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Hansford County

Hansford County is named for John M Hansford, a Texas state congressman and judge.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Texas County, Oklahoma

E – Ochiltree County

S – Hutchinson County

W – Sherman County

 

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

County Seat: 

Hansford    1889 – 1929

Spearman  1929 – present

 

County Courthouse – Spearman

 

Location:  16 Northwest Court Street / Main Street

Built:  1930 – 1931

Style:  Texas Renaissance

Architect:  David S Castle of Townes, Lightfoot and Funk

Contractor:  Kreipke Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Spearman. The building is a rectangular shape with the addition on the southeast side. The west front has stone trim around the entrance and windows above the entrance. In the interior, the courtroom is located at the center of the second story. The building houses the State District Court, Constitutional County Court and County Justice Court. The addition was constructed in 1958 and the architect for the addition was John P Merk and the contractor was Page & Richardson.  

 

See:  The architect, David S Castle of Abilene, designed courthouses in Borden County, Irion County, Mitchell CountyReagan CountyStephens CountySterling CountyUpton County and Winkler County, and the architect, William C Townes of Amarillo also designed the courthouses in Briscoe CountyCastro County, Childress County, Hutchinson CountyParmer County Potter County and Ward Countyand in New Mexico in Colfax County and Quay County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1876 and Hansford was selected as the county seat in 1889 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was a one story brick structure built in Hansford in 1889. The county seat was moved to Spearman in 1929. The second and present courthouse was constructed in Spearman in 1931 at a cost of $41,449.

 

 

County Courthouse – Spearman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2007, 2016 and 2019