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Jasper County Courthouse
County Seat - Jasper, Texas
Jasper County

Jasper County has had three courthouses: 1837, 1854 and 1889
See Jasper County Courthouse Historical Marker

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Jasper, Texas - Jasper County Courthouse
Jasper County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, May 2009

The Present Jasper County Courthouse
Jasper, Texas

Date - 1889
Architect - Eugene T. Heiner
Style - Renaissance Revival
Material - Brick
Jasper County Courthouse Texas Historical Marker
Jasper County Courthouse Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson December, 2007
Historical Marker Text

Jasper County Courthouse

Jasper County was one of the original twenty-three counties created when the Republic of Texas was established in 1836 following the Texas Revolution. Bevil settlement, established by pioneer John Bevil about 1824, became the seat of government and was renamed Jasper in 1835 in honor of American Revolutionary War hero William Jasper.

The first county courthouse on this site, a two-room log structure, was destroyed by fire in 1849. It was replaced by a two-story building, completed about 1854.

The present courthouse, constructed of locally made red brick, was completed in 1889. One year later a tower with a four-sided clock and bell was added. Additional wings were built onto the east and west sides of the structure in 1931, and the entire courthouse was covered with stucco. An adjacent office building was erected by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1940, and the courthouse clock tower was removed in a 1957 remodeling project.

The Courthouse Square, with its official buildings and landscaped grounds, continues to be a focal point of Jasper County activities.
Jasper County Courthouse vintage photo
Jasper County Courthouse
1939 photo courtesy TXDoT
Jasper County Courthouse vintage photo
Jasper County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT
Jasper, Texas - Jasper County Courthouse
Jasper County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson December, 2007
Jasper, Texas - Jasper County Courthouse clock tower
The courthouse clock tower. Removed during a 1957 remodeling, it was restored in the early 1990s.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson December, 2007
Jasper, Texas - Jasper County Courthouse district courtroom
Jasper County Courthouse district courtroom
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson December, 2007
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