Washington County Courthouse
Brenham, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1940
Architect - Travis Broesche
Photos: Robert Deering 9/12/2002
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1837

COUNTY NAMED FOR: George Washington, the first president of the United States.

COUNTY SEATS: Three - Washington-on-the-Brazos, Mount Vernon, and Brenham

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: The Hickory Grove community changed its name in 1843 to Brenham in honor of Republic of Texas hero Dr. Richard Fox Brenham, who had practiced medicine in the vicinity.

COURTHOUSES: Four - 1844, 1852, 1883, and 1940.

STANDING:  One -1940 Moderne-style limestone building.

 
 
 
1883 Courthouse
 

1940 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1940