Lipscomb County

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Lipscomb

Lipscomb County is named for Abner Smith Lipscomb, who was a justice of the Texas Supreme Court from 1846 to 1856 and secretary of state of the Republic of Texas in 1840.

 

Created:  August 21, 1876

County Seat:

Lipscomb  1876 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lipscomb 

 

Location:  100 South Main Avenue / Main Street

Built:  1915 – 1916

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William M Rice of Amarillo

Contractor:  William M Rice of Amarillo and Edward S Altmiller

 

Description: The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west front has a large portico supported by four large white colored columns rising to a pediment above the roof line. A wide cornice runs below the flat roof line. The courtroom is located on the second story.

 

See:  The contractor, William M Rice of Amarillo, also constructed courthouses as W M Rice Construction Company in Bailey CountyBriscoe CountyCochran CountyFreestone CountyLimestone County, Oldham County, Parmer County and Wood County and designed the courthouse in Lynn County..

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1887.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Beaver County, Oklahoma

E – Ellis County, Oklahoma

S – Hemphill County

W – Ochiltree County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2010