Runnels County Courthouse

The original three story stone structure was built from stone on the Charles Willingham farm on the south side of the Colorado River. At a cost of $29,015 the construction process stated on October 1, 1888 and was completed in October 1889.

The three story structure served county needs from 1889 to 1941.  With the need of new space a renovation was ordered and a two story wing was added to each side of the courthouse. The interior was completely renovated and a elevator  installed. Using stone from the same quarry used in 1888 the 1941 renovations and additions cost $65,000.

The Runnels County courthouse square is one of the largest in the state of Texas. and  plays host to the state wide famous Ethnic Festival every year.


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