We were able to combine a trip to the Winstar World Casino and Hotel in Oklahoma with a short trip to Wichita Falls, TX. That allowed us to visit 8 new courthouses. Some were exciting and few not so much. We were very pleased with the 2 moderne courthouses that we visited – Jack County and Young County. Throckmorton County was a classic late 1800’s piece that’s been restored. Clay County Courthouse and Archer County Courthouse are old – and look it. But they don’t have the charm of other 1800’s courthouses. Montague County Courthouse was a wonderful classical revival building of good size in a very small town. And of course, there are the less ornate or impressive buildings of the 50’s and 60’s – Baylor County and Wichita County. Actually, Wichita County Courthouse is an old 1800’s at its bones – but was so thoroughly renovated that the old building was lost forever.
On the trip, I did take some photos of town squares (Montague, Henrietta, Jacksboro, Archer City, Throckmorton and Graham). Then there were the retired jails. We did miss a few – but do have some historic jails from: Young, Archer, Clay and Montague.
Hope you enjoy this latest installment. Only about 90 or so counties left!! If we could only spend a month in the panhandle.