Washita County Courthouse

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Washita County Courthouse The imposing Washita County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was designed by Solomon Andrew Layton in 1910 and completed in 1911, and has been called the "Grandfather of Oklahoma's Courthouses." Layton later gained fame as the architect for the State Capitol building in Oklahoma City.

The impressive courthouse sits in the middle of the road and intrigues travelers who must drive around the square to continue their route. This unusual arrangement can be credited to A.J. Johnson and J.C. Harrel, who each donated half the land needed for a courthouse on either side of the section line later used to demark the Highway. The two had platted the lands surrounding their respective sides for the growth of the city, and Cordell naturally rose around the town square. Despite the donation of land in 1897, it wasn't until 1899 that county voters approved a move of the Washita County seat to Cordell from Cloud Chief, in the county's southeast corner.

Hours: Open 8 to 4 daily
Address: Town Square
Phone: 580-832-3538

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Washita Theater

The grand tradition of the Washita Theater has returned to the City of New Cordell. Over 50 years has passed since the days of the Saturday matinee, the preview, and the news reel ... and now the art deco splendor of the Washita will be home to a new generation of movies and movie-goers!

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Old Cordell National Bank Building

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First National Bank Building

. L. Hull, long-time president of the First National Bank, was instrumental in the construction of both the old First National Bank Building in 1909-1910 and the Carnegie Library in 1911. He is seen above in the right corner of the 1910 photo of the bank'

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