Blanco's famous Old Blanco County Courthouse, a Texas Historic Landmark, anchors the square at the heart of downtown Blanco.
The Old Courthouse survives as an outstanding example of Second Empire style architecture. According to the survey report for the National Register of Historic Places, "Overall the courthouse is one of the finest examples of courthouse architecture from the late 19th century in Texas."
The Courthouse also stands today as an outstanding example of small town spirit, determination, and accomplishment. Blanco County's prestigious former courthouse is subject to ongoing efforts to restore her to the historic elegance of former years and to establish a sustainable role for her in the life of the community.
The feeling and spirit of Blanco are embodied in the Old Courthouse. People who were born in the Courthouse during its hospital years have returned with their children and grandchildren. Newcomers to the area take to heart the significance of the Old Courthouse in Blanco's life. The building is recognized not only as an awe-inspiring landmark but an unequaled symbol of Texas history and American ingenuity.
Read the Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society's 2014 newsletter to see what happened at the courthouse this year!
April 10-12, 2015
The ultimate "gal-pal" road trip to the hill country—Blanco, Texas—with events like fly fishing lessons, a "chick" market, yoga, aromatherapy, 5K and 10K ladies runs, author presentations, style show, casino night and more. All proceeds go to support area non-profit organizations. For more info and to register, go to www.wildwomanweekend.org or call 512-750-6362.
Visit the Courthouse Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sunday from noon to 3pm.
Get ideas for your event and see what the Courthouse has to offer. Check out the photo gallery.