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Taken 26-Nov-10
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Ward County Historical Marker, Site, of, First, Ward, County, Courthouse
Photo Info

Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.4 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken26-Nov-10 15:40
Date modified26-Nov-10 15:40
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length26 mm
Focal length (35mm)39 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/125 at f/11
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Site of First Ward County Courthouse

Site of First Ward County Courthouse

Ward County, Texas
31 27.694' N 103 23.652' W

Text: A Three-story red sandstone courthouse with a domed cupola was constructed here in 1893, one year after Barstow was elected first Ward County seat. The first elected officials to serve in the courthouse were R. D. Gage, co. judge; S. D. McWhorter, co. & dist. clerk; W. M. Ware, sheriff & tax collector; John W. Phillips, co. attorney; S. H. Parker, tax assessor; J. B. Carson, surveyor; J. J. Walker, treas.; Pat Wheat, Comm. No. 1; W. C. Carson, Comm. No. 2; Pat Duracke, Comm. No. 3; and A. D. Irvin, Comm. No. 4. The landmark was razed soon after the county seat moved to Monahans in 1938. All that remains is a cornerstone.