The Library

The Jeff Davis County Library began its existence in the old County Jail.




Pic of old jail



In 1999 it was moved to larger quarters in the old Keesy Mercantile building where it shares space with the Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce.

The high ceilings are finished in beautiful pressed tin.




Pic of ceiling



The entrance features the old oak and glass ice cooled refrigerator for meat and fresh produce on one side and a comfortable seating area on the other. Behind the counter is a hand-operated elevator to the basement.




Pic of ice box and seating area




The Southwest Room houses hundreds of books about Texas and the Southwest.




Pic of SW room




Have questions about Fort Davis and Jeff Davis County. The staff at the library can usually answer them all.

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Partnering with the Jeff Davis County Library on the third Monday of each month, a free lecture on local history is scheduled at 6.30 pm in the library.

LAST LECTURE OF 2015


October 26 – 6.30 PM

Jeff Davis County Library


Susan Pittman

“Tom Lea's wife Nancy and Gene Miller”