Howard County Courthouse
Big Spring, Texas
 Completed - 1953
Architect - Puckett & French
Photos: Robert Deering 6/12/2004


COUNTY NAMED FOR: Volney Erskine Howard, a United States congressman from Texas in the 1840s and 1850s.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Big Spring.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: It derives its name from the nearby "big spring" in Sulphur Draw, which was a watering place for coyotes, wolves, herds of buffalo, antelope, and mustangs; the spring was a source of conflict between Comanche and Shawnee Indians and a campsite used by early expeditions across West Texas.

COURTHOUSES: Three - 1884, 1908, and 1953

STANDING: One - 1953 Modern courthouse built of brick, tile, and concrete.


1884 Courthouse
1908 Courthouse

1908 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939