Starr County Courthouse
Rio Grande City, Texas
 Completed - 1939
Architect - Stanley Bliss
Photos: Robert Deering 9/3/2005


COUNTY NAMED FOR: James Harper Starr, physician, Republic of Texas treasurer, land agent, banker, and Confederate official.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Rancho Davis was renamed Rio Grande City when the county was organized.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: The Rio Grande river.

COURTHOUSES: Three - 1854, 1886, and 1939


  • 1854 courthouse that was orginally a warehouse.  It now serves as a Municipal Court and Public Works building.
  • 1939 Moderne courthouse is built of brick.

ADDRESS:  401 N Britton Avenue, Rio Grande City, Texas

1854 Courthouse
Photo: Robert Deering 8/3/2005
1886 Courthouse

1939 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939



Starr County Courthouse
Rio Grande City, Texas

 Completed - 1854
Architect -
Photo: Robert Deering 9/3/2005

ADDRESS:  203 Water Street, Rio Grande City, Texas