Payette County is named for Francois Payette, who was a French-Canadian, a fur trapper with the North West Company and the first white man in the area in 1818.
Created: February 28, 1917
Payette 1917 – present
County Courthouse – Payette
Location: 1130 3rd Avenue North / North 11th Street
Built: 1971 – 1972
Contractor: R W Luekenga Construction Company Inc.
Description: The building faces north and is a one story yellow colored brick and glass structure. There is an entrance on the east and west sides of the north front of the building. The north front and has a small overhang. The east section extends north. The building has a sloped roof on the west section. The adjoining east section and the Jail were built in 1999 to 2000. The architect was Gowland and Johnson of Payette and the contraqctor was J S Construction of Nampa.
Old County Courthouse – Payette
Location: 240 North Main Street / 3rd Avenue North
Built: 1911 – 1912
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Ronald J Walker
Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure.The west entrance is arched. The building was renovated in 1950. The building served as the County Courthouse and City Hall until 1972. The building remains unoccupied.
E – Gem County
S – Canyon County
W – Malheur County, Oregon
Photos taken 2009 and 2012