Austin County Courthouse

Independence Trail Region
1 East Main Street Bellville, TX 77418 (979) 865-5911

Designed by Wyatt C. Hedrick, this imposing granite and concrete building built in the Modernist style was constructed in 1960. Built on nearly the same site as the original 1888 Courthouse which was destroyed in a fire in 1960, the new building contains a time capsule hidden behind a corner slab. Kept in a bronze box to protect from water damage, the capsule holds a quarter and four nickels and a box of Anacin, placed there by a local doctor as an homage to the original 1888 time capsule which contained a box of pills contributed by a local druggist at the time.

Austin County Courthouse

1 East Main Street Bellville, TX 77418




Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.