Beckham County

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Beckham County is named for J C W Beckham, who was a Governor of the State of Kentucky and the first popularly elected member of the United States Senate from Kentucky.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Roger Mills County

E – Custer County and Washita County

S – Greer County and Harmon County

W – Collingsworth County, Texas and Wheeler County, Texas

 

Created:  July 16, 1907                          Map of Oklahoma highlighting Beckham County

County Seat:

Sayre  1907 – present

 

County Courthouse – Sayre 

 

Location:  302 East Main Street / 3rd Street

Built:  1911 – 1912

Style:  Neo-Classical and Second Renaissance

Architect:  Solomon A Lawton of Layton, Wemyss, Smith and Hawk

Contractor:  Oklahoma Quarries & Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Sayre. The west front has a projecting center section with rectangular framed entrance on the first story and two columns rising from the second to the top of the third story with recessed windows. Above is a wide header. A wide cornice runs between the first and second stories and below the roof line. On the center of the roof is a round dome with columns, clock and red colored roof with cupola at the top.

                        

See: The architect, Layton and Forsyth ( and associated firms ), designed courthouses in Carter County, Craig County, Creek County,  Grady County, Greer County, Harmon County, Jefferson County, McIntosh County, Muskogee County, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma County, Pittsburg County and Washita County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Beckham County Courthouse

 

History:  In 1907 Sayre was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1908. The second and present courthouse was constructed 1911 to 1912 at a cost of $69,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Sayre

 

 

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Photos taken 2010