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MOTLEY COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Matador, Texas
Motley County

Motley County has had three courthouses: 1892, 1904 and 1948

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Matador TX 1948 Motley County Courthouse
The 1948 Motley County courthouse
"Perhaps it's fortunate that the uninspired design of this modern, brick structure is mostly covered by green plants and trees." - Terry Jeanson, September 2007 photo

The Present Motley County Courthouse
- Matador, Texas

Motley is presently on their third courthouse - built in the no-frills style of 1948 designed by Wyatt Hedrick.
The 1948 Motley county Courthouse, Matador, Texas
The 1948 Motley County Courthouse
Photo courtesy THC

The 1904 and 1892 Motley County Courthouses
- Matador, Texas

The county's organization in 1891 prompted the building of the first courthouse that year. It burned in 1894 and the Sheriff, Joe P. Beckham turned up missing. Since county money was missing too, and some people got suspicious when the sheriff couldn't be located. He was charged with fraud. The second courthouse built in 1904 was also burned.
1904 Motley County Courthouse, Matador, Texas old photo
The 1904 Motley County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT
Matador, Texas, 1904 Motley County Courthouse painted on fabric
"A painting on fabric, depicting the 1904 Motley County courthouse, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the county in 1991. This painting is displayed at the front entrance of the current courthouse." - Terry Jeanson, September 2007 photo
Proposed 1938 Motley County Courthouse Drawing
"A sketch of a proposed 1938 courthouse for Motley County designed by architects Voelcker and Dixon. The county applied to the Public Works Administration for a $56,400 grant to build the courthouse, but it was denied. A similar design was used by Voelcker and Dixon when the Rockwall County courthouse was built in 1940. This sketch is on display at the entrance to the current Motley County courthouse." - Terry Jeanson, September 2007 photo
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