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.
Created: July 16, 1907
Sayre 1907 – present
County Courthouse – Sayre
Location: 302 East Main Street / 3rd Street
Built: 1910 – 1911
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 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 roof with cupola at the top.
Note: The cost of construction of the courthouse was $69,000.
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
Photos taken 2010