Martin County is named for Wylie Martin, who was an early settler in Texas.
Created: August 21, 1876
Stanton 1876 – present
County Courthouse – Stanton
Location: 301 Saint Peter / Broadway Street
Built: 1974 – 1975
Architect: Riherd & Huckabee of Andrews
Contractor: Pace Construction Company of Midland
Description: The building faces northeast and is a one story structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The building is a rectangular shape with a flat roof line. The roof overhangs and is supported by numerous pillars. The main entrance on the east side is located towards the south. On the west side of the building is the old two story jail built in 1908.
Note: The first courthouse was built in 1885 with Jail which still stands. The second and previous courthouse was designed by Sam P Herbert and constructed by A J Olson in 1908 to 1909. An addition was designed by Wyatt C Hedrick in 1950. The building was demolished in 1974 to make was for the second and present courthouse.
N – Dawson County
E – Howard County
W – Andrews County
Old County Jail
Monument with columns from 1908 Courthouse
Photos taken 2014