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Archer County

Archer County is named for Branch Tanner Archer, who was a commissioner for the Republic of Texas.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Wichita County

E – Clay County and Jack County

S – Young County

W – Baylor County

 

Created:  January 22, 1858                    Map of Texas highlighting Archer County

County Seat: 

Archer City  1858 – present

 

County Courthouse – Archer City

 

Location:  100 South Center Street / East Main Street

Built:  1890 – 1891

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Alonzo N Dawson of Fort Worth

Contractor:  J S DeWees and Jacob Rath

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story brown colored sandstone structure. The building is located on spacious grounds in the center of Archer City. The west front has three large central arches with a recessed entrance. The first story windows are arched. The center second and third stories is recessed and rises to a peak at the roof line. The roof is hipped. In the interior, the floors are the original wood. The courtroom is located on the south side of the second story. The building houses the State District Court and Constitutional County Court. In 1926, the building was remodeled and the clock tower removed. The architect was Elmer G Withers of Fort Worth. The building was restored in 2004. The architect was Harper Perkins Architects Inc. of Wichita Falls and the contractor was Joe R Jones Construction Inc. of Weatherford.

 

County Courthouse Annex – Archer City

 

 

Location:  112 East Walnut Street / Sycamore Street

Built:  2000 – 2002

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Harper Perkins Architects Inc. of Wichita Falls

Contractor:  Arthur Construction Inc. of Wichita Falls

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a one story gray colored concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Archer City on the south side of the courthouse. The north front has a recessed center section with large arch and recessed entrance. The center section rises to a wide peak at the roof line. The windows are arched and the roof is hipped.

 

History:  The county was created in 1858 and Archer City was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a wood structure built in 1880 and was later destroyed by fire in 1890. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1890 to 1892 at a cost of $32,500. The County Courthouse annex was constructed in 2000 to 2002.

 

 

County Courthouse – Archer City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Courthouse Annex – Archer City

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2014