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Dickens County Courthouse

Dickens County Courthouse
1893 Romanesque Revival Building
Originally Designed by: E. L. Aiken and built of Stone
When built, the courthouse had a hipped roof and a substantial tower with stone chimneys


History of Court House
A Historical Marker Site
Courthouse located on US Hwy 82, on the Square.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday.

Justice of the Peace
Gayle Taylor   Phone: 806-623-5233

Justice ScalesJustice Scales

County Clerk
Winona Humphries, District & County Clerk
Becky Hill , Deputy Clerk
Dickens County Courthouse
P.O. Box 120
Dickens, Texas 79229
Phone: 806-623-5531
Fax: 806-623-5319
COST OF RECORDS:
Death Certificates: $21.00
Birth Certificates: $23.00 (application required)
Marriage Certificates: $8.00
Check or money order to be made out to Dickens County Clerk at address above.
Inquiries and research by mail require a return envelope. Records are stored on site at the County Clerk´s office, are indexed and staff will locate records. Application needed for non-public records on Texas Open Records Act for Birth and Death Certificates and drivers license will be used as proof to justify need of record. Adoption records are sealed and would need court order to view. Divorce records are available and will need year papers were filed and last name of both parties.

RECORDS AVAILABLE:
Birth Certificates from year: 1892
Death Certificates from year: 1892
Marriage Records from year: 1891
Deeds from year: 1884
Plats from year: 1884
Records are kept on Military Discharges and some school records are available.
Link to more information

Judge's gavel
The first person to go before the Grand Jury was J.M. King on a charge of Burglary. The Grand Jury having failed to find a bill of indictment, he was discharged.

The first Criminal Case in District Court was THE STATE OF TEXAS VS, WILLIS EDWARDS, No. 1, Dated: 13 June, 1891, Charge: Unlawfully carrying on and about his person, a pistol. Transferred to Lower Courts.

The first County Criminal Case was: THE STATE OF TEXAS VS. J.J. HALE, No. 1. Charge: Drunkeness in Office,. Filed August 3, 1891.

The first County Court Civil case was: JASON PICKELSIMON VS. J.A. ASKINS & J.S. FOX, NO. 1, Suit for Damages, filed May 30, 1892.

The first Probate Court case was: W.C. LANMAN, DECEASED, filed July 11, 1892. (Civil War Veteran and first School Teacher on Croton Flat before the County was organized).

The first Lunacy case was; STATE OF TEXAS VS. B.J. OSBORN, NO. 1. Charge: Lunacy, filed July 11, 1892. Case dismissed for lack of evidence.



Judge's gavel


Picture of Dickens County Courthouse
photo by Linda Hughes

PRESENT COUNTY OFFICIALS

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County Judge * Justice of the Peace
Lesa Arnold * Gayle Taylor, Precinct #1
  * Norma Roberson, Precinct#3
County Treasurer * *
Sandy Vickrey * County Attorney
* * David Hazelwood
County Tax Collector * * *
Sherry Hill * Commissioners
Deputy - Nancy Stone * Ricky West, Precinct #1
* * Sheldon Parsons, Precinct #2
Sheriff * Doc Edwards, Precinct #3*
Jimmie Land * Wayne Smith, Precinct #4
Deputy - Romero Rodriguez * *
  
* Link to more Information  
Judge's gavel


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