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Hillsboro in Hill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hill County Courthouse

 
 
Hill County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
1. Hill County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. The fourth courthouse for Hill County (organized in 1853) and the third one located in Hillsboro, this impressive landmark replaced a brick court building erected in 1874. Contractors Lovell, Miller and Hood of Brownsville built this rusticated limestone structure in 1890. Waco architect W. C. Dodson, who designed a number of public buildings, planned the modified French Second Empire styling. The three-story courthouse is topped by a seven-story clock tower. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1964
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2481.)
 
Location. 32° 0.676′ N, 97° 7.828′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, Texas, in Hill County. Marker is on North Waco Street near West Franklin Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located at Courthouse Square, North Waco Street entrance way. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro TX 76645, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hill County (here, next to this marker); Hill County Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse History (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Old Lexington Village
Official Texas State Historical Survey Commission Plate image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
2. Official Texas State Historical Survey Commission Plate
Entered In
The National Register
Of Historic Places
1971
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bond's Alley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Bank Building (about 300 feet away); Hill County Jail (about 400 feet away); Hillsboro Post Office Building (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
Regarding Hill County Courthouse. National Register of Historic Places:
Hill County Courthouse (added 1971 - - #71000939)
Courthouse Square , Hillsboro
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Dodson,W.C.
♦ Architectural Style: Second Empire
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1875-1899
♦ Owner: Local
♦ Historic Function: Government
♦ Historic Sub-function: Courthouse
♦ Current Function: Government
♦ Current Sub-function: Courthouse
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Hill County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
3. Hill County Courthouse Marker
Hill County Courthouse Marker, east side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
4. Hill County Courthouse Marker, east side
Hill County Courthouse with Bell Tower, as mentioned, South side view image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
5. Hill County Courthouse with Bell Tower, as mentioned, South side view
Hill County Courthouse Military Veteran's Memorial, northeast side grounds image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
6. Hill County Courthouse Military Veteran's Memorial, northeast side grounds
Hill County Courthouse and Confederate Monument, southeast grounds image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
7. Hill County Courthouse and Confederate Monument, southeast grounds
* See nearby markers
Hill County Courthouse Historic American Engineering Record: Habs Tex,109-Hilbo,1--2 image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, W. Eugene George Jr., Photographer, September 1961
8. Hill County Courthouse Historic American Engineering Record: Habs Tex,109-Hilbo,1--2
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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