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Bailey County

Bailey County is named for Peter J Bailey, an Alamo hero.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Parmer County

E – Lamb County

S – Cochran County

W – Roosevelt County, New Mexico


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

County Seat: 

Muleshoe  1919 – present


County Courthouse – Muleshoe  


Location:  300 South 1st Street / West Avenue C

Built:  1924 – 1925


Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  M C Butler of The Butler Company

Contractor:  W M Rice Construction Company of Dallas


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Muleshoe. The east front of the building and the north and south sides, have a small white colored stone porticos. White colored stone trim is above the second story windows and along the flat roof line. The courtroom is located on the north side of the second story. The building houses the State District Court and Constitutional County Court. The architect was M C Butler of The Butler Company and the contractor was W M Rice Construction Company of Dallas. On the west side is the one story County Jail and Law Enforcement center constructed in 1969. The architect was Bill W Cantrell and the contractor was E D Lampe of Lubbock.


See:  The contractor, William M Rice of Amarillo, also constructed courthouses as W M Rice Construction Company in Briscoe CountyCochran CountyFreestone CountyLimestone County, Lipscomb County, Oldham CountyParmer County and Wood County and designed the courthouse in Lynn County.


History:  The county was created in 1876 and Muleshoe was selected as the county seat in 1919 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was a wood frame structure designed by W M Wilterding and built by H T Wilterding in 1917 at a cost of $2,450. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1924 to 1925 at a cost of $60,000.



County Courthouse – Muleshoe































County Jail and Law Enforcement Center – Muleshoe





Photos taken 2007, 2016 and 2019