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Andrews County

 

Andrews County is named for Richard Andres, who was the first man to die in the war for Texas independence in 1835.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Gaines County

E – Martin County

S – Ector County and Winkler County

W – Lea County, New Mexico

 

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

County Seat: 

Andrews  1910 – present

 

County Courthouse – Andrews  

 

Location:  201 North Main Street / NW Avenue B

Built:  1938 – 1939

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  W T Strange of Haynes & Strange of Lubbock

Contractor:  J R Blackmore & Sons of Austin

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red and buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Andrews. The main building is the original rectangular buff colored brick building with vertical windows. On the east side is a one story red colored brick addition with framed central entrance constructed in 1956. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the courtroom is located on east side of the second story and is a circular chamber. The building houses the County District Court of the 7th Administrative Judicial Region. The building was renovated in 1955 and 1976. A three story addition was constructed on the west side. On the west side is the County Courthouse Annex which was originally a hospital and houses the Constitutional County Court.

 

See:  The 7th Administrative Judicial Region has a main office in Midland in Midland County

 

History:  The county was created in 1876 and Andrews was selected as the county seat in 1910 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was built in 1911. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1938 to 1939.

 

 

County Courthouse – Andrews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County District Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner’s Meeting Room

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Minutes – contractor

 

 

County Courthouse Annex – Andrews

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2014 and 2019