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Armstrong County

Armstrong County is named for several early pioneers having the surname of Armstrong.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Carson County

E – Donley County

S – Briscoe County and Swisher County

W – Randall County

 

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

County Seat: 

Claude  1876 – present

 

County Courthouse – Claude  

 

Location:  101 Trice Street / 1st Street

Built:  1911 – 1912

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Elmer George Withers

Contractor:  L R Wright & Company of Dallas

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a three story square buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Claude. The north front has three brick square arches on the first story and four columns rising from the second to third stories. The pediment forms a solid peak. The base of the building is white colored stone. In the interior, the building has a center hall plan with central stairs ascending to the second story. The courtroom is located at the center of the north side of the second story and extends into the third story having a small balcony at the rear. The building houses the State District Court and Constitutional County Court.

 

History:  The county was created in 1876 and Claude was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a frame structure built in 1890. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1911 to 1912 at a cost of $40,000.

 

 

County Courthouse – Claude

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2006, 2016 and 2019