Val VerdeCounty Courthouse
Del Rio, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1887
Architect - Larmour & Watson
Photos: Robert Deering 9/2/2005
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1885

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Its name, which is Spanish for "green valley," came from a Civil War battle.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Del Rio

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Residents in the area referred to the slowly developing townsite as San Felipe del Rio. Local lore says that the name came from early Spanish explorers who offered a Mass at the site on St. Philip's Day, 1635. In 1883, after the first post office was opened, the United States Postal Department requested that the name be shortened to Del Rio to avoid confusion with San Felipe de Austin.

COURTHOUSES: One - 1887

STANDING: One - 1887 Second Empire courthousebuilt of stone. The Mansard towers and roof have been substantially altered.

RENOVATION: Complete - Rededication July 23, 2004.

ADDRESS:  200 E Greenwood Street, Del Rio, Texas

 
 
 
1887 Courthouse
Before Modifications