Dawson County Courthouse
Lamesa, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1916
Architect - Sanguinet & Staats
Photos: Robert Deering 4/5/2005
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1905

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Nicholas Mosby Dawson, a hero of the Texas Revolution.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Lamesa.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Named for the tabletop flatness of the surrounding terrain, Lemesa is a derivitive of the Spanish name La Mesa.

COURTHOUSES: Two - 1905 and 1916

STANDING: One - 1916 courthouse that has been substatually modified over the years. 

 
 
 
1905 Courthouse
 
 
1916 Courthouse
Before Modifications
 

1916 Courthouse
Photo: Robert Deering 1975
 

 

Lamesa, Texas
Photo: Robert Deering 4/5/2005

 
First Baptist Church of Lamesa