Texas Brazos Trail Region

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Texas Heritage Trails Program

Bastrop: Bastrop County Courthouse

"The Bastrop County Courthouse, dominating Bastrop's courthouse square, is surrounded by small residential buildings making for a rather slow-paced setting, as compared to the typical commercial surroundings of most other small Texas courthouse towns."


  • 804 Pecan Street
  • Bastrop, Texas
  • 78602


Hours & Fees

  • Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Free


"The Bastrop County Courthouse is a three-story, stuccoed brick, Neo-classical Revival structure with a copper-domed clock tower in the center of a flat roof. Designed by J. W. Preston and Sons and reviewed by F. E. Ruffini, the courthouse was built in 1883-1884 and utilized the traditional cross-corridor plan of Victorian courthouse design.Extensive remodeling, including new floors, modern heating, lighting and
plumbing at the cost of $53,000, was completed in 1924. At this time, the dome was lowered and various architectural details were removed. A modern effort for more office space and a Commissioner's courtroom resulted in the addition of a wing to the south of the original building in 1953-1954 by the Austin architectural firm of Page, Southerland and Page. In 1971, a new jail and sheriff's office were built on the courthouse square immediately to the southeast of the courthouse." National Register narrative