Hansford County

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Hansford County is named for John M Hansford, a Texas state congressman and judge.

 

Created:  August 21, 1876

County Seat: 

Hansford    1889 – 1929

Spearman  1929 – present

 

County Courthouse – Spearman

 

Location:  16 Northwest Court Street / Main Street

Built:  1930 – 1931

Style:  Texas Renaissance

Architect:  David S Castle of Townes, Lightfoot and Funk

Contractor:  Kreipke Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city and is rectangular shaped with a raised center section. The northwest front has stone trim around the entrance and windows above the entrance. The courtroom is located on the second story. The addition on the southeast side was constructed in 1958 and the architect for the addition was John P Work and the contractor was Page & Richardson.

 

See:  The architect, David S Castle of Abilene, designed courthouses in Borden County, Irion County, Mitchell CountyReagan CountyStephens CountySterling CountyUpton County and Winkler County.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a one story brick structure built in Hansford in 1889. The second and present courthouse was constructed in Spearman in 1931 at a cost of $41,449.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Texas County, Oklahoma

E – Ochiltree County

S – Hutchinson County

W – Sherman County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2007, 2016 and 2019