Armstrong County is named for several early pioneers having the surname of Armstrong.
Created: August 21, 1876
Claude 1876 – present
County Courthouse – Claude
Location: 101 Trice Street / 1st Street
Built: 1911 – 1912
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Elmer George Withers
Contractor: L R Wright & Company of Dallas
Description: The building faces northwest and is a three story square buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has three brick square arches on the first story and four columns rising from the second to third stories. The pediment forms a solid peak. The base of the building is white colored stone. The large courtroom is located at the center of the second story.
Note: The first courthouse was a frame structure built in Claude in 1890. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1912.
N – Carson County
E – Donley County
W – Randall County
Photos taken 2006, 2016 and 2019