Bailey County

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Bailey County is named for Peter J Bailey, an Alamo hero.


Created:  August 21, 1876

County Seat: 

Muleshoe  1919 – present


County Courthouse – Muleshoe  


Location:  300 South 1st Street / West Avenue C

Built:  1924 – 1924

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  M C Butler of The Butler Company

Contractor:  W M Rice Construction Company of Dallas


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front of the rectangular building and the north and south sides, have a small white colored stone porticoes. White colored stone trim is above the second story windows and along the flat roof line.


See:  The contractor, William M Rice of Amarillo, also constructed courthouses as W M Rice Construction Company in Briscoe CountyCochran CountyFreestone CountyLimestone County, Lipscomb County, Oldham CountyParmer County and Wood County and designed the courthouse in Lynn County..


Note:  The first courthouse was a wood frame structure designed by W M Wilterding and built by H T Wilterding in 1917 at a cost of $2,450. The second and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $60,000.



N – Parmer County

E – Lamb County

S – Cochran County

W – Roosevelt County, New Mexico





County Courthouse



















Photos taken 2007, 2016 and 2019