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Moore County

Moore County is named for Edwin Ward Moore, who was the commodore of the Texas navy during the Republic of Texas.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Sherman County

E – Hutchinson County

S – Potter County

W – Hartley County


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

County Seat: 

Dumas  1892 – present


County Courthouse – Dumas  


Location:  715 South Dumas Avenue / East 8th Street

Built:  1929 – 1930

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  Berry & Hatch of Amarillo

Contractor:  C S Lambie and Company


Description:  The building faces west and  is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west front has a stone trimmed entrance with three archways. The center section rises higher with a stone finish above the third story windows with two large figures representing Justice on either side of the stone frieze. There is also stone trim above the other third story windows. The base of the building is also light colored stone. The District Court courtroom is located on the north side of the third story and the County Court courtroom is located on the southeast side of the second story. This was a Work Projects Administration project.


See:  The architect, Berry & Hatch, also designed the courthouse in Collingsworth County.


See:  The contractor, C S Lambie & Company, also constructed courthouses in New Mexico in Quaty County, Roosevelt County and Sierra County and in Texas in Childress County, Gregg CountyHutchinson CountyPotter County and Ward County.


Note:  The first courthouse was designed by J B Girand and built by T J Ryan 1in 1893 at a cost of $5,083. The second and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $155,000.



County Courthouse – Dumas





















































Photos taken 2006, 2016 and 2019