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Hartley County

Hartley County is named for Oliver Cromwell Hartley and Rufus K Hartley, who were early Texas legislators and lawmakers.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Dallam County

E – Moore County

S – Oldham County

W – Union County, New Mexico and Quay County, New Mexico


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

County Seat: 

Hartley      1891 – 1896

Channing  1896 – present


County Courthouse – Channing


Location:  900 Main ( 10th ) Street / West Railway Street

Built:  1905 – 1906

Style:  Texas Renaissance

Architect:  O G Rouquermore

Contractor:  Solon & Wickens


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Channing. The east front has an arch at the entrance with four columns. The doorway is recessed in a white colored archway. A protruding cornice runs below the roof line. In the interior there is a central hall on the first story. The floors are wood and the ceilings have pressed tin. There is a two-run staircase with landing at the front. The courtroom is located on the second story which has a hand rail which encircles the room. The building houses the State District Court and Constitutional County Court. A vault was added in 1927 and an addition was added in 1935. On the south side is the old two story red colored brick jail.


History:  The county was created in 1876 and Hartley was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a wood structure built by W M Andrews in 1891 in Hartley at a cost of $8,000. In 1896, the building was moved to Channing when the county seat was changed. The second and present courthouse was constructed at Channing in 1905 at a cost of $10,525.


County Office – Dalhart



Location:  701 East Texas Boulevard / Elm Avenue

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story white colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building has two entrances on the south front with large glass window between. The roof is hipped. The building houses county offices and the Justice of the Peace. There is a small courtroom. The building houses the County justice Court. The south part of Dalhart  which is the County seat of  Dallam County, is located in Hartley County.



County Courthouse – Channing  







































Old County Jail – Channing







County Office – Dalhart







Photos taken 2006. 2016 and 2019