Collingsworth County

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Collingsworth County is named for James Collinsworth, who was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and the first chief justice of the Republic of Texas ( error in name spelling of James Collinsworth ).

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Wheeler County

E – Beckham County, Oklahoma and Harmon County, Oklahoma

S – Childress County

W – Donley County

 

Created:  August 21, 1876                      Map of Texas highlighting Collingsworth County

County Seat: 

Wellington  1890 – present

 

County Courthouse – Wellington

 

Location:  800 West Avenue / 8th Street

Built:  1930 – 1931

Style:  Texas Renaissance and Art Deco

Architect:  Berry & Hatch

Contractor:  Christy-Dolph Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story buff colored brick, concrete and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Wellington. The south front has a projecting central entrance with two arches on the first story. Pilasters rise from the second story to the roof line with friezes at the top. There are friezes between the windows. The building rises in tiers and the roof line is flat. In the interior, the ornamentation is Art Deco. The courtroom is located on the third story and has dark colored wood furnishings. The building houses the State District Court, Constitutional County Court and County Justice Court. 

 

See:  The architect, Berry & Hatch, also designed the courthouse in Moore County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1876 and Wellington was selected as the county seat in 1890 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was a brick structure built by J A White in 1893 at a cost of $31,000. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1930 to 1931 at a cost of $148,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Wellington

 

 

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Photos taken 2014