Randall County

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Randall County is named for Horace Randall, who was a Confederate brigadier general in the American Civil War.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Potter County

E – Armstrong County

S – Swisher County and Castro County

W – Deaf Smith County


Created:  August 21, 1876                      Map of Texas highlighting Randall County

County Seat: 

Canyon  1887 – present


Old County Courthouse – Canyon  


Location:  400 16th Street / 5th Avenue

Built:  1908 – 1909

Style:  Texas Renaissance

Architect:  Robert George Kirch

Contractor:  Alcoat & Skinner


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick structure. The building sits on landscaped grounds in the center of Courthouse Square in the center of Canyon. The center section extends slightly from the building and there is a wide header over the entrance, A cornice extends around the top of the building. The building was remodeled in 1945 when the tower was removed. An annex was built in 1957. The square brick clock tower which was removed in 1945, was restored to the building in 2009. The building is presently vacant. The building was renovated in 2010.


See:  The architect, Robert Geoege Kirsch designed courthouses in Missouri in Adair CountyCarroll CountyCooper County, Polk County and Vernon County, in Texas in Hemphill Countyand in Wisconsin in Oconto County and Waukesha County.


Note:  In 1967, a modern two story dark red colored brick structure was constructed on the north side of the courthouse.. The architect was Clayton B Shiver and Russell A Megert and the contractor was John F Moss. The building was demolished in 2010.


County Judicial Center – Canyon  




Location:  2309 Russell Long Boulevard / North 23rd Street

Built:  2005 – 2006

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Sims & Parge

Contractor:  Western Building


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored concrete and glass structure. The building was a former Walmart store and is located to the northeast of the center of the city. The south front has a large semi-circular wall with rectangular openings. The main section of the building is red colored concrete stone and the central entrance is recessed behind the circular wall. The roof line. The building is named as the Randall County Justice Center.


History:  The county was created ion 1878 and Canyon was selected as the county seat in 1887 when the county was organized.  first courthouse was a frame structure built by Joe T Service in 1892. The second courthouse is the 1908 courthouse. An addition was constructed in 1967 and demolished in 2010. The third courthouse was constructed in 1984 and is now the County Finance Building.




County Courthouse – Canyon






















Courthouse in 2006 without clock tower




County Judicial Center































Photos taken 2006, 2016 and 2019