Lynn County is named for William Lynn, who was a soldier in the Texas Revolution from Massachusetts and who died defending the Alamo.
Created: August 21, 1876
Tahoka 1876 – present
County Courthouse – Tahoka
Location: 1501 South 1st Street / Main Street
Built: 1915 – 1916
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: William M Rice of Amarillo
Contractor: A Z Rodgers
Description: The building faces north and is a three story red and brown colored brick and terra-cotta veneer structure. The building is located on spacious grounds in the center of the city. The north and south sides have two story porticoes each with four Ionic columns rising to a wide header. The east and west sides have porticoes each with two Ionic columns rising to a wide header at the top of the second story. Horizontal cornices run below the first story windows, top of the second story windows, below the third story windows and below the flat roof line. The building was renovated in 2018 and 2019. The architect was Komatsu and the contractor was J C Stoddard Construction.
See: The architect, William M Rice of Amarillo, also constructed courthouses as W M Rice Construction Company in Bailey County, Briscoe County, Cochran County, Freestone County, Limestone County, Lipscomb County, Oldham County, Parmer County.and Wood County.
Note: The County was organized in 1903. The first courthouse was a two story frame structure built in 1903 at a cost of $1,500. The second and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $75,000.
Temporary County Courthouse – Tahoka
Location: 1400 Avenue K / South 3rd Street
Architect: Cameron Alread of Fort Worth
Contractor: D’Amico Construction of Celina
Description: The building faces west and is a one stored red colored brick, wood frame and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the southwest of the courthouse. The roof is hipped. The hall at the north sise is used as a temporary courtroom. The building is The Center for Housing and Community Development.
N – Lubbock County
E – Garza County
W – Terry County
Photos taken 2014 and 2019