Upton County

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Upton County is named for John Cunningham Upton and William Felton Upton, who were brothers and lieutenants in the Confederate army.

 

Created:  February 26, 1887

County Seat: 

Upland  1887 – 1921

Rankin  1921 – present

 

County Courthouse – Rankin 

 

Location:  205 10th Avenue / Grand Street

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  David S Castle Company of Abilene

Contractor:  C S Oates and Son of Abilene

 

Description:  The building faces south 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 south front has a high rectangular section with entrance on the first story and blue-green colored panels above. The east and west wings project. The windows are vertical with blue-green colored panels between. The roof line is flat. The large courtroom is located on the east side of the second story. The County Court courtroom is located on the northwest side of the first story. An addition was constructed in 1958. The architect was Leonard F Crockett & Associates and the contractor was J D Burk Construction Company.

 

See:  The architect, David S Castle of Abilene, designed courthouses in Borden CountyHansford County, Irion County, Mitchell CountyReagan CountyStephens CountySterling County and Winkler CountyThe contractor C S Oates and Son of Abilene also constructed the courthouse in Winkler County.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built by L R Wright and O L Hitchcock at Upland in 1911. The county seat was moved to Rankin and the second courthouse was built in 1926 at a cost of $36.368. David S Castle Company was hired to supervise construction. In 1926, a jail was built by John K English in McCamey..

 

Courthouses: 

N – Midland County

E – Reagan County

S – Crockett County

W – Pecos County and Crane County 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Commissioner Minutes

 

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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Photos taken 2014 and 2019