Harmon County

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Harmon

Harmon County is named for Judson Harmon, who was the United States Attorney General and a Governor of the State of Ohio.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Beckham County

E – Greer County and Jackson County

S – Jackson County and Hardeman County, Texas

W – Childress County, Texas and Collingsworth County, Texas

 

Created:  June 2, 1909                           Map of Oklahoma highlighting Harmon County

County Seat:

Hollis  1909 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hollis 

 

Location:  114 West Hollis Street / North Main Street

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Classical Revival and Commercial

Architect:  Layton, Hicks & Forsyth

Contractor:  W L Scott

 

Description: The building faces south and is a four story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Hollis. The building is built of polychrome brick with limestone accents. The south front has a recessed central entrance framed with stone. A stone cornice is surmounted with a low brick parapet. Four brick pilasters separate tripartite window groupings. Decorative stone insets and parquet brickwork enhances the area between the second and third story windows. The doorways are framed with cut stone and are surmounted by small, bracketed pediments. A wide horizontal stone cornice runs between the first and second stories.  Above, the windows are grouped in sets of three windows. The roof line is flat. A small addition was constructed on the east side extending up to the third story. The Old County Jail is south and is nor the Police Station.

 

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

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Harmon County Courthouse

 

See:  The 3rd Judicial District includes Greer CountyJackson CountyKiowa County and Tillman County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1909 and Hollis was selected as the county seat, The county rented space in Hollis until the first and present courthouse was constructed in 1926 to 1927.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Hollis

 

 

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Old County Jail – Hollis

 

 

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Photos taken 2010