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CASTRO COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Dimmitt, Texas

Castro County has had three courthouses:
1892
1906
and the present 1939 courthouse.

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Castro County Courthouse, Dimmit, Texas
Castro County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2007

The Present Castro County Courthouse
- Dimmitt, Texas

Date - 1939
Architect - Townes & Funk
Style - Moderne
Material - Sandstone


Castro County Courthouses Historical Marker
Dimmitt Tx - Castro County Courthouse
Castro County Courthouse today
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Castro County Courthouse, Dimmitt, Texas
The 1939 Castro County Courthouse as it appeared in 1940
Photo courtesy of TXDoT
Castro County Courthouse, Dimmitt, Texas old photo
Castro County Courthouse in 1950
Photo courtesy THC
Castro County Courthouse, Dimmit, Texas
Castro County Courthouse today
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2007
Castro County Courthouse, Dimmit, Texas
Another view of the courthouse today
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2007
Castro County Courthouse Texas Historical Marker
Castro County Courthouse Historical Marker
On Courthouse square, Bedford Street & Broadway
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2007
Historical Marker Text

Castro County Courthouses

This site was set aside as the Dimmitt town square in 1891, the year Castro County was formally organized. Temporary court facilities were set up in J. N. Morrison's office while the first courthouse was built. An ornate two-story structure, it burned in 1906 after being hit by lighting. A brick courthouse with a central dome, built in 1908, was dedicated at a community picnic. It served until the 1930s, but was razed to make room for the present stone building. Built with Works Progress Administration labor, Castro County's third courthouse opened in 1939.
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1906 Castro County Courthouse, Dimmit, Texas old photo

The 1906 Castro County Courthouse
Photo courtesy THC

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