Hemphill County

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Hemphill

Hemphill County is named for John Hemphill, a judge and Confederate congressman.

 

Created:  August 21, 1876

County Seat:

Canadian  1887 – present

 

County Courthouse – Canadian  

 

Location:  400 Main Street / South 5th Street

Built:  1907 – 1908

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  R G Kirsch Company

Contractor:  Gillcoat & Skinner

 

Description: The building faces north and is a two story dark red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city and sits on the slope of a hill. The north front has square red colored brick tower with round window at the top and a square white colored base with rounded white colored dome. Above the entrance is a small ornamental balcony. On the south side of the building is the old red colored brick jail.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lipscomb County

E – Ellis County, Oklahoma and Roger Mills County, Oklahoma

S – Wheeler County

W – Roberts County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Jail

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2016