Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Galveston: Galveston County Courthouse

"Galveston County was formed in 1838 under the republic from Harrisburg, Liberty, and Brazoria counties and organized in 1839."


  • 722 21st Street
  • Galveston, Texas
  • 77550


Hours & Fees

  • Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Free


"The county was organized in 1839. The first county courthouse, at Saccarappa, a community named for a river in Maine by settlers from that state, was located at the eastern end of Galveston Island. By 1839, steamers that furnished supplies to much of Texas plied the distance between the port and New Orleans, and construction of the Galveston wharves began in that year." - Diana J. Kleiner, "Galveston County," Handbook of Texas Online