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Hockley County

Hockley County is named for George Washington Hockley,  who was Chief of Staff of the Texas Army during the Texas Revolution and secretary of the Republic of Texas.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Lamb County

E – Lubbock County

S – Terry County

W – Cochran County

 

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

County Seat: 

Levelland  1876 – present

 

County Courthouse – Levelland

 

Location:  802 Houston Street / Avenue H

Built:  1927 – 1928

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Preston Lee Walker and Butler Company

Contractor:  Clickner Construction

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story stone and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on spacious grounds in the center of Levelland. The building has 18 inch thick walls. The north front has a recessed central entrance on the first story. Six columns rise from the second story to the top of the third story with recessed wall and windows behind. A projecting cornice runs along the flat roof line with balustrade above. In the interior, the courtroom is located at the southeast side of the third story. The Commissions Room is located on the first story. The building houses the State District Court an Constitutional County Court. The building was renovated in 1977 and a one story annex constructed on the south side. The architect was Atcheson, Cartwright & Associated of Lubbock and the contractor was Page & Wirtz Constriction Company of Lubbock. On the southeast corner is the old County Jail constructed in 1938.

 

History:  The county was created in 1876 and assigned to Lubbock County for judicial purposes until 1920. The first courthouse was a one story frame structure and the second courthouse was two story frame structure built in 1921. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1927 to 1928 at a cost of $100,000

 

 

County Courthouse – Levelland 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture First Courthouse 1921

 

 

Picture Second Courthouse 1921

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courthouse Annex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Jail

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2014 and 2019