039 of 254: Llano County Courthouse, Llano, Texas. County Population: 19,301
The firm of Jacob Larmour and A. O. Watson designed the Llano County Courthouse in the Romanesque Revival style. The composition consists of a large rectangular mass with three corner pavilions and a corner tower. The courthouse was completed in 1895.
Llano County was organized in 1856 after the Texas legislature formed the county from the Bexar District and Gillespie County. Llano County comprises 941 square miles of the Hill Country on the eastern part of the Edwards Plateau. Altitudes range from 800 to 2,000 feet above sea level. Llano, the county seat, is seventy-two miles northwest of Austin and near the center point of the county. I visited Llano County and photographed the courthouse on March 27, 2010. I intend to revisit the county in 2015.