Archer County

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Archer County is named for Branch Tanner Archer, who was a commissioner for the Republic of Texas.


Created:  January 22, 1858

County Seat: 

Archer City  1858 – present


County Courthouse – Archer City


Location:  100 South Center Street / East Main Street

Built:  1890 – 1891

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Alonzo N Dawson of Fort Worth

Contractor:  J S DeWees and Jacob Rath


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story brown colored sandstone structure. The building is located on spacious grounds in the center of the city. The west front has three large central arches with a recessed entrance. The first story windows are arched. The center second and third stories is recessed and rises to a peak at the roof line. The roof is hipped. In 1926, the building was remodeled and the clock tower removed. The architect was Elmer G Withers of Fort Worth. The building was restored in 2004. The architect was Harper Perkins Architects Inc. of Wichita Falls and the contractor was Joe R Jones Construction Inc. of Weatherford.


Note:  The first courthouse was a wood structure built in 1880 and was destroyed by fire in 1890. The second and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $32,500.


County Courthouse Annex – Archer City




Location:  112 East Walnut Street / Sycamore Street

Built:  2000 – 2002

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Harper Perkins Architects Inc. of Wichita Falls

Contractor:  Arthur Construction Inc. of Wichita Falls


Description:  The building faces north and is a one story gray colored concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city on the south side of the courthouse. The north front has a recessed center section with large arch and recessed entrance. The center section rises to a wide peak at the roof line. The windows are arched and the roof is hipped.



N – Wichita County

E – Clay County and Jack County

S – Young County

W – Baylor County





County Courthouse




























County Courthouse Annex










Photos taken 2014