Welcome to Val Verde County, Texas!
Births, Deaths & Marriages
Books & Lookups

Census Records
County Info
Get Help with Your Ancestors
Judge Roy Bean and the Law West of the Pecos
Old Photos
Surname List
Beyond Val Verde Co.: The Great State of Texas
TXGenWeb sites
Contact me


Home > History > Judge Roy Bean

Judge Roy Bean & The Law West of the Pecos

Phantly Roy Bean, Jr. (c. 1825 March 16, 1903) was an eccentric U.S. saloon-keeper and Justice of the Peace in Val Verde County, Texas, who called himself "The Law West of the Pecos". According to legend, Judge Roy Bean held court in his saloon along the Rio Grande in a desolate stretch of the Chihuahuan Desert of southwest Texas. After his death, Western films and books cast him as a hanging judge. Read more>

Judge Roy Bean Biography from DesertUSA

Judge Roy Bean from TexasBob.com Send a Judge Roy Bean postcard!

Judge Roy Bean from Ron's Texas Page

Judge Roy Bean's Office - The Law West of the Pecos


Judge Bean from Se Ya Down the Road, current photos of the landmark in Langtry

His Honor, Judge Roy Bean .. In defense of Judge Roy Bean, a tribute to his memory

Judge Roy Bean's Gravesite from Old West Gravesites

Judge Roy Bean at findagrave.com

Judge Roy Bean Visitor's Center from texasoutside.com


Hangman's Tree, Judge Roy Bean's Court, Langtry, Texas
Whitehead Memorial Museum
Whitehead_Memorial_Museum from wikipedia.org
Books about Judge Roy Bean
This page is part of the TXGenWeb and USGenWeb projects. All photos, documents and graphics contained in the Val Verde County TXGenWeb site are copyrighted by the submitter and by this site. You may not use them elsewhere, whether in print or electronically, without written permission. Space provided by HistoricTexas.net.  
Copyright 2003-2012, Teri A. Brown. All rights reserved.  

GenDisasters | FamilyOldPhotos.com | Old-Yearbooks.com  |  OldDeathRecords.org | Ancestral Heroes | OldBios.com