The 1894 building is in the process of being restored to its orignal configuration. 

LOCATION:  101 N Panna Maria Ave, Karnes City, TX

1873 Courthouse in Helena
1894 Courthouse in Karnes City
Original Configuration

1894 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939

Completed 1894
Architect - John Cormack
Photos: Robert Deering 9/13/2002
Configuration Before Rennevation Project



Karnes County Courthouse
Helena, Texas

 Completed - 1873
Architect -
Photos: Robert Deering 9/13/2002