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Roger Mills County

Roger Mills County is named for Roger Quarles Mills, who was an officer in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War and a United States Senator.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Ellis County

E – Dewey County and Custer County

S – Beckham County

W – Wheeler County, Texas and Hemphill County, Texas

 

Created:  April 19, 1892                          Map of Oklahoma highlighting Roger Mills County

County Seat:

Cheyenne  1895 – present

 

County Courthouse – Cheyenne 

 

Location:  500 Broadway / 6th Street

Built:  1984 – 1985

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Horacek and Smith Inc.

Contractor:  S and T Construction Company, Inc.

 

Description: The building faces northwest and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building sits on a rise of landscaped ground in the center of Cheyenne. The building is a rectangular shape with a triangular section on the southwest side. The northwest and west front has long porch supported by round columns with recessed glass walls. The central entrance is recessed. There is basement level with entrance at the north side. The roof line is flat. The building has a large foyer at the entrance with the old records vault built by W R Casady in 1906 to 1907. The County District Court courtroom is off the foyer. The interior walls are lined with red colored brick. The building houses the County District Court of the 2nd Judicial District. 

 

See:  The 2nd Judicial District includes Beckham County, Custer CountyEllis County and Washita County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1892 and Cheyenne was selected as the county seat in 1895 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was a temporary structure in Cheyenne in 1895. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure built by Mann & Company in 1917. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1984 to 1985.

 

  

County Courthouse – Cheyenne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County District Court courtroom

 

 

Old Records Vault 1907 – 1908

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture 1917 County Courthouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2010