One of my photographic projects for the coming years is to capture all the Texas Courthouses in our great state. There are 254 in all. Thus far, I have captured fifty-six, thirteen of which are in the gallery. This is the first gallery posted of the courthouses, those in deep West Texas.
These images were captured during a bucket list trip to Big Bend National Park. I purposefully traveled "off the beaten path" to capture these images. Sanderson and Mentone are not on any agenda for this region for sure, as we say in Texas, "out in the middle of nowhere". Due to this agenda, our rental car mileage increased 1200 miles in eight days. That alone tells a story of this region, remote, isolated, and rugged.
If you visit this region and appreciate courthouse architecture, be sure to go to Marfa. Presidio County Courthouse stands tall on the town square, yet has been so eloquently restored. The interior is amazing. Jeff Davis County in Fort Davis is another worthy of your time. Obvious colonial architecture and well maintained in the center of town. Fort Davis has many other activities as well, such as McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis National Park, and the Davis Mountains State Park (see Texas - Big Bend Gallery).
Curtis A. Smith 2000-2017