Ward County Courthouse
Monahans, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1940
Architect - Townes & Funk
Photos: Robert Deering 6/12/2004
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1892

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Thomas W. Ward, second commissioner of the General Land Office of Texas.

COUNTY SEATS:  Two - Barstow and Monahans

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Thomas John (Pat) Monahan, who dug the first water well between the Pecos River and Big Spring at Monahans in 1881 and selected the site for a water tank, around which a ranch supply point later developed. Town was originally called Monahan's Well.

COURTHOUSES: Two - 1893 in Barstow and 1940 in Monahans 

STANDING: One - 1940 Moderne courthouse built of sandstone.

LOCATION:  400 S Allen Ave, Monahans, TX

 
 
 
1893 Courthouse in Barstow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Monahans, Texas
Photos: Robert Deering 6/12/2004

 
First Baptist Church of Monahans