Carter County is named for the Carter family, who were a predominant family in the area.
Created: July 16, 1907
Ardmore 1907 – present
County Courthouse – Ardmore
Location: 20 B Street / 1st Avenue SW
Built: 1910 – 1911
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Layton, Wemyss, Smith & Hawk of Oklahoma City and W A Tackett
Contractor: Gill Construction Company
Description: The building faces west and is a three story graycolored limestone structure. The building has arches along the first story with an entrance in the center of three sides. There are eight high columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story. Around the roof line is a balustrade. On the center of the roof is a round dome with copper roof and small cupola at the top. The building was renovated in 1976. The architect was Flood-Isenberg-Hann and the contractor was Ye-Con Construction Company. On the east side of the courthouse is the County Courthouse Annex constructed in 1956. The architect was Harold F Flood and the contractor was Burton-Miller Construction Company. The building was remodeled in 1976. The architect was Flood-Isenberg-Hann and the contractor was Ye-Con Construction Company.
See: The architect, Layton and Forsyth ( and associated firms ), designed courthouses in Beckham 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.
South – Love County
Photos taken 2009 and 2010