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HOCKLEY COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Levelland, Texas

Hockley County has had two courthouses:
1921 and 1928

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Present Hockley County courthouse, Levelland, Texas
The 1928 Hockley County Courthouse today
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2002

Hockley County Courthouse - Levelland, Texas

Date - 1928
Architect - Preston Lee Walker
Style - Classical Revival
Material - Stone and concrete

On State Highway 114

The simple and elegant 1928 building replaced the 1921 courthouse.
Centennial Marker

Hockley County

Formed from Young and Bexar territories; created August 21, 1876; organized February 19, 1921. Named in honor of George W. Hockley, commander of the artillery at San Jacinto. Secretary of War of the Republic of Texas. Died in 1851. Levelland called Hockley City until 1912. County Seat.
Levelland TX - 1928 Hockley County Courthouse
The 1928 Hockley County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2007
Levelland TX - 1928 HockleyCounty Courthouse Entrance
The 1928 Hockley County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2007
Hockley County courthouse, Levelland, Texas, 1939
The 1928 Hockley County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT
Hockley County courthouse, Levelland, Texas old photo
The 1928 Hockley County Courthouse
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The Courthouse Cornerstone
Photographer's Note:
"The THC lists the architect as Preston Lee Walker, but the cornerstone lists the architects as The Butler Company. Perhaps Walker was an employee of the Butler Company?" - Terry Jeanson
Levelland Tx -  Hockley County Courthouse cornerstone
Courthouse Cornerstone
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Levelland TX - 1928 HockleyCountyCourthouse Cornerstone
"The cornerstone, though covered partially by the addition, is complete. The one-story addition is on the rear side of the building with the library behind that." -
Terry Jeanson. More Texas Cornerstones
Levelland TX - 1928 HockleyCounty Courthouse Door
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2007
Photographer's Note:
The 1970s remodeling to the interior is quite evident in the courthouse's district courtroom. During my visit, a courthouse employee told me that many pieces of the courthouse's original furniture were donated to Texas Tech in nearby Lubbock for use in mock trials for their law students. - Terry Jeanson
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