Ector County, Texas Genealogy & History

Ector County Courthouses

Ector County has had two courthouses.  The old red brick courthouse, shown at left, was built in 1904 and was torn down in 1938.

Ector County Courthouse 1938


In 1938, a new Art Deco style courthouse opened.  The top courthouse photo, at right, refers to the courthouse as "Beautiful Modern Ector County Courthouse". 

By the 1960s, the county government had outgrown the the 1938 courthouse.  In 1964 a new courthouse was built around the 1938 courthouse, changing the look of the courthouse.  See postcard photo of the 1964 courthouse, below.