Howard County

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Howard County is named for Volney Eskine Howard, who was a United States Representative from Texas.

 

Created:  August 21, 1876

County Seat: 

Big Spring  1876 – present

 

County Courthouse – Big Spring

 

Location:  300 South Main Street / West 3rd Street

Built:  1952 – 1953

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Puckett & French

Contractor:  B F Horn Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a four story buff colored brick, concrete and tile structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The rectangular shaped building has a projecting center section with three vertical openings and recessed entrance. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built by J H Milliken in 1884. The second and previous red sandstone courthouse was designed by Lang & Witchell and constructed by L B Westerman in 1908.

 

County District Court – Big Spring

 

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Location:  373 Scurry Street / West 4th Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the west of the courthouse. The east front has a recessed center section with vertical pilasters. The north and south sections project from the main building and have vertical windows. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Borden County

E – Mitchell County

S – Sterling County and Glasscock County

W – Martin County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County District Court 

 

 

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Photos taken 2014