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Posted by on January 27, 2016

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.

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