Texas County

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Texas County is named for the State of Texas which lies along the south boundary of the county.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Morton County, Kansas, Stevens County, Kansas and Seward County, Kansas

E – Beaver County

S – Hansford County, Texas, Sherman County, Texas and Ochiltree County, Texas

W – Cimarron County

 

Created:  November 16, 1907                Map of Oklahoma highlighting Texas County

County Seat:

Guymon  1907 – present

 

County Courthouse – Guymon 

 

Location:  319 North Main Street / Northeast 4th Street

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Maurice Jayne

Contractor:  Kreipke Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces north and is a four story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Guymon. The building faces north and was completed in 1927. The north front has an arched entrance with white colored stone crest above. Vertical bands of white colored stone divide the windows. The roof edge projects from the building. The fourth story is which houses the jail is recessed and the roof line is flat. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the east side of the third story. The building houses the County District Court of the 1st Judicial District. 

 

  

Note:  The courthouses in the Panhanhle area of the State were constructed or remodeled around 1926 in Beaver County, Cimarron County and Texas County.

 

See: The architect, Maurice Jayne, designed the courthouses in Dewey County and  Harper County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Texas County Courthouse

 

See:  The 1st Judicial District includes Beaver County, Cimarron County and Harper County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1907 and Guymon was selected as the county seat. The county used the Park Hotel as the first courthouse. The second courthouse was constructed in 1926 to 1927 at a cost of $200,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Guymon

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2016