First Ward County Courthouse

First Ward County Courthouse (HM15LN)

Location: Barstow, TX 79719 Ward County
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N 31° 27.695', W 103° 23.653'

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Site of First Ward County Courthouse
A three-story red sandstone courthouse with a domed cupola was constructed here in 1893, one year after Barstow was elected first Ward County seat. The first elected officials to serve in the courthouse were R.D. Gage, Co. Judge; S.D. McWhorter, Co. & Dist. Clerk; W.M. Ware, Sheriff & Tax Collector; John W. Phillips, Co. Attorney; S.H. Parker, Tax Assessor; J.B. Carson, Surveyor; J.J. Walker, Treas.; Pat Wheat, Comm. No. 1; W.C. Carson, Comm. No. 2; Pat Duracke, Comm. No. 3; and A.D. Irvin, Comm. No. 4. The landmark was razed soon after the county seat moved to Monahans in 1938. All that remains is a cornerstone.
HM NumberHM15LN
Marker Number4789
Year Placed1985
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 7:48pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 652563 N 3481874
Decimal Degrees31.46158333, -103.39421667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 27.695', W 103° 23.653'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 27' 41.70" N, 103° 23' 39.18" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1500-1506 Ranch Rd 516, Barstow TX 79719, US
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