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Willacy County

Willacy County is named for John G Willacy, who was a farmer, real estate developer and a Texas state senator and who was the author of the bill that established the county.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Kenedy County

E – Gulf of Mexico

S – Cameron County 

W – Hildalgo County 

 

Created:  March 1, 1911                         Map of Texas highlighting Willacy County

County Seat: 

Sarita              1911 – 1921

Raymondville  1921 – present

 

County Courthouse – Raymondville

 

Location:  546 West Hidalgo Street / South 4th Street

Built:  1922 – 1923

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio

Contractor:  I A Walker

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city.  The building has four large white colored columns rising to the roof line. There is white colored horizontal trim between the basement and first story, above the first story and along the cornice below the roof line. White colored panels are between the second and third story windows. The roof line is flat. On the north side is the one story buff colored brick County Administrative Building.  On the northeast corner is the one story buff colored brick Meadows Annex designed by Joseph Scott and constructed by Haraway Construction in 1988.

 

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

 

Note:  The courthouse is the first and only courthouse built in the County. The cost of construction was $40,000.

 

 

County Courthouse – Raymondville  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Administration Building – Raymondville  

 

 

 

 

County Meadows Annex

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2006 and 2014