Hutchinson County

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Hutchinson

Hutchinson County is named for Andrew Hutchinson, who was an early attorney in Texas.

 

Created:  August 21, 1876

County Seat: 

Plemons   1901 – 1926

Stinnett     1926 – present

 

County Courthouse – Stinnett

 

Location:  500 Main Street / 6th Street

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Texas Renaissance

Architect:  William C Townes

Contractor:  C S Lambie and Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story brown colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west front has a protruding section with high arch trimmed with gray colored concrete. A protruding cornice runs below the third story and another below the roof line. The District Court courtroom is located on the west side of the second story and the County Court courtroom is located on the west side of the first story.

 

Note:  The courthouse had a roof top jail, which was removed in 1982.

 

See:  The contractor, C S Lambie & Company, also constructed courthouses in New Mexico in Quaty County, Roosevelt County and Sierra County and in Texas in Childress County,  Gregg CountyMoore CountyPotter County and Ward County.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a dug out structure built by J P Orr in Plemons in 1901 at a cost of $95. The second courthouse was a frame structure designed by H W Wright and constructed by E E Ackers in Plemons in 1901 at a cost of $2,670. When the county seat was moved to Stinnett in 1926, the courthouse was an office building until the present and third courthouse was constructed in 1927 at a cost of $341,880.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Hansford County

E – Roberts County

S – Carson County

W – Moore County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2016 and 2019