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REAGAN COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Big Lake, Texas

Reagan County has had three courthouses:
1904 and 1911 - Stiles
1927 - Big Lake

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1927 Reagan County courthouse, Big Lake Texas
Reagan County courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, October 2011

The Present Reagan County Courthouse
- Big Lake, Texas

Date - 1927
Architect - David S. Castle
Style - Renaissance
Material - brick
The sidewalk leading to the main entrance is lighted by a row of lamps providing an beautiful night view of the building.


The county seat moved from Stiles to Big Lake in 1925.
Reagan County courthouse, Big Lake, Texas old photo
Reagan County courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT
1927 Reagan County courthouse, Big Lake Texas
Reagan County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, June 2006
1927 Reagan County courthouse cornerstone, Big Lake Texas
"The courthouse's cornerstone isn't on the corner."
- Terry Jeanson, June 2006 photo
1927 Reagan County courthouse courtroom, Big Lake Texas
Reagan County courthouse district courtroom
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, October 2011

1911 Reagan County Courthouse
- Stiles, Texas

A 1911 Courthouse is still standing in the former town of Stiles, although it was gutted by fire in a case of arson, Christmas Eve, 1999. The shell remains.
1911 Reagan County courthouse in Stiles, Texas
The roofless 1911 Reagan County courthouse in Stiles
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, June 2006
Drawing of 1911 Reagan County courthouse in Stiles, Texas
"A drawing by Hugh Riker of the 1911 Reagan County courthouse in Stiles as it looked originally. This drawing is hanging in the Chamber of Commerce building on Main Street."
- Terry Jeanson, October 2011 photo
Stile, TX - First Reagan County  Centennial Marker and courthouse
First Reagan County Courthouse Centennial Marker in Stiles, with 1911 old courthouse in sight.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, June 2006
Reagan County First Courthouse TExas Centennial Marker Text
Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 2010
Centennial Marker Text:

Site of the first court house built in Reagan County.
The following officials were installed May 8, 1903
Joseph J. Boyd, judge, J. B. Lucas, clerk, Henry Japson, sheriff and tax col.,
Frank Ramsey, treasurer, W.C. Shamlin, surveyor, M. D. Sutherland, assessor, Commissioners
Jno. E. Gardner, W. C. Castlebury, A. J. Kerchville, G. F. Kirk.

The county seat was moved in 1925 to Big Lake.

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