Zenfolio | Curtis A. Smith Photography | Texas Courthouses - Western Texas Panhandle

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Texas is a very large state and one notices this when capturing images of the courthouses in the Panhandle region! Three trips to this region were necessary to complete the task, driving easily over 2,500 miles in the process. So worth the trip, however, for the great people, scenery, no traffic, and wonderful fall weather.

These Courthouses are on the western side of the Panhandle. Envision a north-south line of Highway 87 (including Interstate 27) to Texas Highway 380 to the south, and all the territory west to the Oklahoma state line. Miles of cotton fields, feed lots, and small Texas towns. Traveled many farm to market and county roads in the process.

My favorite courthouse in the Panhandle region is Donley County, located in Clarendon, Texas. As luck would have it, a fraternity brother from this city introduced me to the editor of the local newspaper. In turn, he wrote an article on my project which I appreciated. Here is the link: Clarendon Enterprise

This photo gallery encompasses over half the courthouses in the entire Panhandle region. In another gallery, all the courthouses to the east of the boundaries mentioned above will be featured. Roughly 48 courthouses in total, accounting for 19% of all the Texas Courthouses in the state.

We took breaks from this project to also hike Palo Duro Canyon and Caprock Canyon State Parks. A gallery featuring images from these two "bucket list" state parks are also featured on this website.
Lubbock - Lubbock County CourthouseCanyon - Randall County CourthouseHereford - Deaf Smith County CourthouseDimmitt - Castro County CourthouseBrownfield - Terry County CourthouseFarwell - Parmer County CourthouseChanning - Hartley County CourthouseDalhart - Dallam County CourthouseTahoka - Lynn County CourthouseMorton - Cochran County CourthouseDumas - Moore County CourthouseTulia - Swisher County CourthouseLittlefield - Lamb County CourthousePlainview - Hale County CourthouseStratford - Sherman County CourthouseMuleshoe - Bailey County CourthouseVega - Oldham County CourthouseLevelland - Hockley County CourthouseAmarillo - Potter County Courthouse