De Baca County is named for Ezequiel de Baca, who was the second governor of the state of New Mexico.
Created: February 28, 1917
Fort Sumner 1917 – present
County Courthouse – Fort Sumner
Location: 514 Avenue C / 5th Street
Built: 1929 – 1930
Style: Georgian Revival s
Architect: Kerr & Walsh of Amarillo, Texas
Contractor: Axtell & Sperry of Roswell
Description: The building faces south and is a rectangular two story light red brick structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The south front has a Greek Classical portico. The roof is red title and the building sits on a concrete base. The building has a large murals on the second floor created by Russell Vernon Hunter. On the west side is a one story buff colored brick Community Services Center constructed in 1985. The architect was Pat McMurray, Architect and the contractor was Trademaster Construction Company
Note: The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $29,814.
See: National Register of Historic Places – De Baca County Courthouse
Old County Courthouse – Fort Sumner
Location: 786 4th Street / Avenue A
Built: 1917 – 1918
Description: The building faces east and is a rectangular two story light red colored brick structure. The roof line is flat. The building served as the courthouse until 1930 and is now The Art Gallery.
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Photos taken 2007 and 2016