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Schleicher County

Schleicher County is named for Gustav Schleicher, who was an early engineer and legislator in Texas.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Irion County and Tom Green County 

E – Menard County

S – Sutton County

W – Crockett County


Created:  April 1, 1887                            Map of Texas highlighting Schleicher County

County Seat: 

Eldorado  1887 – present


County Courthouse – Eldorado


Location:  2 Divide Street / East Murchison Avenue

Built:  1923 – 1924

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio

Contractor:  San Antonio Construction Company


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story buff colored native stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The southwest and northeast sides have projecting center sections with four half-round giant order Doric columns which support a large entablature at the roof line. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the southeast side of the second story. On the north side of the building is the old two story County Jail.


See:  The architect Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio, Texas


Note:  The first courthouse was a two story frame structure built in 1902. The buiklding burned in 1917. The second and present courthouse was built with native stone which was obtained from nearby quarries. The cost of construction was $60,000.




County Courthouse – Eldorado

































Picture 1902 County Courthouse



Old County Jail – Eldorado





Photos taken 2014 and 2019