Dallam County is named for James Wilmer Dallam, who was a lawyer and newspaper publisher.
Created: August 21, 1876
Texline 1876 – 1903
Dalhart 1903 – present
County Courthouse – Dalhart
Location: 414 Denver Avenue / East 5th Street
Built: 1921 – 1922
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Smith and Townes
Contractor: A F Stewart Construction Company
Description: The building faces south and is a three story brown colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has a small portico supported by four high columns. On the east and west sides, the porticoes have two high columns. A band of white colored stone trim follows the top of the columns around the building and above that is a decorative cornice and near the roof line is a narrow band of white colored stone trim. The courtroom is located on the second story. The Annex was constructed in 1957.
Note: The first courthouse was a wood frame structure built by W M Andrews and R J Tofflemire in Texline in 1891 at a cost of $2,664. The county seat was moved to Dalhart and the second courthouse was constructed by John A White of Vernon in 1903 at a cost of $14,375. The third and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $200,000.
E – Sherman County
S – Hartley County
W – Union County, New Mexico
Photos taken 2006, 2016 and 2019