201 of 254 Cochran County Courthouse, Morton, Texas: County Population: 3,127
"Cochran County on the southern High Plains, is bordered on the west by New Mexico, on the north by Bailey County, on the east by Hockley County, and on the south by Yoakum County.
"It was named for Robert Cochran, who died at the Alamo. Cochran County covers 783 square miles of level prairie with elevations varying from 3,500 to 3,800 feet above sea level.
"In 1876 Cochran County was formed by the Texas legislature from land previously assigned to Bexar and Young counties. It was a land of grass, sand hills, mesquite, jackrabbits, coyotes, bison, and pronghorn antelope. Until the 1920s, when farmers began to move into the area, the county's economy was dominated by ranches; the huge XIT Ranch controlled much of the land.
"The 1890 census does not show any residents in the county, and in 1900 only twenty-five people lived there. During these first years of its existence, the judicial administration of the area was assigned to Hockley and Lubbock counties.
"Cochran County began to grow rapidly after 1921. In 1924, after the influx of new farmers had begun, the county was formally organized. In the 1924 election, Morton received seventy-nine votes to Ligon's twenty and thus became the county seat."
John Leffler, "COCHRAN COUNTY," Handbook of Texas Online
I visited Cochran County and photographed the courthouse in Morton on May 8, 2014, a Thursday.