The Hill County Courthouse was designed by Waco architect W. C. Dodson during the last half of the 1880's and the buildings construction was completed in 1890.

 

The courthouse was completely destroyed by fire on the evening of January 1, 1993, with only the four limestone walls and massive iron staircase remaining.  It's wooden frame structure, clock tower and wooden truss supported interior collapsed into the basement.

 

The restoration work was completed in 1999.


Courthouse Interior
Courthouse Interior
Original Courthouse Bell
Original Courthouse Bell
Courthouse Basement
Courthouse Basement

Cell Block Museum
Cell Block Museum
Historic Grimes Garage Now Texas Through Time Museum
Historic Grimes Garage Now Texas Through Time Museum

Hillsboro's historic Bond's Alley is named for Bond's Drug Store, which was located at the north end of the alley, facing the courhouse.  The drug store was in operation at that location from 1881-2019.

Katy Railway Depot Now Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce
Katy Railway Depot Now Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce