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    HENDERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
    County Seat - Athens, Texas

    Henderson County has had four courthouses:
    1850, 1861, 1887 and 1913


    The First Henderson County Seat - Buffalo, Texas
    The Second Henderson County Seat - Centerville, Texas

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    1913 Henderson County courthouse today, Athens Texas
    The 1913 Henderson County courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2011

    The Present Henderson County Courthouse
    - Athens, Texas

    Date - 1913
    Architect - L. L. Thurman
    Style - Classical Revival
    Material - Brick and stone

    See Henderson County Courthouse Historical Marker

    Photographer's Note:
    The 1913 Henderson County courthouse has a unique style, with wings that project at an angle. This design was also used in the razed 1910 Fisher County courthouse and the current 1908 Rains County courthouse. - Terry Jeanson
    TX - Henderson County Courthouse Historical Marker
    Henderson County Courthouse Historical Marker
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2011
    Athens, Texas - 1913 Henderson County courthouse showing dome
    A different side of the courthouse, which enables a view of the low central dome. There is no rotunda on the inside.
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2011
    Henderson County courthouse, Athens,  Texas old photo
    Henderson County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
    Photo courtesy of TXDoT
    Henderson county courthouse, Athens Texas old post card
    Another early view of the 1913 courthouse
    Postcard courtesy THC
    Athens, TX - Henderson County Courthouse Courtroom
    "The district courtroom, subjected to a modern remodeling. The interior of the courthouse was refurbished in 1965 and again in 1986."
    - Terry Jeanson, December 2011 photo
    Athens, TX - Henderson County Courthouse Dedication
    Dedication stone inside the courthouse.
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2011
    Athens, TX - Henderson County Courthouse Dome
    The courthouse's dome seen from blocks away.
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2011
    Athens, TX - Henderson County Courthouse Painting
    "This watercolor painting of the current courthouse by Laura Potter is near the south entrance."
    - Terry Jeanson, December 2011 photo
    Athens, TX - Henderson County Courthouse pediment architecutral detail
    The decoration on the pediments are repeated on all sides
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2011
    Henderson County courthouse showing portico entrance, Athens Texas
    Courthouse entrance
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2006

    The 1887 Henderson County Courthouse
    Athens, Texas

    Athens Texas courthouse square
    The courthouse square in Athens, showing the 1887 courthouse
    Vintage photo ca. 1911 courtesy THC
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