Winkler County

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Winkler County is named for Clinton McKamy Winkler, who was a judge and a Confederate colonel.


Created:  February 26, 1887

County Seat: 

Kermit  1887 – present


County Courthouse – Kermit


Location:  100 East Winkler Street / South Oak Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Texas Renaissance

Architect:  David S Castle

Contractor:  C S Oates and Son of Abilene


Description:  The building faces south and is a four story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has a projecting center section with six columns rising to the top of the third story with recessed windows between. A cornice runs below the fourth story which has small windows. The roof line is flat. On the north side is a one story addition. 


See:  The architect, David S Castle of Abilene, designed courthouses in Borden CountyHansford County, Irion County,Mitchell CountyReagan CountyStephens CountySterling County and Upton County.


Note:  The first courthouse was a two story frame structure built by Morris & Key in 1910 at a cost of $5,690. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1929 at a cost of $193,380.



N – Lea County, New Mexico and Andrews County

E – Ector County

S – Ward County

W – Lea County, New Mexico and Loving County





County Courthouse






















Photos taken 2014