Hartley County

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Hartley County is named for Oliver Cromwell Hartley and Rufus K Hartley, who were early Texas legislators and lawmakers.

 

Created:  August 21, 1876

County Seat: 

Hartley      1891 – 1896

Channing  1896 – present

 

County Courthouse – Channing

 

Location:  900 Main ( 10th ) Street / West Railway Street

Built:  1905 – 1906

Style:  Texas Renaissance

Architect:  O G Rouquermore

Contractor:  Solon & Wickens

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the town. The east front has a large Roman arch at the entrance with four columns. The doorway is recessed in a white colored archway. A protruding cornice runs below the roof line. The courtroom is located at the center of the second story. An addition was added in 1927 and 1935. On the south side is the old two story red colored brick jail.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a wood structure built by W M Andrews in 1891 in Hartley at a cost of $8,000. In 1896, the building was moved to Channing when the county seat was changed. The second and present courthouse was constructed at Channing in 1905 at a cost of $10,525.

 

County Office – Dalhart

 

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Location:  701 East Texas Boulevard / Elm Avenue

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story white colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building has two entrances on the south front with large glass window between. The roof is hipped. The building houses county offices and the Justice of the Peace. There is a small courtroom. The south part of Dalhart  which is the County seat of  Dallam County, is located in Hartley County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Dallam County

E – Moore County

S – Oldham County

W – Union County, New Mexico and Quay County, New Mexico

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Jail

 

 

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County Office – Dalhart

 

 

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Photos taken 2006. 2016 and 2019