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.


October 26 – 6.30 PM

Jeff Davis County Library

Susan Pittman

“Tom Lea's wife Nancy and Gene Miller”