Two New Publications Tell the Real Stories of Texas' Historic County Courthouses and State Historic Sites

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) recently distributed two new, full-color publications: Courthouse Cornerstones and Historic Heights

Courthouse Cornerstones highlights Texas’ iconic historic county courthouses and the accomplishments of the THC’s award-winning Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program (THCPP). Historic courthouses in Texas are powerful drivers of economic development, attracting heritage travelers to communities across the state. The THCPP assists these efforts by providing partial matching grants to Texas counties for the restoration of their historic county courthouses. 

Historic Heights highlights the THC’s 21 state historic sites and describes new heritage destinations, ongoing enhancements, new visitors centers, significant restoration work, and dynamic community engagement programs. The THC’s state historic sites tell the real stories of real places in Texas through the eyes of prehistoric Texas, Colonial Texas, the Texas Revolution, early statehood, the Civil War, Texas’ western frontier, reconstruction and prosperity, and the 20th century. 

Download or view a free PDF version of Courthouse Cornerstones and Historic Heights online.