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McMullen County

McMullen County is named for John McMullen, who was an Irish founder of a colony in Texas.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Atascosa County 

E – Live Oak County 

S – Duval County 

W – La Salle County

 

Created:  February 1, 1858                    Map of Texas highlighting McMullen County

County Seat: 

Tilden  1877 – present

 

County Courthouse – Tilden 

 

Location:  101 Courthouse Square / South River Street & Elm Street

Built:  1929 – 1930

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William Charles Stephenson of Beehive

Contractor:  Monarch Engineering Company of San Antonio

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the Courthouse Square in the center of Tilden. The northwest front has a small one story portico supported by two white colored columns. Similar porticos are on the northeast and southwest sides of the building. White colored trim is above and below the windows and a white colored band runs along the basement level. The roof line is flat with a dormer on each side of the red colored roof. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the State District Court, Constitutional County Court and County Justice Court The building was renovated in 1998. The architect was Harris Architects of Austin and the contractor was Transco Contracting Company of San Antonio.

 

History:  The county was created in 1858 and Tilden was selected as the county seat in 1877 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was built in 1877 and was destroyed by fire in 1929. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1929 to 1930.

 

 

County Courthouse – Tilden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2009