Martin County

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Martin County is named for Wylie Martin, who was an early settler in Texas.

 

Created:  August 21, 1876

County Seat: 

Stanton  1876 – present

 

County Courthouse – Stanton

 

Location:  301 Saint Peter / Broadway Street

Built:  1974 – 1975

Style:  Modern

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Dawson County

E – Howard County

S – Glasscock County and Midland County

W – Andrews County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Jail

 

 

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Monument with columns from 1908 Courthouse

Photos taken 2014