We've compiled a bibliography of "Texas County Courthouse History" via the World Cat catalog, an interfiling of holdings of thousands of libraries around the world. The list is limited to those holdings and our list here is limited to only books and academic theses, but our list does include about 150 items of those, almost all of which relate to a particular county's structure, including a couple of celebratory cookbooks. The list, of course, does include a few books on Texas courthouses in general, such as Dr. Kelsey's and Mr. Dyal's recent book The Courthouses of Texas, and the recent biographical book on the architect J. Reily Gordon. World Cat also cites many other forms (microform, ebooks, videos, photos, computer files, etc., and even a musical score) of information on the topic, but we start with books. You can see that list at
If you'd like to have us send you the list as an attached document, just let us know.
Using WorldCat can be challenging. A search for the words <Texas courthouse> brings over 1000 entries, for <Texas court house> 2000 entries, <Texas "court house"> over 200. There are many books which are inventories of records in the courthouses, and we weren't interested in those lists, so we settled on the search <Texas courthouse -inventory> which gave us about 350 entries. From that list we selected the 150 for the list. Certainly some were missed. Let us know.
We'll be compiling further varied sources as time goes on, but here's this one.