Andrews County

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Andrews County is named for Richard Andres, who was the first man to die in the war for Texas independence in 1835.

 

Created:  August 21, 1876

County Seat: 

Andrews  1910 – present

 

County Courthouse – Andrews  

 

Location:  201 North Main Street / NW Avenue B

Built:  1938 – 1939

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  W T Strange of Haynes & Strange of Lubbock

Contractor:  J R Blackmore & Sons of Austin

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red and buff colored brick and concrete Moderne style structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The main building is the original rectangular buff colored brick building with vertical windows. The courtroom is located on the second story. On the east side is a one story red colored brick addition with framed central entrance constructed in 1956. The roof line is flat. The building was renovated in 1955 and 1976 a three story addition was constructed on the west side. To the west of the courthouse is the one story County Courthouse Annex which was a former hospital..

 

Note:  The County was organized in 1910. The first and previous courthouse was built in 1911.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Gaines County

E – Martin County

S – Ector County and Winkler County

W – Lea County, New Mexico

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Commissioner Minutes – contractor

 

 

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County Clerk Office

 

 

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Photos taken 2014 and 2019