Hansford County is named for John M Hansford, a Texas state congressman and judge.
Created: August 21, 1876
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.
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.
N – Texas County, Oklahoma
E – Ochiltree County
W – Sherman County
Photos taken 2007, 2016 and 2019