Skip to content
Home » US States » O-U » Texas » Freestone County

Freestone County

Freestone County is named for a type of peach called “freestone”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Navarro County

E – Anderson County

S – Leon County

W – Limestone County


Created:  September 6, 1850                 Map of Texas highlighting Freestone County

County Seat: 

Fairfield  1850 – present


County Courthouse – Fairfield 


Location:  118 East Commerce Street / South Mount Street

Built:  1918 – 1919

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  W R Kaufman

Contractor:  William M Rice


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and concrete  structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Fairfield. The building has a raised basement of dark colored brick. The south front has a portico supported by four white colored columns rising to the top of the second story. Above the portico the third story rises to a parapet at the roof line. On the east and west sides are two column porticos. A horizontal belt runs above the second story windows. In the interior, the District Court courtroom is located on the second story. The courtroom has light colored green walls and a balcony extends into the third story. The County Court courtroom is located at the southwest corner of the first story. The building houses the State District Court and Constitutional County Court. On the north side are two courthouses annexes.


See:  The architect, William Raymond Kaufman, designed courthouses in Cochran County and Gray County.


See:  The contractor, William M Rice, also constructed courthouses as W M Rice Construction Company in Bailey CountyBriscoe CountyCochran CountyLimestone County, Lipscomb County, Oldham County, Parmer County and Wood County and designed the courthouse in Lynn County..


History:  The county was created in 1850 and Fairfield was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in 1851. The second courthouse was built in 1855 at a cost of $7,830. The third courthouse was built in 1891. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $136,000.



County Courthouse – Fairfield 















County District Court – Fairfield 















County Court – Fairfield 







County Courthouse Annex – Fairfield 



County Courthouse Annex – Fairfield 

Photos taken 2010, 2014 and 2019