Zenfolio | Curtis A. Smith Photography | Texas Courthouses - Eastern Texas Panhandle
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 2,000 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 eastern 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 east 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 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 west 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.
Clarendon - Donley County CourthouseCrosbyton - Crosby County CourthouseCanadian - Hemphill County CourthouseLipscomb - Lipscomb County CourthousePanhandle - Carson County CourthouseSilverton - Briscoe County CourthouseStinnett - Hutchinson County CourthouseSpearman - Hansford County CourthousePerryton - Ochiltree County CourthouseFloydada - Floyd County CourthouseDickens - Dickens County CourthouseCrowell - Foard County CourthouseClaude - Armstrong County CourthouseChildress - Childress County CourthouseWellington - Collingsworth County CourthousePaducah - Cottle County CourthouseMemphis - Hall County CourthouseHaskell - Haskell County CourthouseJayton - Kent County CourthouseGuthrie - King County Courthouse

Guestbook for Texas Courthouses - Eastern Texas Panhandle
Usha PEDDAMATHAM(non-registered)
They say it is the journey that matters and not the destination. In your case the destination has made the journey so much more satisfying and fulfilling. Thank you for sharing your projects.
Faye Doria(non-registered)
Having geocached in much of this region, I appreciate the many miles driven over country roads through small towns and wide open fields. It's an interesting project, and will pay off in a more intimate relationship with Texas and the area it covers. And it's not so easy to get the right light to make the courthouses shine. Congratulations on a unique project!