Winkler County is named for Clinton McKamy Winkler, who was a judge and a Confederate colonel.
Created: February 26, 1887
Kermit 1887 – present
County Courthouse – Kermit
Location: 100 East Winkler Street / South Oak Street
Built: 1928 – 1929
Style: Texas Renaissance
Architect: David S Castle of Abilene
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. The District Court courtroom is located on the east side third story and the County Court courtroom is located on the west side second story.On the north side is a one story addition. constructed in 1954.
See: The architect, David S Castle of Abilene, designed courthouses in Borden County, Hansford County, Irion County,Mitchell County, Reagan County, Stephens County, Sterling County and Upton County. The contractor C S Oates and Son of Abilene also constructed the courthouse in Upton County.
Note: The County was organized in 1910. 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.
E – Ector County
S – Ward County
Photos taken 2014 and 2019