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Hill County Courthouse - Hillsboro, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters
N 32° 00.674 W 097° 07.847
14S E 676550 N 3543207
Quick Description: The county court house of Hill county, Texas.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/4/2009 8:49:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM5QXM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas
Views: 12

Long Description:
Hillsboro is a city in and the county seat of Hill County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 8,232 at the 2000 census.

Hillsboro, located on Interstate 35 where I-35E and I-35W meet south of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, is the primary center for trade and commerce in Hill County. It is located almost midway between the Metroplex and Waco, and is the gateway to the popular Lake Whitney. There are many antique stores located downtown, and a popular outlet mall is located along the Interstate, surrounded by numerous hotels and motels. In addition, Hillsboro has two historic Victorian bed and breakfast homes: 1895 Tarlton House downtown, and The Windmill, is in a country setting six miles west toward Lake Whitney.

The city is known for its abundance of restored Victorian homes and its historic county courthouse, which on January 1, 1993 was heavily damaged by an electrical fire. It was rebuilt, courtesy of donations from around the world and two concerts sponsored by Hill County native Willie Nelson. The courthouse (See Hill County, Texas for photograph.) won the Downtown Association's 1999 award for "Best Restoration". The sparked an interest in restoring Texas's historic courthouses. The Hill County courthouse is eight miles from Willie Nelson's hometown, Abbott.

The movie Bottle Rocket, starring Owen and Luke Wilson, was filmed here. They used the Days Inn motel, the High School Football stadium, and Highway 171 leading out of Hillsboro.

Year Built: 1890

Current Use of Building: Civil courts

Level of Courts: County

Architect: W.C. Dodson

Dates this building was used to house judicial proceedings: 1890- Present

Physical Address:
80 North Waco Street, Hillsboro, TX 76645


Related Website: [Web Link]

Hours: Not listed

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