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Winkler County

Winkler County is named for Clinton McKamy Winkler, who was a judge and a Confederate colonel.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Lea County, New Mexico and Andrews County

E – Ector County

S – Ward County

W – Lea County, New Mexico and Loving County

 

Created:  February 26, 1887                  Map of Texas highlighting Winkler County

County Seat: 

Kermit  1887 – present

 

County Courthouse – Kermit

 

Location:  100 East Winkler Street / South Oak Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Texas Renaissance

Architect:  David S Castle of Abilene

Contractor:  C S Oates and Son of Abilene

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a four story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has a projecting center section with six columns rising to the top of the third story with recessed windows between. A cornice runs below the fourth story which has small windows. The roof line is flat. The District Court courtroom is located on the east side third story and the County Court courtroom is located on the west side second story.On the north side is a one story addition. constructed in 1954.

 

See:  The architect, David S Castle of Abilene, designed courthouses in Borden CountyHansford County, Irion County,Mitchell CountyReagan CountyStephens CountySterling County and Upton CountyThe contractor C S Oates and Son of Abilene also constructed the courthouse in  Upton County.

 

Note:  The County was organized in 1910. The first courthouse was a two story frame structure built by Morris & Key in 1910 at a cost of $5,690. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1929 at a cost of $193,380.

 

 

County Courthouse – Kermit 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2014 and 2019