Dallam County

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Dallam

Dallam County is named for James Wilmer Dallam, who was a lawyer and newspaper publisher.

 

Created:  August 21, 1876

County Seat: 

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Union County, New Mexico and Cimarron County, Oklahoma

E – Sherman County

S – Hartley County

W – Union County, New Mexico

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2016 and 2019