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CORYELL COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Gatesville, Texas

Coryell County has had three courthouses:
1868, 1872 and the present 1897 courthouse

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Coryelle County courthouse , Gatesville Texas
Coryell County Courthouse today
Photo courtesy Jim and Lou Kinsey, 2003

The Present Coryell County Courthouse -
Gatesville, Texas

Date - 1897
Architect - W.C.Dodson
Style - Beaux-Arts
Material - Limestone and sandstone

Coryell County Courthouse History

(From Historical Marker on the courthouse lawn)
An outstanding example of Second Empire Victorian style, often seen in Texas Courthouse design. Erected in 1897 on land donated by early settler R. G. Grant. Architect for this third Coryell Courthouse was W. C. Dodson; builder, Tom Lovell. Limestone and red sandstone blocks were precut to the exact size at quarry, then hauled here by horse-drawn wagons. At each entrance are columns in Roman Corinthian style; and over the east entrance is builder's mark of an owl. Statues on the roof represent "Justice." Noted trials have been held in this building.
1969
Gatesville, Texas - Coryelle County courthouse vintage photo
Coryell County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy of TXDoT
Coryell CountyCourthouse dome, Gatesville, Texas
Coryell County Courthouse Dome

Photo by Barclay Gibson, June 2004
Skylight of Coryell CountyCourthouse, Gatesville, Texas
Coryell County Courthouse Skylight

Photo by Barclay Gibson, 2005
Coryell County Courthouse  in 1936
Coryell County Courthouse in 1936

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Gatesville, Texas, Coryell County Courthouse
Coryell County Courthouse in 1913

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Coryell County Courthouse, Gatesville, Texas, 1907
Coryell County Courthouse as it appeared in 1907

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