Eddy County

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Eddy County is named for Charles B Eddy, who was a rancher in southeastern New Mexico during the last decades of the 19th century.


Created:  February 25, 1889

County Seat: 

Carlsbad  1889 – present


County Courthouse – Carlsbad  


Location:  100 North Canal Street / East Mermod Street

Built:  1890 – 1891

Style:  Spanish Pueblo

Architect:  Witt Brothers

Contractor:  Witt Brothers


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story yellow colored stucco and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. First erected as a Victorian style building, the east wing was completed in 1914. The architect was I H Rapp and the contractor was Campbell Brothers. From 1937 to 1939, the building was completely remodeled to the current Spanish Pueblo style. The architect was R W Vorhees and the contractor was Lembke Construction Company of Albuquerque. The building was renovated in 1975. The architect was Art Gorrell. Further renovation were done by Courson Construction in 1990. From 2000 to 2002, another major remodeling added the north entrance and a Pueblo style portico with a simulated river was constructed.


Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse in 1891 was $21,000. The cost to construct the east wing in 1914 was $38,212. The cost of remodeling the courthouse in 1937 was $184,000. The cost of the 1975 renovation was $448,644.



N – Chaves County

E – Lea County

S – Loving County, Texas, Reeves,County, Texas and Culberson County, Texas

W – Otero County and Chaves County














Administration Building




Photos taken 2007