Waller County Courthouse
Hempstead, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1955
Architect - Herbert Voelcker
Photos: Robert Deering 1/31/2009
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1873

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Edwin Waller, an early settler in the area and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Hempstead

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Dr. Richard Rodgers Peebles, one of the founders of the townsite, named the town for his brother-in-law, Dr. G. S. B. Hempstead of Portsmouth, Ohio.

COURTHOUSES: Three -1877, 1894, and 1955.

STANDING:  One - 1955 Modern courthouse built of brick and limestone.

 
 
 
1894 Courthouse
 
1955 Courthouse
Photo: Robert Deering 1974