Childress County has had three courthouses: 1887, 1891 and the present 1939 courthouse.
After a very long dry spell of new counties we are once again on the road! Our first county for this trip is Childress. The county seat for Childress County is the city of Childress.
Childress is on US-287 about half way between Wichita Falls and Amarillo. It will be our home base for all the walks. The Super 8 has graciously agreed to host the “walk box” so in return we stayed there.
We started walking at 2:30 on a clear day with 97 degree temperature.
Childress Junior High School
Quanah Parker Trail Arrow
Small lake in Fair Park
We did a loop through the cemetery.
Back to the lake in the park.
Mascot in ceramic tiles.
Another version of the mascot as a bronze statue.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Childress County Historical Museum
Old Hotel is now closed.
We passed under the RR tracks.
Church of Christ
An old Train Engine on display.
Classic Movie Theatre no longer in use.
Childress City Hall
Old cars in shop window.
Back side of County Courthouse.
1936 County Marker on Courthouse Lawn
One of two graves on courthouse lawn for K9 police dogs.
Eternal flame has gone out.
Part of the Veteran’s Memorial on the Courthouse Lawn.