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Sterling County

Sterling County is named for W S Sterling, who was an early rancher and buffalo hunter.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Howard County and Mitchell County

E – Coke County and Tom Green County

S – Tom Green County and Irion County

W – Reagan County and Glasscock County


Created:  March 4, 1891                         Map of Texas highlighting Sterling County

County Seat: 

Sterling City  1891 – present


County Courthouse – Sterling City


Location:  604 4th Street / Main Street

Built:  1937 – 1938

Style:  Texas Renaissance

Architect:  David S Castle of Abilene

Contractor:  Templeton and Cannon


Description:  The building faces north and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a projecting center section with canopy over the first story entrance and recessed windows on the second story. There are decorated buff colored panels between the first and second story windows. The east and west wings are lower than the center section. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the west side of the second story. The building was constructed under the Federal Emergency Administration. On the south side of the building is the old two story stone County Jail built in 1912.


See:  The architect, David S Castle of Abilene, designed courthouses in Borden County, Hansford County, Irion County, Mitchell CountyReagan CountyStephens CountyUpton County and Winkler County.


Note:  The first and previous courthouse was built by W M Martin in 1905.



County Courthouse – Sterling City 































Old County Jail – Sterling City 





Photos taken 2014