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Burleson County

Burleson County is named for Edward Burleson, who was a general and a statesman of the Texas Revolution.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Milam County and Robertson County

E – Brazos County

S – Washington County

W – Lee County

 

Created:  January 15, 1846                    Map of Texas highlighting Burleson County

County Seat: 

Caldwell  1846 – present

 

County Courthouse – Caldwell  

 

Location:  100 West Buck Street / North Main Street

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  J M Glover of Houston

Contractor:  T B Hubbard Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Caldwell. The southeast front has a slightly projecting center section with entrance on the first story and four columns with recessed section on the second and third stories. The roof line is flat. The interior has Sullivanesque detail in plaster. The main lobby has the County Seal on the floor. There is a central atrium rising to the top of the third story with skylight. The courtroom is located on the northeast side of the third story. The building houses the State District Court, Constitutional County Court and County Justice Court. 

 

County Courthouse Annex – Caldwell  

 

 

Location:  205 East Fox Street / North Porter Street

Built:  2014 – 2016

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Burns Architecture of Lakeway

Contractor:  Templeton Construction  of San Angelo

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the northeast of the courthouse in the center of Caldwell. The northwest section is two stories with a one story projecting entrance section on the southeast side. The southwest section is one story. The roof line is flat. There are two courtrooms on the northwest side of the first story. 

 

History: The county was created in 1846 and Caldwell was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in 1846 in Caldwell. The second courthouse was built in 1850. The third courthouse was a two story brick structure constructed by Martin, Byrne & Johnston in 1889 to 1890. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $200,000. The County Courthouse Annex was constructed in 2014 to 2016.

 

 

County Courthouse – Caldwell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Courthouse Annex – Caldwell

 

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Photos taken 2014 and 2019